Journal of Manuscripts & Libraries for Specialized Research (JMLSR)

About the Journal :

The International Journal of Manuscripts & Libraries for Specialized Research, published quarterly on behalf of the Scientific Institute of Advanced Training and Studies is a referred scientific journal, which is supervised by a group of scholars who are specialized in heritage, museums, and library studies in the Arab and international universities.

The objectives of this journal are: – To spot light on our memorable history to inspire a brighter future; – To stimulate the minds of researchers and adorers of heritage; -To exert efforts for the purpose of mobilizing skills and capacities in gathering various cultural, thoughtful, and heritage backgrounds; -To interact with the important aspects of our bountiful heritage, by and with which we live and move forward to the achievement of innovation, invention & development; -To fight alienation of relations with heritage; – To interact with masterworks of heritage to dedicate them to researchers to serve as a platform for achieving development.

The journal seeks to promote technical and educational services in view of international standards through distinguished and specialized qualifications, use of modern technology, loyalty and devotion to work, and achieving excellence to provide researchers and students with the best services. This will create a professional encouraging environment for the excellent creative ideas and talents who are committed to team work values, spirit of respect, authenticity of vision, and excellence in objectives.

The journal concerns with public intellectuals, persons interested in heritage and manuscripts, text editors, graduate researchers, researchers of manuscripts, librarians and information centres, in support of being a pioneer journal that seeks to make heritage a deep rooted science, art, entertainment, and education within an attractive framework of knowledge, as a leading journal in the field of heritage, documentations, and manuscripts studies at the national and international levels. Furthermore, the journal publishes authentic and distinguished scientific, technical and applied researches in an attempt to become a significant and added value journal in the field of electronic media, which takes advantage of the valuable components of manuscripts to regain its original beauty and the identity of Arabs and Muslims since they represent national, historical, ideological identities. In addition to this, manuscripts are regarded as a source of pride of the heritage left by our parents and ancestors including sciences, cultures, knowledge, and arts.


The Maintenance and Security of Manuscripts in the Centre of Manuscripts and Maintenance/ Manuscript House of Al- Abbass Holy Shrine
Restorer: Ali Abd Muhssin Abada Sebti
Al- Abbass Holy Shrine
Manuscripts are the most important cultural heritage offering us different items of knowledge and different sciences in different fields.
At the beginning, these manuscripts are made of animal’s skins, and then by development, they have been made of plant’s fibers announcing the birth of what is called papers.
It is China that has the best opportunity in producing the first papers for writing in the world. Chinese have made up papers using a grenade way from the mulberry. Arabs, then, have transferred from China the production of grenade papers in 795. The first factory for producing paper is built in Baghdad. Similarly, Arabs have entered the use of cloth in producing papers instead of plants. They use writing on skins parchment which are made from animals, and albarshment.
Iraq, in all its institutions, religious places, and scientific schools in different fields, is the destination for all student sciences and researchers. What is more, the market science in Iraq is a best witness of these people who very much like to possess books, and manuscripts and keep them in the general and special libraries. On the other hand, manuscripts, in Iraq, are suffering from corrupting, stealing, and burning due to the miserable situations experienced by the country throughout past ages and due to the wars, poor storage, and lack of knowledge of the historical
value of these books. This affects, in a way or another on the state of manuscripts in the country.
After 2003 many institutions take care of manuscripts and documents in all their types and supply the necessaries that suit these scripts. One of these scripts is the renovating centre of manuscripts which belongs to Al- Abbass holy shrine/ Karbala/ Iraq. The main function of this centre is to renovate the scripts and save them by using modern scientific ways and to be subject to international conditions in order to keep the historical value of the scripts.
The research is divided into three demands:
-The first: An introductory to the manuscript renovating centre in all its departments and their jobs.
-The second: The security of the documents and manuscripts and the main process that the centre does in order to keep the manuscripts.
-The third: Mentioning the different stages of renovating manuscripts.