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Library Partnerships

In the spirit of collaborative development, open communication and collegiality, USEK Library strives to enrich its efforts to fulfill its mission to expand its network through national and international initiatives and partnerships.


  • e-corpus
  • World Digital Library
  • Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
  • I-Revues
  • e-ktobe
  • Ninawa Daher Foundation
  • The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
  • Casa Árabe (The Arab House)
e-corpus is a collective digital and heritage library founded in 2009. Updated regularly, it classifies and provides multiple types of documents: manuscripts, archives, books, newspapers, prints, sound recordings, and videos.
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The World Digital Library provides free extensive documentation in several languages from countries and cultures around the world on the Internet.
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Hill Museum & Manuscript Library is a leading cultural preservation organization with the mission to identify, digitally photograph, catalog, and archive material to make available the contents of endangered manuscripts belonging to threatened communities.
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I-Revues is a service offered to publishers in any scientific field for the electronic dissemination of journals, scientific conferences and book services, with a catalog containing approximately forty publications, and more than 20,000 documents.
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e-ktobe is a database for Syriac manuscripts which gathers information about texts and their physical nature (materials, composition notebooks, binder, writing, etc.), colophons and notes of Syriac manuscripts.
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The Ninawa Daher Foundation strives to support young people’s dreams by promoting equal opportunity initiatives and inclusive participation in diverse communities. Born in 1979 into a Lebanese family in Argentina, Ninawa became a renowned journalist and a prominent voice for empowering youths as leaders of social justice. Her tragic death in a car crash in 2011 inspired Argentina to choose her birthday on October 3 to celebrate Lebanese-Argentinian Youth Day.
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The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce has been operating for over 68 years to strengthen the ties between Brazilians and Arabs and to promote economic, social, and cultural development. It plays an essential role in the development of the relationship between these two parts of the world.
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The Arab House represents people’s homes and way of life across 22 Arab countries. Initially a virtual space affiliated to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) in São Paulo, Brazil, it is a space dedicated to cultural activities, library information, and an Arabic language forum with discussions on the lives of Arab immigrants and their descendants in Brazil.
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  • Lebanese Academic Library Consortium
  • Lebanese ILL/DD Services
  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
Lebanese Academic Library Consortium (LALC) is the first national consortium “to cooperate in the selection, pricing negotiations and access methods of electronic resources” for the best interests of Universities and their library users.
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Lebanese ILL/DD Services – LIDS is another national consortium whose main objective is to implement a Lebanese interlibrary loan and document delivery service by which “the request or supply of books or copies of articles are managed between libraries.”
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan connects you to thousands of libraries whose entire collections can be viewed at a glance in WorldCat®.It allows you to get resources from thousands of libraries all over the world while saving time and money with each ILL request.
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Professional Memberships

  • Lebanese Library Association
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • Islamic Manuscript Association
  • Institut du Monde Arabe
  • MELCom International
  • MLA
  • North American Serials Interest Group
  • Société d'études Syriaques
  • Oral History Society
Lebanese Library Association (LLA) provides leadership for the development, promotion and enhancement of the library and information sector to deliver quality services to the Lebanese community.
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American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. It is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 57,000 members. The mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.” USEK Library is registered in the following LLA divisions:

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information professions. USEK Library is registered in the following IFLA sections and Special Interest Group (SIG):

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Islamic Manuscript Association is an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Islamic manuscript collections and supporting those who work with them. It was formed in response to the urgent need to address the poor preservation and inaccessibility of many Islamic manuscript collections around the world.
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Institut du Monde Arabe is an organization founded in Paris in 1980 by 18 Arab countries with France to research and disseminate information about the Arab world and its cultural and spiritual values. The Institute was established to cultivate real dialogue between the Arab world, France and Europe.
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MELCom International, the European Association of Middle East Librarians, is a non-governmental organization devoted to promoting co-operation among individuals and institutions in Europe the Middle East and throughout the world concerning all aspects of librarianship in the Middle East, book collecting, the book trade and publishing.
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MLA is a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 professional members and partners in health sciences information worldwide. MLA provides lifelong educational opportunities, supports a knowledgebase of health information research, and works with a global network of partners to promote the importance of quality information to improve the health of the community and the public. USEK Library is registered in the following MLA sections:

  • Section 02: Educational Media and Technologies
  • Section 10: Nursing and Allied Health Resources
  • Section 20: Public Services
  • Section 22: Collection Development
  • Section 26: International Cooperation
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Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain – anyone working with or concerned about serial publications.
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Société d'études Syriaques is a scholarly society whose objective is the cultivation of Eastern Syriac-speaking Christianity (Aramaic of Edessa / Urhay, now Urfa in Turkey of the S.E.), whatever their confession. For scientific and academic purposes, its members are interested in history, art, literature and, generally, anything that has enriched the culture of Syriac-speaking communities.
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Oral History Society promotes the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories of the past. As well as offering practical advice and support, the Society aims to raise standards in oral history practices across a range of activities and disciplines.
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