Launched beneath the patronage of H H Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, the initial-of-its-sort project in the sultanate (http://manuscripts.mhc.gov.om) enables reading the manuscripts online, in addition to getting a digital copy of a manuscript for a charge.
In line with its efforts to lead the digital transformation in the nation, Omantel has supported the project by making a platform that is user-friendly. It has also been equipped with an index to very easily browse by means of the manuscripts.
To study the manuscripts, customers require to register on the platform for RO20 annually. They can also save a copy by paying RO10 for each and every manuscript, with or without having the annual subscription.
The manuscripts digitisation project is however an additional milestone in the cooperation in between Omantel and the Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC). It aims to additional market Oman’s wealthy heritage and culture by enabling every person to have an simple access to manuscripts, which will encourage a lot more researches and research inside Oman and abroad.
Humood al Rashdi, head of Manuscripts Department in MHC, mentioned, “We are glad to announce for researchers from about the planet that accessing Oman’s manuscripts has by no means been simpler. They can also acquire a digital copy of the manuscripts for offline use.
“This has been achieved after five years of hard work in collaboration with our strategic partner, Omantel, who ensured that the platform is user-friendly and safe. This achievement will further promote Oman’s rich history, culture and heritage with ancient manuscripts in various areas of science.”
Haitham al Tamimi, project manager, ICT unit, Omantel commented, “We are proud to cooperate with MHC in this national project that promotes our wealthy history, heritage and culture that goes back thousands of years.
“We have worked hand-in-hand with the ministry to digitise four,000 manuscripts with their indexes and details as effectively as to develop an online platform exactly where customers from about the globe can very easily browse by means of the manuscripts and acquire a digital copy for offline use.
“At Omantel, we make our best endeavours to utilise 4.0 technologies in building a sustainable digital society and support a knowledge-based economy through smart services and innovative solutions as well as our strategic partnerships with major public and private entities in the sultanate.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily