An architecture worthy of a nation
Since 2004, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)—one of the oldest universities in Lebanon—has made digital preservation its mission through its Center for Reprography and Digitization, which is operated by the University’s library. The center plays a crucial role in conserving the heritage of Lebanon in digital format, a task made all the more vital given the huge social and political upheaval the country has seen. Its collection includes the digital archives of the works of poet Gibran Khalil Gibran, just one of the highlights in an archive that contains thousands of documents.
USEK wanted to store its digitized collection, consolidating archive data and supporting research by giving scholars secure electronic access to files. To do this, it needed a scalable, easy-to-manage infrastructure.