THE SULAYMANIYAH LIBRARY IN ISTANBUL AND ITS EFFORTS IN PRESERVING AND CATALOGUING MANUSCRIPT HERITAGE (EXAMPLES OF MANUSCRIPTS OF TLEMCEN SCHOLARS)
There is no doubt that the preservation, indexing and realization of manuscripts represents a strategy in the field of writing the scientific, cultural, and socio-economic history of nations, so manuscript research centers, laboratories, houses, cabinets, and libraries have not hesitated to ensure the preservation and revival of this manuscript heritage, which represents an important part of the history and civilization of nations, and the inheritance of successive generations, and therefore this research paper will deal with the contributions and role of the Sulaymaniyah Library in Istanbul in preserving and serving the manuscript heritage. We will address and define the concepts and processes associated with this study in both its theoretical and applied aspects, including: the concepts of heritage, manuscript, investigation, preservation, indexing, digitization, and other operations carried out by the library to protect and revive the manuscript heritage. In order to contribute to the attempt to uncover even a small part of the Algerian manuscripts in the libraries and vaults of the world, we will examine the inventory and statistics of some samples of manuscripts of the scholars of Tlemcen preserved in this library.
Keywords: Manuscript Heritage; Sulaymaniyah Library; Cataloguing; Digitization; Preservation; Algerian Manuscript