Panel 4: Cataloguing, Editing, Research and Publishing

 This panel concerns the cataloguing of manuscript collections and the publication of scholarship on manuscripts. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, practices in print and digital cataloguing, such as protocols for manuscript description, metadata standards, and authority control; methodologies for preparing print and digital critical editions; descriptions of local or regional publishers, particularly those whose publications are not widely known or easily available; and the history of periodicals, monographs, or publication series concerned with the study of Africa’s Arabic-script manuscript heritage.