The Role of Digitization in Preserving Palestinian Manuscripts Threatened with Extinctionadmin
Written by: Dr. Nermin M. Al-Bornu.
PhD in Educational Technology.
The General Director of Pillar Centre for Conflict Resolution, International Arbitration and Scientific Research.
The manuscript is considered a proof of human identity and a cultural and historical treasure that represents the nobility of peoples who are proud of their history and civilization. The mechanism of its preservation and protection, especially in light of the dangers and fierce attacks that Palestine is exposed to, in a systematic attempt by the Israeli entity to erase its civilizational and cultural repertoire.
In this context, we, as specialists in the field of educational technology, seek to employ digitization in preserving the Palestinian manuscript and linking it to successive generations in the truest and clearest way. In addition to highlighting the importance of the role of digitization because it is the best solution to protect the origins of manuscripts and heritage books from disappearing, by identifying new algorithms and multiple applications to preserve to improve manuscripts from damage and loss, through several levels of accuracy, where primary treatments are carried out, such as improving the manuscript, cutting out the important parts of it or extracting its distinctive features, and reducing and correcting defects, because historical manuscripts struggle with extinction, wars and disasters inside Gaza.