Our Digital Library

 Operating since 1999, AUA Digital Library of Classical Armenian Literature has been established as a platform for the collection, digitization, preservation and presentation to worldwide audiences some of the enormous cultural wealth contained in the rich holdings of the Armenian national repositories all over the world.

  • DIGILIB connect researchers, libraries and institutions to vital source materials and information.
  • DIGILIB is the largest collection of its kind globally with access through state-of-the art IT technologies.
  • DIGILIB is a modern instrument that will allow people from all over the world to access the cultural heritage of one of the oldest cultures in the world.

The significance of the digital library goes beyond merely digitizing 2000 works of 625 authors. The main strength of the Armenian Digital Library is that it is a dramatically advanced method of collecting, storing and organizing information in a digital format. 
Here is how Digilib is different from other digital sources of information:

  • The library provides a complete metadata and bibliographic references on each author and each work.
  • The digitized works do not appear as mere images of the printed books in .jpg or .pdf formats, but represent fully searchable texts allowing to look for words and phrases within the library’s database.

This modern instrument was developed with the use of the most advanced technologies of the 21st century and will allow Armenologists to conduct their research in the most comprehensive and efficient manner. The digital library is not a logical extension of physical library, but it is a method of preserving historical Armenian Literature ranging from the 4th century to the 18th centuries.

Our Donors

Digilib was founded in 1999 thanks to the generous support of Alice Ohanessian from Boston, who financed the digitalization of the Classical Armenian Literature for the first two years.

Since 2007 Turpanjian Family Foundation has been supporting Digilib's new and updated website and digitlaization of the Western and Diaspora Armenian Literature. 

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