Click here to watch some videos on manuscripts digitizationBy. Muhammad Nida’ Fadlan

Islamic Manuscript Unit (ILMU) of the Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta in cooperation with Rumah Kitab Foundation and the Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) organized the Digitalization and Catalogization of Nusantara Manuscripts training on February 21-22th, 2012 in PPIM UIN Jakarta. This is the second training conducted by ILMU PPIM after the first training in 2010.

The training was supported by the Indonesian Association for Nusantara Manuscripts (Masyarakat Pernaskahan Nusantara [Manassa]), a professional association focuses on Nusantara manuscripts. Manassa lent their digitalization equipments obtained from Leipzig Univerity, Germany to be used during the training.

Participants include fifteen manuscript owners from two oldest traditional pesantrens: Babakan Ciwaringin and Buntet in Cirebon, West Java. They obtained the knowledge and the skills to digitalize manuscripts under the guidance of Dr. Oman Fathurahman (the Coordinator of ILMU-PPIM), Lies Marcoes-Natsir, MA. (the Director of Rumah Kitab Foundation), and Munawar Holil, M.Hum. (Manassa). Continue reading