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  • Yasmin Faghihi
  • Alasdair Watson
  • Huw Jones


FIHRIST is an evolving union catalogue, for Islamic and other Middle Eastern manuscripts. Libraries and independent projects can contact the Board of Directors to receive training and advice before contributing their manuscript descriptions. To keep within time and budget, the founding partners initially focused on minimal descriptions, while stipulating the incorporation of key features, including original script, standardised transliteration, VIAF headings for names and basic Subject headings (LCSH) where given, to enhance access and interoperability with other systems. Records currently added to FIHRIST vary between detailed and basic descriptions, the source of which may be legacy data (existing published or unpublished catalogues) or may be born digital.

All the TEI files are available to download from the repository on GitHub.