Audiovisual Materials: Introduction
While printed texts have existed for over five hundred years, an ever-increasing amount of materials, in more recent times, is being produced in a wide range of audiovisual formats. This is also true in the field of Islamic and Ismaili studies. As such, the Library has begun collecting photographs and images, as well as film, video and sound recordings.
The collections of audiovisual materials in the Library seek to illustrate the cultures and traditions of Muslim communities around the world. As these materials are an important and significant part of Islamic cultural and artistic heritage, which needs to be preserved for future use, the Library is continuously seeking to expand this collection through acquisitions, gifts and donations.