Israel's National Library Sees Arabic Site Traffic Boom

(AP-Washington Post) Ilan Ben Zion - Israel's national library says the number of visitors to its Arabic website more than doubled last year, driven by a growing collection of digitized materials and an aggressive outreach campaign to the Arab world. 650,000 users, largely from the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Algeria, visited the National Library of Israel's English and Arabic sites in 2021, said library spokesman Zack Rothbart. One of the most popular resources is a newspaper archive with more than 200,000 pages of Arabic publications from Ottoman and British Mandate Palestine.

2022-01-10 00:00:00

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