A seminar on information technology titled Knowledge Architectures and Archives was held at the Information Technology University in Lahore on Monday.
The seminar was organized under the joint auspices of the Punjab Information Technology Board and IT University.
Punjab IT Board Chairman Dr. Uma Saif was the chief guest on the occasion.
Addressing the opening ceremony today, he said that PITB and IT University are collaborating with the Punjab Archives and Libraries Department and Columbia University's Group to start digitizing historical archives.
He said that the move will significantly help open up a treasure trove of historical records for academia and historians worldwide for research by involving international experts.
The seminar being participated by scholars from the world's leading universities for two days.
Digitization of the Punjab Archives project aims to open this great repository for greater public use.
It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab Archives are the largest archives in South Asia.
Source: Radio Pakistan