The Middle East Librarians Association would like to congratulate everyone who has contributed to Archnet – an open access resource on the built environment of Muslim societies. The Global Grid, a service focused on delivering daily news about “localized and unique architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning,” has named Archnet as one of the Top 20 Architecture Websites for 2016.
Archnet was developed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, which is headed by current MELA President Sharon Smith. It highlights architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues, with a specific focus on Muslim societies. Sharon would like to thank the AKDC staff – temporary and permanent, past and present – for contributing to the project’s success. In particular, she would like to acknowledge Michael Toler (Archnet Content Manager) who has worked hard to ensure the continued maintenance and relevancy of the project.
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