GAE Work Strategy and Methods
Review of a number
of major international encyclopedias as far as selection and coverage of
contents, presentation of information, and artistic production.
A committee of
highly qualified scientific editors has been formed and based in the
project preparation office to report on what should be included in a
comprehensive and general Arabic encyclopedia.
Preparation of the
principles and guidelines of authorship (writing of new material),
translation, editing and technical production. Manuals and specifications or
adaptations: writing, translations, editing, reduction, expansion, and
rewriting, and page layouts have been all set in writing and approved.
committee has been formed to read the World Book Encyclopedia, with an aim
to identify areas targeted for deletion, addition or correction.
articles and materials on various areas and aspects of Arab and Islamic life
which should be included in a major comprehensive Arabic Encyclopedia.
Tens of qualified
and specialist authors were recruited to write thousands articles on
Islam, Arab and Islamic cultures, societies and related biographies and
were established for the selection of writers, translators, editors, and
technician of remarkable qualifications to join the project.
materials were referred to leading academic authorities in the same academic
fields for editing, and the passed to others for revision and approval.
committee of specialists in Islamic Sharia and Arabic Language has been
recruited to make sure that GAE is free of pitfalls and to maintain accuracy