ArmenianHouse.org - Armenian Literature, History, Religion
F.A.Q. Contents
  1. How do you choose books and documents for the Armenian Library?
  2. You don't have [you name the book] by [you name the author]. How come?
  3. This is an Armenian Library. Why are there so few books in Armenian?
  4. What is Literary Cafe?
  5. How can I help the Armenian Library?
Questions and answers

1. How do you choose books and documents for the Armenian Library?

We publish fiction and nonfiction by Armenian authors. Also we publish works by non-Armenian authors that somehow relate to Armenia and Armenians. The young writers and poets are very welcome to publish their works in Literary Cafe.

2. You don't have [you name the book] by [you name the author]. How come?

We are in a constant process of adding new works. Nonetheless we simply cannot publish all the Armenian literary heritage at one stroke of a magic wand or throwing some sort of spell. If you want to see works of a particular author in our library please write about that in our Forum. If possible we will try to publish those books first. On the other hand, there is no need to wait: you can scan the book yourself and send it to us. Also, you may order scanning and digitalizing of your favorite book. It will cost you $100-200 depending on the size of the book. Of course those books are published promptly. Also your name will be added to the list of sponsors of our project and also on the page of the book itself.

3. This is an Armenian Library. Why are there so few books in Armenian?

ArmenianHouse.org project was started as "Library of Armenian Literature in Russian" and the first year everything published in the library was in Russian only. We started working on the Armenian section only from December, 2002. Also digitizing Armenian texts is much more time consuming because FineReader — the only program that does support Armenian letters recognition — does not perform morphological analysis of Armenian text during the recognition and that adds work on the human side. Now the Armenian section is top priority for us, so we hope you will be able to see more texts in Armenian in near future.

4. What is Literary Cafe?

Check the FAQ page at Literary Cafe.

5. How can I help the Armenian Library?

We do really need support and it will be greatly appreciated. Please check which of the following is applicable to you:

  1. "I have interesting/rare books that I think should be published in the Library."
  2. "I can scan and/or digitalize (OCR) books."
  3. "I've got lots of free time, equipment and books and could do anything for ArmenianHouse.org." :)
  4. "I can translate from Armenian/Russian/English to Armenian/Russian/English."
  5. "I can provide financial help for your Library."

... then contact us.

If none of the above rings a bell for you but you still feel like doing something good tonight then there are hundreds of other means to help us: visit our library more often, take part in discussions at our forums, tell you friends about our site if you think they will be interested. If you saw a typo, send a message with the address of the page and the whole sentence containing the error. That helps a lot.

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