Istanbul will be the venue for a new center on Ottoman archives.
Ottoman archives, currently placed in four different locations, will be collected together at the "Ottoman Archive Center" in Kagithane district of Istanbul, said Directorate General of State Archives on Tuesday.

The new center will have around 100 million documents and 370,000 note-books.

The center will include an administrative building, a research hall for 350 scholars, research institute, library, museum, a special unit for digital archives, social facilities and congress hall for 2,500 people.

Archive storage areas will be specially designed against floods, earthquakes, chemical and biological attacks.
The new center will be opened to the public in 2012.

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