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Date of this Version

Winter 12-16-2018

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Purpose: is to materialize the theme here.

Methodology: The content analysis method is applied herewith respect to developmental-applied research. The attributes (data) are extracted and adjusted through the Delphi technique and Documentation method. The statistical population consists of 14 experts in the field of manuscripts' studies and the field of information and knowledge organization. The sampling follows the targeted sampling method. For data accumulation, a researcher-designed questionnaire is applied to identify the attributes herein.

Findings: 19 main attributes and 224 sub-attributes are necessary to describe and organize Iranian-Islamic information contexts' manuscripts. The importance of these attributes was explained in the Iranian-Islamic information context. The two main attributes of note and related objects rank the highest sub-attributes.

Practical implications: Applicable in: 1) devising a useful metadata application profile for describing and organizing the Iranian-Islamic information contexts' manuscripts, especially in the electronic environment and 2) applicable in strengthening or completing the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).

Originality/value: In general, the focus of the extracted attributes' descriptions here is more on manuscriptology attributes than bibliographic attributes. The diagnosis and determine the manuscripts' attributes, provide appropriate access points to improve accessibility to these valuable resources for researchers, which would lead to the development of manuscriptology studies and increase the relevant scientific outputs.

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