Abstract—Philology studies are often associated with
traditional methods of teaching and learning. This study shows
the best tools that can be implemented in order to make a
collaborative work among Malay manuscripts community. The
Soft System Methodology (SSM) is used to guide the
investigation. The manuscript community comprises lecturers,
students and researchers in the field of philology. Data were
gathered from interviews, focus group discussions and
observations. Academy of Malay Studies, University of Malaya
is the case study setting, focusing on lecturers who teach and
students who enrol in a philology course as well as doctoral
students researching on manuscript studies. The findings
highlight the features and modules that are available in the
Malay manuscripts collaborative e-workspace in order to
improve teaching, learning and researching as well as utilizing
digitized manuscript surrogates held in a digital library of
Index Terms—Digital library, teaching and learning Malay manuscripts, collaborative workspace, soft system methodology.
Z. Zulkifli is with Kulliyyah of Information & Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Zahidah Zulkifli, "A Collaborative e-Workspace for Digital Library of Malay Manuscripts," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 368-372, 2014.