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The loss of Iraqi libraries and the dispersion of their contents call for digital library solutions that encompass many organization, access and preservation needs, among them the technical, staffing, and language encoding needs for record production, and user needs to search and annotate in multiple scripts and languages. Such digital assets management (DAM) systemmust be able to handle multiple languages, flexibly integrate professional and local standards to ensure continued integration of the records and digital objects, and shouldfacilitate record production and using digital materials in cultural preservation and education. To these ends, we describe only part of a larger solution – the architecture of a DAM system, “auroraDL”, and propose how the structure will enable us to study the redevelopment of Iraq's information instruction.