Monday, April 13, 2015

The standard model “BIBFRAME” for resources description and access in web environment: applications and challenges


BIBFRAME Conference organized by Cybrarians (the Arabic Portal for Librarianship and Information)

Cairo, Egypt

9-10 September 2015

Introduction :

Starting from the second decade of the 21st century a great revolution happening in cataloging. In April 2013, the implementation of the new cataloging rules RDA started officially, and nowadays BIBFRAME considered the potential substitute of MARC 21. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative issued in 2011 by Library of Congress in order to make a huge change in the structure of bibliographic records.

Cybrarians organization is pleased to organize this event in order to reduce the time gap between Arabic and global library community. The conference aiming at presenting the Bibliographic Framework “Bibframe” to get Arabic community up to date, and to discuss the expected effects of new changes in cataloging, and how Arab library community will be ready to such new challenges.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Open Access Websites in Arab Countries


In the modern era whitch full of digital information , it's Become urgent presence to open sources web sites.

when we are talk about "Open Access Websites" Specifically in the Arab world .. We can say that there is unlimited number of sites that are interested in different fields.

It's also With the accelerated pace of construction of these sites , It has become easy to access.

Today "Maktabios" takes a note of the most important Free Access web sites on the internet (Specifically in the Arab world) :

Notes : The sites will appear as follows

The URL : Site address.

About Site : A Brief summary.

ISSN : An International Standard Serial Number.


International Arab Journal of e-Technology (IAJeT)

The International Arab Journal of e-Technology (IAJeT) is a specialized, refereed, and indexed journal that is published biannually in English. IAJeT is the official journal in e-technology of the Colleges of Computing and Information Society, stemming from the Association of Arab Universities and published by Arab Open University, Jordan. IAJeT invites contributions from researchers, scientists and practitioners from all over the world.

ISSN: 1997-6364

African Journals Online (AJOL)

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is an online service to provide access to African-published research, and increase worldwide knowledge of indigenous scholarship.

ISSN: 0000-0000

Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (JAIS)

The Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (JAIS) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal. It is also the world's most widely read journal in the field of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

ISSN: 0806-198X

Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review

The Arabian Journal of Business and Management Review (AJBMR) provides framework for conveying various research and academic brilliance in the field of business and management.

ISSN: 2223-5833

Alexandria Journal of Medicine

The "Alexandria Journal of Medicine" is an official peer-reviewed periodical owned by the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University and produced and hosted by Elsevier, on behalf of the owner, since 2011.

ISSN: 2090-5068

The British-Yemeni Society

The British-Yemeni Society was inaugurated in February 1993. Its objectives are to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of the two countries and to advance public knowledge in Britain about the Republic of Yemen, its history, geography, economy and culture.

ISSN: 0000-0000

International Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Sciences

an International Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Sciences (IJCPS), multidisciplinary and national dimension journal, publishes original research works that are at the interface of various disciplines, including: Process engineering, Petroleum engineering, Mechanical engineering,Geology. The journal offers full text articles, validated by peer review, and freely available on the Internet.

ISSN: 2253-0932

Egyptian Dermatology Online Journal (EDOJ)

A biannual scientific journal issued every June and December. An open-access, refereed publication intending to enhance communication between Egyptian dermatologists and the world.

ISSN: 1687-3831

The Egyptian Journal of Biology

An Open Access journal, free to download: there are no charges of any kind to authors or readers. The journal published standard scientific contributions and reviews from all aspects of the biological sciences.

ISSN: 1110-6859

Egypt Exploration Society (EES)

The Society’s paper newsletter is mailed to members three times a year. The Society’s events are announced here and the newsletter also includes details of new publications, fundraising campaigns, sales of second-hand books on eBay, and governance related issues such as the election of Trustees etc.

ISSN: 0000-0000

Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

The Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (JFAS) is an international peer-reviewed scholarly Open Access journal published by the faculty of sciences and technology of the University of El Oued (Algeria).
The Journal is published triannual (Onward January 2015) in English (encouraged) and French.

ISSN : 1112-9867

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Hindawi is a rapidly growing academic publisher with 437 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines.

ISSN: 0000-0000

Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia (SJA) is official publication of the Saudi Anaesthetic Association. It publishes peer reviewed original articles and highlights the current advances in anaesthesia and related sciences.

ISSN: 1658-354X

Manuscripts (Makhtota)

King Saud University established the Manuscript (Makhtota) site that contains more than eleven thousands manuscripts that visitors can browse, read online, and get copies in the form of images or PDF files.

ISSN: 0000-0000


Larhyss journal is an international peer-reviewed journal published quaterly (4 Issues per year) by the research laboratory in subterranean and surface hydraulics (University of Biskra, Algeria) since 2002.

ISSN: 1112-3680

Libyan Journal of Medicine

Libyan Journal of Medicine (ljm) is a peer-reviewed, Open Access, international medical journal aiming to promote heath and health education by publishing high-quality medical research and data in the different disciplines of medicine. The Journal has an Impact Factor of 1.333.

ISSN: 1993-2820

Jordan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences


The Jordan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (JJPS) is a scientific, bi-annual, peer-reviewed publication that will focus on current topics of interest to the pharmaceutical community at large.

ISSN: 1995-7157

Islamic Heritage Project

Islamic Heritage Project (IHP), Harvard’s Open Collections Program (OCP) has produced digital copies of over 280 manuscripts, 275 printed texts, and 50 maps, totaling over 156,000 pages. Users can search or browse online materials that date from the 10th to the 20th centuries CE and represent many

ISSN: 0000-0000

Journal of Numerical Mathematics and Stochastics (

Journal of Numerical Mathematics and Stochastics published papers presenting new computational results on deterministic and stochastic differential and integral equations, SDE’s and SIE’s, which model real-life problems (basically nonlinear) or have a potential for doing so. A second objective is to present new numerical methods for solving such problems.

ISSN: 2151-2302

Qatar University's Institutional Repository

Qatar University's Institutional Repository, QSpace, is a digital archive comprised of the University's intellectual output. QSpace manages, preserves and makes available the academic works of faculty, graduate students, and research centers.

ISSN: 0000-0000

Syrian Studies Association Bulletin (SSA)

The Bulletin is the bi-annual publication of the Syrian Studies Association, an international association created to promote research and scholarly understanding of Syria.

ISSN: 0000-0000

Syria. Archéologie, Art et histoire

"Syria, an annual journal, The review is dedicated to the history and archaelogy of the Semitic Near East (Cyprus included) from Prehistory to the Islamic conquest. It publishes articles in all the disciplines related to this field of research, archaology, epigraphy, philology, history, art history ; these articles are sometimes gathered together in thematic issues, but usually each issue of Syria tries to give - by means of 12 to 18 articles .. a varied overview of research on the Ancient Near East.

ISSN: 2076-8435

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The world's most famous libraries

In this digital era, most people resort to reading books on Internet networks, single click on the reader gets the information it needs without incurring any effort. However, some libraries around the world with the unique designs and warm ambience makes the reader craves contact with books and spend long hours of reading and research. In other words, engineering libraries play an essential role in attracting enthusiasts reading and encourage them to maintain the special relationship that binds the reader to his book.

Central Library in Seattle - Washington at the United Nations

Modern and sophisticated Library, pulls tourists from all over the world, in its first year has had more than two million tourists. It is designed by Dutch architect "Rem Koolhaas" and The American designer "Joshua Ramos." The tour which began in 2006, two years after it opened. This library pursuant a brilliant engineered and a milestone in the design of libraries around the world.

Library attest to the different Art Galleries , signing books and other cultural activities throughout the year. It should be noted that visitors can stop for a coffee or buy gifts.

College Library "Trinity" in Dpelln- Ireland

One of the oldest libraries in Ireland, was founded in 1592 by the Queen, "Elizabeth the First."

Is not impressive from the outside only, but also contains the largest library room in the world known "Long Room" with more than 200,000 of the oldest books.

One of the most famous manuscripts is "The Book of Kells: Turning darkness into the light," which alone attracts more than 500 000 visitors annually.

Library of Alexandria in Egypt

A revival of the ancient Royal Library of Alexandria , the most important library in the Greek world. It was built by "the Great Alexander" before nearly 2,300 years.

This library was born again in 2002, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, after ten years of design, planning and implementation.

Designed by a team of "Snohetta" office, the winner of an international competition organized by the International Union of Architects, UNESCO and the Egyptian government. The library includes archaeological museums, in addition to the 15 permanent exhibition, including "Alexandria Through the Ages", "calligraphy" and "History of Printing." As characterized by sculptures and alphabet inscriptions that cover and adorn one side of the building

Library of "Stuttgart" City in Germany

One of the most important buildings in the area, along with a museum "Porsche" located close to it. This library is designed by Korean Engineer Yi Aaon-Yong, influenced by "Pantheon" architecture in ancient Rome. The library witnessing on cultural activities such as exhibitions and book signings.

"Musashino" Library

In the "Musashino" University of Arts in Tokyo, the library is known for creative design, especially the vast size , the outer windshields that allows the entry of light and its reflection on the shelves of wood scattered across the library.

the architect "Sue Fujimoto" Took over construction work and succeeded in creating a comfortable angles where easy access to books, volumes and pleasant reading sides where the reader feels the unbridled desire in a this world.

Public Library in "Vancouver"

From the design of the architect, "Moshe Savda" This library contains nearly 9.5 million between reference books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. It's Of the most important Library in Canada, welcomes huge numbers of reading lovers, so provide them with the appropriate atmosphere and important references to ensure the task of kidnapped them for long hours.


it's still a long list of well-known libraries did not mention .. only very simple ones section. Perhaps the tourist visiting these libraries discover a new cultures , sings his journey traveling more than fun and useful.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"El Sawaf" calls the Arab Publishers Association for Relief Gaza libraries

Mr. Mustafa El Sawaf

"Mustafa El Sawaf" Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture ؛ called on the Arab Publishers Association of the need to move and contribute to support the libraries in Gaza Strip by participating in the campaign "Relief Gaza libraries" launched by the ministry, which aims to rebuild the libraries that were destroyed during the Israel aggression on the Gaza Strip and to provide them with books that enable them to return to fulfill its mandate which was established for.

This came through a letter sent Mr. Sawaf to sir. "Asem Shalaby" head of the Arab Publishers Association , where among the damage caused by the aggression and the sector, which affected on the libraries of all kinds.

Sawaf said: "Gaza subjected to barbaric aggression systematically lasted for 51 long days all walks of life and did not leave anything but influenced from stone .. trees and human beings , even the libraries had not been delivered from it".

Sawaf confirmed that the Israel occupation during the aggression on Gaza destroyed a large number of public libraries numbered seven libraries, including two libraries were totally demolished and five were partially destroyed, in addition to the destruction of more than 175 school library, and 85 private library in mosques and sports clubs.

He pointed out "the number of destroyed more than twenty thousand books, noting that among them (rare books , specialized and distinctive in several science and knowledge) most notably Books that chronicling the Palestinian cause.

Sawaf stressed that the damage inflicted on libraries will lead to a severe scarcity of information sources and references, which seriously affect on the educational process and the march of scientific research in Gaza Strip.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Re-banned children's books to libraries in Department of adults in Singapore

The National Library of Singapore

According to news reports It will be allowed to trade two books of children's books, it has been passed around in the prevention of libraries in Singapore because addressed to gay couples, following the intervention of the government.

It was scheduled to be destroyed after the books banned by the board of directors of the National Library in Singapore.

the Singapore Minister of Communications and Information "Jacob Abraham" instructed of the National Library to allow the circulation of books again, but in the adult section.

He wrote on his page on the social networking site "Facebook" : the decision is still on what can or can not be read to children In the hands of guardians.

He added that "parents who want to borrow these books to read with their children will have the option to do so".

"Apple" pay 450 million dollars in the case of manipulation priced books

Apple will pay 450 million dollars

"Apple" Company Approved to pay about 450 million dollars to settle the case, which accuses them of conspiring with five of the top publishing houses to prove prices e-books .. according to court records released on Wednesday.

The settlement is based on the appeal which the company lost last year, which ruled that "Apple" violated antitrust laws own prices, after conspiring with publishers to raise the prices of e-books.

For its part, "Apple" is still denies involvement in this shameful act, where "kristin huguet" a spokeswoman for the company said : "We have not sinned, and we believe that a fair assessment of the facts will show that".

In case of approval of the settlement by the judiciary, goes the amount of $400 million to consumers, while the company will pay an additional $20 million to legal wages.

The lawyers who raised the issue on behalf of the consumer group and 33 U.S. states, intend to seek compensation worth 840 million dollars for damage to consumers who have been affected by high prices for e-books, during the court which scheduled to begin on 25 August.

As for the publishing houses which accused of conspiring with "Apple" they are "Hachette Book Group" "HarperCollins Publishers" "Penguin Group" "Macmillan" and "Simon & Schuster".

The publishing houses have already reached to settle the case against the payment of 166 million dollars. The announcement was made to reach a settlement at the end of last June, without the announcement of the details at that time.