Saturday, April 7, 2012

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Algeria inaugurates Library Cultural Attaché




the Saudi ambassador to Algeria Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Saleh has Opened the Library Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Kingdom in the Algerian capital, attended by heads offices , employees of the embassy , cultural Attaché officials , a number of intellectuals men of thought and literature, and academics Algerians.


Ambassador prepared the library as a way station of effort the cultural efforts of the Embassy of the Kingdom and a step in the area of ​​support for cultural cooperation between the two countries and a connecting link between them, emphasizing the determination of the embassy to enrich the library in various kinds of books, scientific, cultural, literary and historical in order to become a center of scientific and cultural reflects the keenness of the Embassy's service culture including helping to achieve the integration of knowledge between the Republic of Algeria and Saudi Arabia.


He praised the achievements of cultural to the Kingdom within and outside the country, stressing that the care in this area is vital and strategic, stem from religion, which calls for reading and learning and the desire of the guardians, as it seeks leadership in the Kingdom to give priority to the sector of culture and science by encouraging planners of the Education and education.


He expressed satisfaction with the positive reactions that followed this event important to the cultural center of the educated class and the staff of the Embassy Cultural Attaché and Saudi Arabia school in Algeria.




Libraries of Jordan develop a current year plan




The Association of Library and Information of Jordan headed by President of the Assembly Dr. Nedal Ayasrah press conference in which he reviewed the achievements of the association since its founding in 1963.


Dr. Ayasrah said : «Society contributed in many of the activities office and paid the Assembly since its founding institutions to encourage the establishment of libraries in all parts of the country».


He explained that the Assembly has held many courses office specialized in library science and information locally, regionally and held many conferences and seminars throughout her career that spanned fifty years and participated in many conferences of Arab and international specialized agencies.


Dr. Ayasrah confirmed that the new management will follow in the footsteps of previous administrative bodies and strive to work on the development of the profession of libraries in Jordan. It hopes the new management to get the necessary support for this cultural association of public and private institutions for the continuity of its work to provide a permanent home.


Administrative staff developed an action plan for this year, including:



«Contribute to the campaign« book friend »in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture - the National Library, through which the distribution of a collection of books on the citizens».


«The establishment of a cultural event on the occasion of the National Book Week under the slogan« the book such as water should be up for all »This Thursday 5 April in Amman - Street Culture».


«Project« Library traveler »in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation and the company of Jordan Tourist Transport« jet »in order to encourage reading among the citizens who are traveling in these buses».


«Know your association project» aims to introduce students to library science and colleagues working in various libraries to urged them to join the Society ».


«Conference Assembly atheist century in Madaba on the occasion of selected City of Culture for the year 2012».


«Preparation for the celebration of the fiftieth jubilee of the founding of the Golden Library and Information Association of Jordan, which falls on December 23, 2013».




Friday, April 6, 2012

Gaza Group drop off World Bank mission to ​​an inspection tour of the library development project





A group of Gaza for Culture and Development Friendly World Bank mission in tour school "Amna Bent Wahb" Girls Directorate of Rafah education so as to inform on the mechanism of implementation of the libraries in public schools in the Gaza Strip, with funding from the NGO Development Center - French Development Agency.


The mission was accompanied by Khaled Hassouna, Executive Director of the Assembly and Alaa Algalayna Director, Center for NGO Development NDC - Gaza, in addition to the engineer Munther Abdel Hadi Director of Programs Development Centre, and were met by the school administration and students and a number of lectureship and parents.


the World Bank mission Heard to explain the integrated implementation of the project based on stages that have been implemented so far and the remaining stages and expected to be completed during the current year, and briefed them on the library is equipped with equipment to suit the modern libraries.


The mission met with a group of students of the school to make sure that the benefit of the scheme on the level of scientific and educational, while expressing satisfaction with the librarian to fully automatic systems and the development of the school library.


The World Bank Mission expressed its thanks and appreciation for the efforts made ​​by the Assembly in the field of library development, which is a key part of the development of the educational process.



It is noted that the draft development of libraries in public schools includes the development and furnishing of the 6 central libraries and provide them with equipment and books needed and funded by the French Development Agency through the center of the development of Palestinian civil institutions.




Prince Sultan bin Salman launches site library of images and movies Saudi Travellers





Inaugurated in Riyadh, Prince Sultan bin Salman, head of the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities events within the Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2012 Saudi website for the library pictures and movies Saudi Travellers


the assistant vice president for marketing of the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities Hamad Al Sheikh prepared library portal .. the first of its kind in the region, which is built by photographers and filmmakers, tourism, and contains the photographic material in Saudi Arabia, and reflect the different areas, as well as scenes of tourism and heritage Arabia, useful to Library embodies the vision of the RTA as to stimulate tourism, in order to effectuate its mission in the development of the tourism industry.


He pointed out that the library targeting photographers and filmmakers to showcase their work related to tourism, culture and heritage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and participate in building the content and promotion of the image attractive to the Kingdom, also helps in the marketing of their work and their talent, promote, and develop, and help the library community of designers to get a multimedia tour of high quality to be used in the production of information material distinct.


As explained project manager Hossam Megally that the library is characterized by controls and high quality standards apply to all materials prior to publication to maintain a high level of material presented, as well as competition in which libraries of multimedia global and tired to be the library's largest social network of national e-specifications, the characteristics of a global pool of interested in tourism and photography, and reflect the image attractive to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


the Commission hope that the Library to be the largest social network of national e-specifications, the characteristics of a global, bringing together all interested in tourism, photography, and reflect the image attractive to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as provide a platform professional photographers Saudis to present their work in electronic form distinct displays the reality of tourism and heritage in the Kingdom through media includes multiple images, video, text information and the work of hand and souvenirs, as well as the development of reference for anyone interested tourism Saudi Arabia and all those who need to multi-media high-quality for the Kingdom.




Loop around the corner of U.S. university libraries in the Sultanate of Oman



The Embassy of the United States in Muscat workshop on the corner of the American custom in the libraries of colleges and universities in the Sultanate, where comes this episode as a kind of partnership between the U.S. Embassy with universities and colleges in the Sultanate

the corner Project began since 2004 and is currently available in the libraries of the University of Sohar and the Faculty of Applied Science Rustaq and Modern College of Science and Higher College of Technology in Muscat and the University of Buraimi, where the corner is the center of the sources of information provides a collection of books and dictionaries on the information from the United States of America, in areas scientific, economic, and recognize which students to American universities in all specialties, and the system of instruction, designed through the embassy to enrich the Omani students to receive knowledge in various fields of science and the development of their knowledge and this kind of cooperation comes a reflection of the relationship strong and period of about two centuries, and made the loop in a series of other links converge in the cultural attaché and information with those responsible for libraries at universities and colleges, and the exchange of ideas and information and access to the new in the field of information sources, attended the opening of the His Excellency U.S. Ambassador in Muscat, and lectured in a number of experts in the field of information sources.

In this aspect I talked Irene Ioses Acting Cultural Attaché Press Agency, saying: we hosted in this episode one of the experts from the United States in the field of library science, which is responsible public centers of information sources in the Gulf States, based in Abu Dhabi, to establish lectures aimed at the development of Omani youth, as well as to hear of the guests all the proposals and ideas that contribute to the development of this project, has to visit centers of the sources of information in each of the Faculty of Muscat Supreme, Modern College, and expressed admiration for the progress witnessed by the Sultanate, especially in the field of higher education and took a good impression with regard to the interest of youth and education institutions higher, also gave the audience the proposals is to activate these centers and the establishment of more events, with the increase in the number of books to match the increase in the number of students in these universities and colleges, as well Ioses: Among the advantages of hosting the experts is to focus on teaching the English language, and from my point of view, the importance of Teaching English is not only to work but is a new culture for knowledge on foreign science.

About the importance of Activity American Corner in the library of Sultan Qaboos University, said Irene: There is significant cooperation between the Embassy with the Sultan Qaboos University in many areas, scholarship specialists to U.S. universities and host speakers from American universities lecturing at the university, and therefore cooperation is ongoing, according to need, and therefore even although not available in the American Corner library of the University 'there is cooperation in various fields.

Irene has also added: We want to distribute, and create a lot of sources of information, and there are special procedures in relation to the financial budget, because the existing cooperation and increased its scope and seeks cultural attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat to expand the scope of the corner at universities and colleges in the Sultanate.

It is noted that The cultural attaché and information the U.S. Embassy oversees the implementation of many programs annually serve different areas of scientific, cultural, professional, either through scholarships to the United States of America or by hosting the American experts for the implementation of programs or seminars in the areas of interest to the Sultanate, is also keen Embassy representative Attaché in to participate in various activities and cultural events festival Salalah Tourism Festival and Exhibition Muscat or Muscat international Book Fair.



Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Arab spring revolutions" in the Library of Alexandria



"Arab spring revolutions" exhibition organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina management consultants, in collaboration with the Association of Artists of the Revolution, and in the period from 8 to 18 April.




The advisor said the Library Director Dr. Salah Suleiman that the exhibition will feature about 15 artist and ten photographic artists from Egypt, Syria and Libya.



He stressed that all the paintings inspired by the spirit of the Arab revolutions.



He pointed out that Egypt participating artists paintings and photographic art tells the story of Tahrir Square since January 25, 2011 and until the announcement to step down on February 11, 2011, pointing out that he will show some short documentary films about the revolution.


Digitization of Arabic manuscripts in the Library of Florence, Italy


Start of the National Library in Florence, the central process of digitization technologies for digital Arabic manuscripts preserved in the 139 coffers, which date back to different groups.


The initiative, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, under the project Euro-Mediterranean (Manomid) devoted to manuscripts Mediterranean, where the European Union participated in the launch of this project within the Euromed Heritage IV seeking to preserve the cultural heritage of European and Mediterranean Representative in manuscripts in many languages ​​held by the libraries of the Mediterranean countries.


Library and Manuscripts dating back to the period between the 13 centuries and 19, while its assets vary between different regions, from Turkey, Morocco and Cairo to Florence and Rome, and copied the manuscript at least 2 of this treasure in Baghdad or areas of Balantidium.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Qallaf: study asked the Department of Library and Information Science major discipline



Confirmed the Head of Library Science and Information Technology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Charlene Qallaf, that the department is considering the planning department to put library and information science major discipline in the future.

It showed Qallaf that this needs to Study the job market needs at first to identify the required numbers and employment opportunities for graduates, noting that this trend is part of the strategic plan which is working on preparing the department and include the next five years, including with it the development of academic programs, scientific research and computer labs.

she pointed out that the department is currently working on development decisions speciality cushions by adding some courses related to information technology and social networking as well as evaluating newspaper graduated Master made ​​every five years by the arbitrator external coordination with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and in the light of the recommendations of the arbitrators outside is updated decisions of the programs Scholarships for master and shall be either add or cancel the decisions of the assignment.

The Qallaf return to the material received by the school director is considered modest and unattractive, denying the intention of section secondment of members of the faculty is currently due to the lack of need for that particular section is the assignment of some teachers' assistants who have the experience and competence, whether from inside or outside the university.

It also denied the existence of lack of faculty members pointed out that the number went up to 14 faculty members as there are a group of re-insurers missions have already been sent to the U.S. for a Ph.D., pointing out that section open speciality Information Studies supportive of all students in other colleges the university as of the current academic year, after developing the potential of either section of the faculty or laboratories.





Scientific Forum on "The educational role of librarians and information specialists in the knowledge age", organized by the Public Libraries Department reviews the role of librarians



Was opened by His Excellency the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari in March 25, Sunday 2012 Scientific Forum on "The educational role of librarians and information specialists in the knowledge age", organized by Public Libraries - QNL.

For his part, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage in a speech to the Forum is part of the cultural tasks undertaken by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, which is implemented through its various departments.

He added that the selection of management of public libraries to the subject of this forum and invite librarians and information specialists to participate in it, due to the general direction of the Ministry of Culture to raise the cultural level and professional staff in the institutions of the information in the state and especially the libraries, this comes within the general framework of the policy of the State of Qatar to invest in human capital, which is the prime mover in the development process and progress.

He pointed out that the forum is considered a model to pursue integration of the library in all walks of life, pointing out that the role of education and education for the library remained over the centuries leading role played by the library of any place in the school or university, or district, or any of the institutions. He concluded by saying that science and knowledge of the secretariat of your hands in circles your work, you are the keepers of science and culture that stored by the printed pages and digital, is no doubt that this trust receipt to you need to preserve it and follow the latest ways to deliver them to whoever needs it at the right time, and perhaps this is why Ministry of Culture to adopt the theme of this Forum to improve the performance of library and information professionals to reflect this development on the performance of the libraries to remain a beacon of science, culture and knowledge.

Said Mr. Abdullah Al Ansari, Director of Public Libraries - QNL that the meeting is one of management activities directed at librarians and information specialists and aims to shed light on the Evolving Role of libraries and information centers and how those who made it out the tasks entrusted to the library to engage in the era of knowledge, and participate in this Forum about 95 librarians and information specialists working in about 50 library and information center in the State of Qatar, and vary libraries represented in this forum between public libraries, specialized and school and university in addition to the National Library of Qatar and hold the forum in the period of 25:29-3-2012 from 6 - 9 pm Oryx Rotana Hotel.





The launch of the digital library at the American University to preserve the cultural treasures of Egypt


American University in Cairo opened recently Section Digital Library Rare Books and Special Collections in order to preserve centuries of Egyptian history and even the Middle East after the last fire of the long Egyptian Academy, which served as a warning as a reminder of the importance of preserving rare books and manuscripts.

The digital department in library of rare books and special collections has to help protect the property of the American University in Cairo, from rare books, historical photographs, manuscripts, architecture, maps, oral history through the creation of digital copies backup of these holdings unique and this section is digital open and available globally.

And will include the old and the middle of the cultural heritage in addition to the contributions of the contemporary university project in the field: Documenting Egypt's Revolution in the twenty-first century.

Caroline Runyon Secretary archive digital collections in a statement Tuesday that Said "before the creation of digital libraries, researchers have had to visit libraries, special collections for limited hours, was not able to verify the material more deeply in their homes, digitization projects such as those supported by Section Digital Library of Rare Books and private groups, allow researchers all over the world to gain access to the materials we have at any time. "

The collaboration of Trustees of the archives and libraries, working in the field of information technology to create this section digital for many reasons, groups were digital would not only enable people from outside the country from reaching the materials are rare, but in many cases be the raw materials of books and monographs and manuscripts are very sensitive does not assume the use of researchers. But maintains the electronic archive of sensitive materials, and provides a digital alternatives in the event of a disaster.

The university project in the field a Special Collections Digital Library, where the AUC students and alumni, faculty and staff to enrich the life of Egyptian political and social development through a range of art works, photos, videos, and oral stories about the revolution of 25Jan.

Runyon said : "until this date, the collection of university project in the field more than 4,000 photo and 300 video, as well as, the historians, interpreters at the Center for Research economic history and trade conducted over 50 interviews with political activists, students and academics to capture a complete picture of the revolution . "



Friday, March 23, 2012

Opening of the exhibition Memory of Modern Egypt at the University of Vilnius, Lithuania



Saw Vilnius Lithuania University Library opening of the exhibition "Memory of Modern Egypt .. Egypt was discovered in the 19 centuries and 20", which was organized by the Memory of Modern Egypt BA. The exhibition, which continues until March 31, the first major cultural event Egyptian state of Lithuania.

Opened The exhibition by Mahmoud Ezzat, head of the Memory of Modern Egypt Alexandria Library, and Krevanyh IRNA, Director of the Vilnius University Library.

Participated in the opening of a large number of senior officials in Lithuania; including adviser to the Foreign Ministry for Cultural Affairs, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Department for Africa and the Middle East, Asia, State Department, and Director of the Lithuanian National Library.

The opening was attended also a large number of faculty members, students, and the Egyptian and Arab community in Lithuania, and a number of media.

Mahmoud Ezzat, Director of Special Projects at the BA said, the demand to visit the exhibition on the opening ceremony was unrivaled, and presented attributed the quick view of the project Memory of Modern Egypt, and how to browse the site and ways to review the materials and modern technologies used in documenting the history of Egypt's modern and contemporary art in digital form, as presented the Documentary film "memory of Modern Egypt," a production of memory of Modern Egypt BA.

Ezzat gave a lecture about the Library of Alexandria and the revolution in January 25th Parliament of Lithuania, in collaboration with the Center for culture In-action , and the presence of a number of aide to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Lithuanian and vice-Lithuanian parliament, also delivered a lecture Centre of Oriental Studies on the Memory of Modern Egypt, and another about the life of the late President Anwar Sadat, with the participation of the cultural attaché of the U.S..

Ezzat explained that he had a number of meetings to promote cooperation Egyptian Lithuanian; including a meeting with the head of the Center In-action on the cultural construction of the first Arabic Library in Lithuania under the auspices of Foreign Affairs and Parliament of Lithuania, and in partnership with the Library of Alexandria.





"Masdar Institute," is hosting a workshop on the latest library services


"Masdar Institute of Science and Technology", the academic institution's research postgraduate focused on energy technologies developed and sustainable development, announced today that it hosted the introductory workshop on the professional services advanced by "Wi-BP of library services", which is the relevant section Academic Affairs in the group of Baker End Taylor for publication.

Witnessed the event at the Institute for the source of the presence of approximately 25 officials representing academic and research libraries of universities and colleges across the UAE. Included a workshop to provide an overview of the services provided by the "Wi-BP" for libraries, academic and research, and during which also demos provided by some local libraries that depend on the services, "Wi-BP" in the areas of building groups and their development, and technical services, in order to simplify the conduct of their .


The workshop started with a tour of the campus of the Masdar Institute, during which he briefed the visitors on various aspects of sustainability and academic programs and outreach initiatives, as well as research projects that are being worked on at the Institute of source. Following the tour, joined by Dr. Joseph Czech, deputy director of the Masdar Institute, to the meeting where he presented them with an overview of programs and initiatives offered by the Institute.


He welcomed Dr. Abdullah Alhvia, chairman of the directors of academic libraries and research institutions in the UAE and the Masdar Institute Director of the Library, the attendees and provided an overview of the facilities currently available to students and faculty at the Institute. The Institute is linked to the source of virtually cooperation with the "Wi-BP" to get the books, and build collections in innovative ways, as happened to the electronic database services (Gobi).

Dr. Alhvia "technology has become an integral part of the publishing industry, which requires of academic libraries and research to stay abreast of the latest developments through cooperation with each other. Though our cooperation with the Wi-BP for library services will give us access to dozens of books and magazines that contain the latest information relevant to the activities of academic and research work by students and faculty at the Institute. We are also delighted to host this event, which included representatives from many libraries across the UAE. and turn with great thanks and gratitude to the leadership of the UAE for their support us in the continuing development of integrated resources allow us to exchange information with the community. "


33 local library in the UAE currently dependend on services "Wi-BP" to simplify the conduct of their, of which 23 are active library heavily on the level of technical services.


The Wi-BP library services for a world leader in meeting the needs of libraries and their unions in building collections and technical services. It also offers books and collections management services and technical services to academic and research libraries and private all over the world. The highlights of this global event, a presentation on the database (Gobi) - the most comprehensive database for the management and construction groups in the "Wi-BP."


Constitute the "Gobi" a great help to many academic libraries and research institutions and private around the world, providing a sophisticated system for the management and development groups in the libraries, and provides information services, and selection, application, reporting, through a database of more than four million books, including 500 thousand e-book publishers and book collectors.

Provides the Masdar Institute, which was established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for his students tremendous opportunities in various fields of scientific research, from theory and applied research and post commercialization. The aim of the Institute, through what it offers modern facilities for research and development in the field of clean technology, to contribute to support economic diversification in the country through the development of technical innovations and the preparation of the necessary human resources. The Institute is committed to teaching through his staff and his students distinguished specialist, finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change.





Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Arab Knowledge Report: UAE seeks to provide an integrated model of society

UAE is seeking rapidly to provide the elements of a model society of knowledge integrated structures and social structures, economic and cultural rights, according to the Arab Knowledge Report, "2010 - 2011" launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme, under the title "Setting the younger generation of the knowledge society ".

The report pointed to the achievements of the UAE to achieve excellence in knowledge, the most prominent and remarkable progress in information technology and communications.

The report emphasized the need to exert more efforts to achieve the desired goals, particularly with regard to the preparation of the UAE's young people are engaged actively and positively in the establishment of a knowledge society in the country. According to the data's human development index in 2010, the UAE ranked among countries with very high human development, which occupied the first position among Arab countries, and the thirty-second in the world.

The report also pointed to the Human Development Index, which pointed out that the citizens in the UAE enjoy the basic rights like the right of health, education and decent living, at the time saw it as the report there is still a need for more effort to reach the community in the end, to invest those results to enter strongly into the community of knowledge.

He stressed that the UAE has been able to achieve education for a very large proportion of children of citizens, the state also reduced the illiteracy rate was significantly reduced, indicating that the state's strategy in the field of education is based on encouraging younger generations to participate in the development process.

The report emphasized that the UAE has made great strides in the use of modern techniques in management and production, including the application of the concept of e-governance, which has provided the state and citizens time and effort, and led to increased production efficiency, in addition to the extensive use of the State of the Internet.

Turning to the State's keenness on the interest of creativity, especially among young people as evidenced by so many achievements, as in the case of patents approved by the Office of Patents and Trademarks for the United States of America, which increased in number during the past two decades, to be registered 67 patents of the year 1997 to 2010.

The report reviewed the bodies and institutions that fosters creativity and creators in the state, pointing to the multiplicity of civil and governmental institutions that sponsor scientific research and encourages him in the state, it is seen that the production of scientific research in the state remained a modest and not commensurate with the size and number of initiatives and awards incentive.

The report stated that the UAE is concerned with the establishment of public libraries, specialized and provided many of the physical requirements to support innovation and scientific research, stressing the need for optimum utilization of the possibilities available to young people and the acquisition of the UAE of skills and abilities required to keep up with the age of science and progress.

The report also pointed to the achievements of the UAE in the framework of the knowledge economy, economic incentives and institutional system, noting in contrast to the presence of a significant difference between the State in information technology, communications, education and human resources.

The report explained that the State has made tremendous progress in human development and in particular with regard to indicators of economic and technical development.

He said that the biggest challenge facing the construction of a knowledge society in the UAE is to improve the level of education and raise the quality in schools and universities.

In its review of the education system in the UAE, the report emphasized that the establishment of the education system by the free university in the state to citizens, in addition to three state institutions of higher education offer their services free of charge to citizens, giving the state education system integrated is the cornerstone in the process of growth and progress of the country and a strong foundation for building knowledge society in the country.


The knowledge society


The UAE is one of the four Arab countries were conducted case studies in order to investigate the situation and readiness opportunities, gaps and requirements necessary to facilitate the access of future generations, which under the age of eighteen years to the knowledge society which included other countries, both Jordan , Morocco and Yemen.

the report referred to the state of education in the Arab world and highlighted the problem of illiteracy, which suffered more than a third of the Arab region.

The report emphasized the need to call an enlightened religious discourse based on the true religion, and referred to the invitation to the renaissance in Arabic as the main tool in achieving social integration and communication among young people, and reviewed the issue of citizenship and identity.

The report addressed within the framework of "enabling environments and prepare young people for the knowledge society" topics of governance and the space of freedoms , political and social development of the ruling people's lives and women's empowerment and economic environments and social development and the potential problems of poverty and unemployment as well as enabling environments cognitive incubator for culture as important factors in building a knowledge society.

The report provided a vision to move the proposed system to prepare future generations for a knowledge society include the four main axes intersect with each other to address the key issues in the preparation of young people.

According to the Arab Knowledge Report that the percentage of children and young people in the age group of at least 15 years of about 45% of the total population of the Arab world, while the proportion of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years about 21%.

The report was based statistics "UNESCO 2010" on the Global Monitoring for Education for All, which referred to the progress of primary education in some Arab countries and declining in others, pointing in turn to the existence of several problems in secondary education from the most important of which double the enrollment in some countries, high rates of failure in most Arab countries.





Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mishaal Library hosts 135 thousand E-book


Founded the Deanship of Library Affairs Central Library at the University of Najran in 1428, which consists in its first phase of the two roles the first is dedicated to foreign books and lab of the Internet and a loan of self and security gates, periodicals, digital library and databases, while the allocated second round of the Arabic books and offices of the Dean.


May prefer Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah inaugurated the opening of the library and digital library databases. On the proposal of the Rector and the approval of His Highness has named Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah, the library in appreciation and recognition from the university to the efforts of His Highness continued to support her career.


the Dean and the Library of Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah enjoy unlimited support from the director of university .. the library including approximately 13 thousand Arab and foreign title by 80 thousand volumes in the various scientific disciplines and the latest versions of the role of global and local publishing.


Aware of the University of the importance of access to sources of electronic information in various forms and make them accessible to faculty members, researchers and students at the stage of Master's and Bachelor's and Diploma the university has provided for its employees more than 135 thousand e-book, and that through the participation of the university in the national project for the digital library, which is the largest gathering of e-books and academic in the Arab world.


As the Deanship of Library Affairs jointly in 36 base global information such as "Springer", "Science Direct", "Medline Index" and others.



Covers those rules informatics all scientific disciplines and include tens of thousands of papers published in periodicals and journals, as has become the digital library and electronic databases are available to employees of the university through the site Deanship of Library Affairs and can now each researcher browse, search, copy, save, whether from the office or home or any elsewhere.


Based library cataloging and classification of the scientific principles codified internationally, and can search for items of information through the online catalog available on the site of the university to the Internet using the Symphony is an integrated system for all library operations technical and administrative, Deanship is looking on Library Affairs to implement the plans for the future through draw up an annual plan from which to make the library Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah reference library containing more than a million books.


Among the tasks entrusted to the Dean is responsible for overseeing and participating in international exhibitions and local, such as the International Exhibition for Higher Education held each year under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh International Book Fair held each year is also under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Information, as well as local exhibitions organized in the region of Najran.





Library of Alexandria celebrates its first free elections for union employees







Library of Alexandria celebrated yesterday with the first fair union elections , Which is the first gains of the revolution in the library.

After the worker-sat the BA union announced For holding the general assembly and election board's new union in Sunday.

the holding of the general assembly of the time 9 to 11 am. To discuss the agenda and final statement of the current Board of Directors.

It was opened for elections from 11 to 5 pm.

the union stressed that is entitled to all the members joined the union to attend the Assembly and voting & stressed the need to bring National ID card or Carné library to check the personal.

after the closure of the ballot boxes will be counting on the spot in the presence of the candidates ,, Where the result announced at the end of the day.





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Friday, March 2, 2012

Central Library of Qatar Foundation Host a workshop on the skills of digital conversion for members of the World Digital Library



Hosted the Central Library, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in cooperation with the World Digital Library (WDL), and the first workshop for members of the World Digital Library belonging to the Arab Regional Group in Doha last week.

The World Digital Library initiative of the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led by the U.S. Library of Congress. It is rich in a digital repository of cultural treasures contributed by libraries from all over the world. And support the Central Library, Qatar Foundation World Digital Library in its mission to promote understanding between nations and cultures, and expand the size and diversity of cultural content on the Internet and building capacity in the participating institutions. The World Digital Library Free resources for scientists, educators and the general public, and the content available in seven languages, including Arabic.

The Foundation is the diameter of the main sponsors of the World Digital Library as well as Google Inc, the Carnegie Foundation, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Microsoft, and others.

Attended the workshop on "skills and technical standards" 20 participants from a number of institutions in the Middle East and North Africa. The participating institutions: Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage,the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah,the Library of King Hamad of Bahrain,the Library of Digital Oman (Planet of knowledge),the Library of Sultan Qaboos University,the National Library of Jordan,the National Library of Sudan and the library Ahqaf of manuscripts in Yemen.

The trained experts from the headquarters of the World Digital Library to transfer skills in the field of digitization and metadata standards and description of the specialized materials digitized.

In her welcome address, said Isabel Iola, Acting Director of the Central Library: "The workshop is of vital importance to build the technical capacity of the members of the Arab Regional Group. They also contribute to strengthening the capacity of members to contribute to the digital content and to meet the quality standards required by the World Digital Library".

organized the workshop gesture common among the Central Library, Qatar Foundation and the World Digital Library, and created the opportunity for participants to network and exchange knowledge with experts. it Will be used as a model for the development of training initiatives for the World Digital Library in other regions around the world.






Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bibliomania or obsession with collecting books,, Is it a sign of madness?


bibliomania symptoms may start from a young age without any observation, and the first signs of the disease begin to feel joy and pleasure when you watch any book


And quickly turn it into a desire to acquire and read any book of any kind ..... The advanced stage of it are characterised by a desire to collect as much of the books just for the assembly, assuming the possibility of making use of them in one day , As well as those who collect newspapers or magazines!! To take advantage of them one day!

bibliomania symptoms :

1 - bibliomanian that burned down his house the first thing that rescued him think of his books.

2 - bibliomanian be at the top of his delight when one attends book fairs, or even heard of its establishment in another city.

3 - bibliomanian man wearing eyeglasses necessarily, headache and a chronic inability to leave a good book at the right time.

4 - bibliomanian does not have a bank account because he can not palm of his hand for any new book, even if the language does not know!

5 - always find him trying to convince himself that if necessary, sell the surplus, but in fact does not accept even loaned.

6 - bibliomanian real does not remember the dates of his marriage, but he remembers the date and circumstances of the purchase of any book he owned.

It was said of the owners of this disease: if infected bibliomania distinguished from other deep their love for books, they love the shape and smell and voice their pages as they are highly exaggerated fear They fear it from water and fire,and children tampering.

Examples of patients bibliomania :

Stephen Blumberg: More convicted of stealing $ 20 million for the purchase of books.
Thomas suffers from bibliomania. After his death, discovered that he owned more than 160,000 books and manuscripts.



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saudi Arabia approves a project for the organization of electronic publishing and blogging



the Ministry of Culture and Information, Saudi Arabia announced that it adopted the regulation of the activity of electronic publishing that has been approved after the addition of this activity to a system of Press and Publication approved by Royal Decree No. M / 32 and the date of 3/9/1421 AH.

The news agency quoted the Saudi spokesman of the Ministry of Culture and Information, Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Hazza, the regulation came in the 20 articles found mechanisms to deal with the activities of electronic publishing of all kinds, including online journals, forums, and blogs.

He added that among the articles of the Regulations describes the material forms of electronic publishing and licensed to its conditions and other electronic forms that can be recorded.

In conclusion, the spokesman of the Ministry of Culture and Information statement that the field is open to any suggestions or amendments to this regulation in accordance with the powers granted to the Minister of Culture and Information.


Regulations of the activity of electronic publishing


  • Article I: Definitions

Indicate the following terms wherever used in this regulation have the meanings indicated with it's peer:

1 - Electronic Publishing: the use of modern technology in the broadcast, or send, or receive, or transfer of written information, and video, and audio; whether text, or images, or sounds, or images of fixed or mobile; for the purpose of trading.
2 - electronic newspaper: a website has a fixed address, the press provides publishing services on the web (sites that publish news, reports, investigations, articles ... etc.) are issued at regular intervals, or irregular.
3 - Forum: Website allows for its members offering a variety of topics, and interact with each other through the procedures established by him in charge.
4 - Blog: Application of Internet applications, consisting of notes, articles, diaries and personal experiences, or a description of the events and others, through text, sound, or image, with the possibility of interaction with what is written through to comment.
5 - presentation of the material site video and audio: broadcast visual materials, and audio material on the site.
6 - online advertising: providing publishing services advertising through various electronic means.
7 - broadcast via mobile phone (Messages - News - Announcements - Photos ... etc.) to broadcast on the mobile phone SMS messages via my service (SMS) and (MMS), and others, whether news or announcements, or pictures, or otherwise.
8 - URL: site created by someone to display his autobiography, and his interests, and to enable him to communicate with friends and people with common interest.
9 - e-mail groups: site continues to provide service via e-mail (e-mail) between a group of individuals; aimed at disseminating information, and interact with each other in it.
10 - E-Archive: sites that offer information documentary.
11 - Rooms dialogues: the application of Internet applications allows communication between two or more persons via the text, or sound, or image, or all of them.
12 - Blocking: Prevent a website with all the contents of the pages, or applications, or services, shall be strictly in part or in full.
13 - Person: Any user with a natural or legal person.
14 - E-mail: letters, numbers and symbols that are used to denote the site in the Internet, and enables your browser to access it.
15 - The Committee: The Committee considered a violation of Press and Publication.
16 - Department of: Management of electronic media reported procedure.
17 - Regulation: Press and Publications.
18 - Regulations: Regulations of the activity of electronic publishing (Supplement to list of publications and publishing system).
19 - The Ministry: The Ministry of Culture and Information.
20 - The Minister: Minister of Culture and Information.

  • Article II: forms of electronic publishing

Include forms of electronic publication are subject to the rules, and these Regulations, the following:

1 - electronic press.
2 - sites and traditional media (television - radio - newspapers - magazines .. etc.)
3 - Forums.
4 - blogging.
5 - sites display and audio visual materials.
6 - electronic ads.
7 - broadcast via mobile phone (Messages - News - Announcements - Photos ..etc).
8 - broadcast via other messages (messages - News - Announcements - Photos .. etc).
9 - personal sites.
10 - e-mail groups.
11 - electronic archive.
12 - Rooms dialogues.
13 - any form of electronic publishing see the ministry added.

  • Article III:

Activity is subject to electronic publishing in all its forms existing, or developed, with the rules and this regulation.

  • Article IV: The objectives of the list of electronic publishing

Which aims to achieve this regulation has the following:

1 - aimed at supporting the electronic media.
2 - the organization of the business of an electronic publishing in the Kingdom.
3 - the protection of society from the wrong practices in electronic publishing.
4 - Statement of rights and duties of workers in the electronic dissemination.
5 - Remember the rights of persons in the establishment and registration of any form of electronic publishing.
6 - Remember the rights of persons in the case when the department concerned in the event of a complaint.
7 - support and care of the ministry of the Websites and their staff; to provide facilities to help them do their jobs.

  • Article V: forms of electronic publishing licensed to
1 - electronic press.
2 - the websites of traditional media (television - radio - newspapers - magazines ... etc.).
3 - sites commercials.
4 - sites and audio visual materials.
5 - broadcast via mobile phone (Messages - News - Announcements - Photos ... etc).
6 - broadcast via other messages (messages - News - Announcements - Photos ... etc).

  • Article VI: forms of electronic publishing that can be recorded
1 - forums.
2 - blogs.
3 - personal sites.
4 - e-mail groups.
5 - electronic archive.
6 - Rooms dialogues.

  • Article VII: Licensing
First, the license terms

Whoever wishes to obtain a license to engage in electronic publishing activities contained in Article V of these Regulations, the following:

1 - To be a Saudi national.
2 - not less than the age of twenty years.
3 - Must have a qualification at least high school or equivalent.
4 - He should have obtained a license in accordance with the activity of media electronic publishing who wishes practiced.
5 - to be of good behavior.
6 - to have the applicant mail address is checked.
7 - select the e-mail address of the applicant.
8 - to be the editor of newspapers, e-approved by the ministry.
9 - The owner of the license status name is unprecedented to his website, this does not lead to confusion with the name name of another, and accepted by the ministry.
10 - The Minister exception of these conditions to see the rationale.

Second, the license period

One license to practice the activities of electronic publication contained in Article V of these Regulations is three years, renewable.

Third, export licenses electronic publishing activities contained in Article V of these Regulations from the Department of Licensing media reported procedure.

  • Article VIII: Registration
First, the registration requirements

The person who wishes to register its website what is stated in Article VI of these Regulations, the following:

1 - To be a Saudi national, or resident in the Kingdom in a systematic manner.
2 - to be of good behavior.
3 - The Applicant's mailing address is selected.
4 - select the e-mail address of the applicant.
5 - that the site is to be registered in place.
6 - The Minister exception of these conditions to see the rationale.

Second, is recording the location of electronic publication contained in Article VI of these Regulations, the department concerned.

Third, government agencies, educational institutions, and research institutions, scientific societies, and literary clubs, cultural, and sports on their registration with the Ministry.

  • Article IX: Update license data or Register
The owner of the license, or who registers his website update his information in the event of stopping its activity, or to incorporate it, or add a new activity, or change address, name or location of the department concerned, within one month of the procedure.
  • Article X: assignment of the license or register

A person granted a license, registration or waive it to others, according to the following conditions:

1 - submit an application to the Ministry.
2 - fill in forms so special to the department concerned.
3 - provide the license terms, or to register, contained in Article VII and Article VIII of this Regulation in a person's assignee.

  • Article XI: the death of the licensee, or register

If died of his license, registration or license may be transmitted, or register for the heirs, according to the following conditions:

1 - heirs to submit an application therefore to the department concerned within six months from the date of the death of the owner of the license or registration.
2 - If you exceed the submission of the application for six months from the date of death will be the license, or registration vulnerable to cancellation; unless the heirs convincing excuse accepted by the ministry.
3 - The license or registration of the name meets the conditions set forth in Article VII and Article VIII of this Regulation.

  • Article XII: cancel the license or register

May cancel the license or registration in any of the following cases:

1 - If the request of the licensee, or register it.
2 - If the applicant traveled outside the country's final journey.
3 - If the owner died license, or registration, and he had no heir, or has had a legacy and did not apply for the transfer of the license, or registration in his name, after the death of deceased more than six months, unless an excuse acceptable to convincing the ministry.
4 - If a decision of the commission.
5 - If a sentence to do so.

  • Article XIII: control of electronic publishing

Without prejudice to the responsibility of what is published is not subject to electronic publishing in all forms of censorship by the administration concerned.

  • Article XIV: the responsibility of the content in electronic publishing

1 - editor of the online newspaper, or his deputy in his absence, is responsible for the content publication.
2 - Without prejudice to the responsibility of chief editor of the online newspaper, or his deputy in his absence, the text is the author responsible for what is in it.
3 - The owner of the license, or to register, identify the person responsible for the content publication.
4 - The owner of the license or registration charge in case you do not specify responsible for the content publication.
5 - is responsible for the content published on behalf of all inherent in his absence.
6 - the supervisor of any of the forms of electronic dissemination of government bodies, educational institutions, and research institutions, scientific societies, and literary clubs, cultural, and sports, and director of the body that issued it are responsible for what is published under the provisions of the system and these Regulations.
7 - responsible for the content on personal sites are the owner of the site.
8 - is the assignee of the license, or registration, responsible for the content published on the previous period of the waiver.

  • Article XV

The ministry is the authority entrusted with the investigation and accountability in the irregularities and complaints of electronic publishing, not inconsistent with the regulations, which oversees the application of other government agencies.

  • Article XVI

Sufficiency of the evidence in an abuse investigation record, or testified, or reply to the list of the proceedings against him, and the right or his deputy in the request to appear before the Committee.

  • Article XVII: sanctions

Without prejudice to any severer penalty provided for by the other system, anyone who violates a provision of the death, or more of the following:

1 - the obligation to publish correct content.
2 - fine for the right genral.
3 - Compensation for the right sector.
4 - partial blocking of the link in question.
5 - blocking the temporary URL to a period not exceeding two months.
6 - blocking the total link site.

  • Article XVIII: controls the enforcement of sanctions

1 - The Department is concerned with the implementation of what passed for sanctions from the Commission; and so inform the owner of the license or registration under the letter sent to his e-mail, or mailing address, or hard.
2 - Pay the fine by a check on behalf of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, or the payment system.
3 - follow the administration concerned the implementation of resolution of the right genral, the right sector.
4 - If the decree blocking the death of both types raise it to the Department of the Saudi Communications Commission to implement this part of the resolution.

  • Article XIX: General Provisions

1 - Registration for websites owners to be practicing for their activity-mail personal names, and if their desire to use the name as an attribute of a commercial site, they should bring proof of ownership of the name of the competent authority.
2 - The provisions of this regulation system and the owners of the means of electronic publishing of Saudis and expatriates working in Saudi Arabia.
3 - The provisions of this order and regulation on foreign websites that are hosted in the range of Saudi Arabia.
4 - The owner of the license, or register by selecting the host, and update the data if there has been no change.
5 - subject to working in the electronic media in their contracts, and disputes relating to those contracts to the provisions of the regulations in force in the Kingdom.
6 - Department of the Interior reported receiving complaints of electronic publishing and the completion of all investigations, records, papers and documents required, and then submitted to the Committee for consideration and appropriate decision.
7 - no licensing or registration of the means of electronic publication does not relieve the owner from responsibility about what has been published electronically.
8 - breaches of electronic publishing, which is described of being a crime, and reportedly circulated in the system (Combating IT crimes) The complaint in which the competent authorities into the application of this system.
9 - to all the owners of e-activities contained in Article V of these Regulations to correct their work within six months from the date of publication of this list.
10 - who did not hasten to correct and put it within the prescribed period is contrary to the provisions of the Law and these Regulations.
11 - take into account in any content published through the media and electronic publishing regulations concerning intellectual property rights.

  • Article XX: Publish the list

These regulations are published in the Official Gazette, and shall be effective after one month from the date of publication.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Launch the first phase of «electronic encyclopedia of Aeronautics»


Launched the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation of the General Authority of Civil Aviation electronic encyclopedia of Aeronautics aimed at development and increase awareness and professional education, Launched encyclopedia Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of Civil Aviation, in the presence of the staff of the General Authority of Civil Aviation.

The "electronic encyclopedia of Aeronautics," Center for e-learning contains information, documentaries, audio and video educational Private aviation, has been gathered from sources, specialized, and provides electronic library references different to all the staff of the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation, which serve as a reference of knowledge and an education they have, they can through the acquisition of knowledge .

The aim of the Commission through the launch of the library to increase awareness and education career of their own importance in spreading the culture of self-learning and e-staff.

Library classified into several parts so that they are familiar with all information pertaining to aviation in general and aviation in particular, and divided according to the alphabet to make it easier for browser use.it Will be completing the work in the library of electronic in several stages, with completion of the first phase recently, and included the preparation of the library, and divided into six parts: air traffic management, management of aeronautical information, a special section to communications, navigation and surveillance, a special section to training, another special quality and safety , and the latter is divided into five parts, special topics of social, technical and scientific, as well as aviation wa scheduled to be equipped with other stages in the coming period, it will be including converting the "Encyclopedia of aviation" to the website until it is easier to use and obtain the necessary information from which the any time.

He Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi said that, the goal of encyclopedia is the development of the employees who work inside the Sheikh Zayed Aeronautics and increase the awareness and experience, stressing that it will be used in the coming period on a larger scale so as to be available at places other private aviation such as the General Authority of Civil Aviation and aviation organizations within the state.



Monday, February 27, 2012

Abu Dhabi Exhibition of the book launch the program on science and knowledge for children


Announced the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2012, organized by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture, announced the launch of children's program for science and knowledge of events within the corner creativity in the exhibition, and as fall within the strategy aimed at targeting and harnessing the talents of children in the age group between 6 and 12 years, and by providing program meets the essential needs of children including those with special needs.

Will include the corner creativity in session 22 of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, a variety of activities meet all the needs of children, including people with special needs, and organizing workshops of specialized stretch during the show, in addition to providing an interpreter for sign language to ensure maximum utilization of the program, and promote interaction category young people with special needs with these activities and events.

This initiative seeks to support children who suffer with the problems of hearing impairment and speech, and that by giving them the opportunity to spend time with other children and participate in workshops and other activities, in addition to providing learning opportunities and private integration in the community with their peers than children.

This initiative is the result of cooperation with several government institutions, particularly the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care, Special Needs, and Press of blind and challenges visual, and the Abu Dhabi Autism, and Abu Dhabi for the care and rehabilitation of people with special needs.

The Creativity Corner essential part of the exhibition Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, and is aimed primarily at improving the educational capabilities of children and provide them with the correct methods of learning, creativity corner includes a variety of educational activities include reading, drawing and writing.

And creativity on the corner contains several specialized sections including science, mathematics, and computer, and means of artistic expression, reading, and traffic awareness and scientific guidance for children. And participate in each of these sections of the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre and the Directorate of Traffic and Patrol Police in Abu Dhabi and educational center Silvan in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, and others.

The exhibition is witnessing a steady increase in the number of participants every year since its first session in 1986, where he participated in more than 70 publishers. The number of participating publishers to reach 875 on the 21st of 2011, and the number of titles to more than half a million titles from different languages, and the number of participating 58 countries. It also increased the total area of the exhibition to reach 21,741 square meters. The increased value of sales of the show over the previous sessions to more than AED 100 million, including various versions.



University of Damascus, development of it skills in the search for electronic information


Brought to the workshop «search skills of electronic information» organized by the Directorates of scientific research and the libraries at the University of Damascus light on how to search for electronic information and access to scientific information and research libraries and electronic database and how to promote it among researchers and those interested in scientific research at the university in order to disseminate culture of research and electronic publishing.

The workshop which was attended by about 40 librarians and 20 others representing the people of scientific research university in the framework of a project to improve the capacity and the development of skills of workers in scientific research.

Dr. Mohammed Amer Mardini President of the University that the workshop comes within the framework of creating the infrastructure of the university where the research will be held three workshops in this other context.

Turn, Dr Fathi Ghanameh director of scientific research at the university that the privacy of the workshop is the application of scientific information and how to invest research and how to access the information base for electronic libraries with which it shares the university.

He noted Dr. Zuhair low Director libraries the university that the course aims to upgrade the skills of researchers and those interested in the university on how to search for information, particularly electronic information, pointing out that the University is working to hold workshops other professors of colleges and institutes the university contribute to the dissemination of culture and electronic mechanisms to search for information and what the electronic libraries of electronic scientific information and research for researchers and those interested in scientific research.

The workshop included lectures by specialists, researchers and representatives of the participating companies on the mechanisms of the search for such information and explanations about the rules of the global data and evaluation and how to promote these rules through guidance and training.

The project involves improving the capacity and the development of skills of workers in scientific research three main aims to develop extensive training programs continue to researchers at the university in the areas of use of electronic databases and registration and the adoption of patents and scientific writing to assist researchers and to develop mechanisms honoring suit their impact scientific and intensify scientific meetings between researchers at the university and the owners of Events corresponding to the different economic specializations in order to strengthen the link between the university and the community and improve the return on research done in the university.



Foundations to achieve the texts: an intensive training course





The Institute of Arabic manuscripts in Cairo, an intensive training course titled "Foundations of achieving texts", in the period from April 14 to 19, 2012 at the Institute of Arab Research and Studies - Branch Dokki, Cairo. This course is booted, outlining the process of investigation in the 30 hours of training, including theoretical lectures and "workshops" applied, and lectures in which a group of professors and investigators specialists.

  • Idea:
Left the older generation of investigators, and filled the world heritage (investigator), but an ongoing investigation on a new way, not - certainly - the way those adults, or close to it. If we sought the excuse that the investigators (new) do not have the knowledge, the petition is contained in the splitting process of investigation, a splitting method which should be adhered to by the investigator, and derived by considering the tests first, since this method can rise much investigation to a level not provoke, Prior to that, does not spoil the texts and distorted.


Institute begins a series of sessions of this course combines theoretical lectures and "workshops", Applied and look at the "investigation" as a holistic process start thinking in the selection of the text, and ends directed in a printed book. With the ultimate goal to achieve the rehabilitation of the texts as a high-level scientific work, not an act of the second degree.



Is a cycle of rising on the idea of ​​aggregate (summed up the process of investigation in six days) and overall not necessarily mean the boot, which will be followed by - God willing - the sessions stop at the vocabulary of the investigation process, hoping that establish this system training adoption of those who attended by serious "investigators" are able to deal with the provisions of the heritage and serve.


  • Time and place:
14 to 19 April 2012

The headquarters of the Institute of Arab Research and Studies - Branch Dokki - Cairo



  • Duration and number of hours:
6 days30 hours of training:20 hours of theoretical lectures10 hours of workshop training


  • Beneficiaries:
- Interested in issues of heritage and manuscripts.- Specialists manuscript libraries and information centers.- Graduate researchers.- Investigators texts.


  • Notes:
- Notes for the session, paper and digital special theoretical side, distributed during the session and was followed. 


- At End of the session after receipt of a certificate authenticated by the Institute, according to cross training program for the session, provided that the presence 
of 70% of the lecture session.  
- Deadline for registration: 01/04/2012.- Primacy of priority registration and agree vocabulary curriculum vitae of the professional course or subject of the session and its objectives, and will choose from among the applicants and report accepted.


 - Send a party or trainee who wants to enroll in a message to the e-mail:

msstraining@gmail.com, stating a desire to join the session, detailed Trainee Name in full, and job title, and the body of it, and resume focused, and means of contact (telephone, mobile, fax and e-mail ), specifying the method of payment of expenses, either in cash or bank transfer at the expense of the Institute National Bank of Egypt (the main branch - Cairo) - No. 11,014,090,297 (of dollars) 01041197077 (Egyptian pound).


  • Expenditures:
Assume the mission of the trainee, or who wants to join:- Travel and accommodation expenses.- The expenses of the session and its statement:

Candidates institutions in the State Headquarters: 600 LE
Individuals and scholars in the State Headquarters: 300 LE
Candidates in institutions other than the State Headquarters: U.S. $ 600
Individuals and scholars in other than the State Headquarters: U.S. $ 300


The Institute offers (5) grants to attend the session, are available to individual researchers who limit their capacity to bear the financial expenses. The grant is limited to the costs of enrollment without travel or residence. This requires Send CV explaining the relationship theme of the session to study or work or scientific interest, and related scientific production or post, indicating the requirement calling for the grant application.


  • Teachers:
- Dr. Ayman Fouad Sayed: Director of the Center to achieve text-Azhar. 
- Dr. Right field: Professor of literature and criticism, Faculty of Dar El-Ulum, Cairo University. 
- Dr. Abdul Sattar Halwaji: Professor of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. 
- Dr. Faisal Alhvian: Program Coordinator Institute of Arabic manuscripts in Cairo. 
- Dr. Kamal Arafat Nabhan: Professor of Library and Information Science, and Dean of Libraries at the University of Egypt Science and Technology.
- Dr. Mohammed Jamal Saqr: as Professor and Prosody, Faculty of Dar El-Ulum, Cairo University. 
- Dr. Mr. Mohammed Algelind: Professor of Islamic Philosophy, Faculty of Dar Al Uloom, University of Cairo.
- Dr. Mahmoud Masri: Director of Library Endowment Aleppo. 


  • Preparation ((workshops)) and to participate in its implementation and the organizing committee to It:
- Islam Mustafa: Researcher at the Institute of Arabic manuscripts in Cairo.- Tamer Jabali: Researcher at the Institute of Arabic manuscripts in Cairo.- Mahmoud Zaki: Researcher at the Institute of Arabic manuscripts in Cairo. 

  • Supervisor of the session:
D. Faisal Alhvian: Program Coordinator Institute of Arabic manuscripts in Cairo.


  • Course topics:
· The investigation: the term authenticity, Scientific· 
Aware of the investigation and its schools· 
Culture and ethics investigator·
Heritage: terrain and forms of writing·
Selection of text (starting points, steps, foundations)·
Documentation of the text (internal authentication, external authentication)·
Find copies (collection, evaluation, coding)·
The scientific study of the copies (the general principles, the way deficiencies)·
Exploratory readings of the text (the traditions of copies, it features the line, indications of symbols)·
The process of copying and the corresponding (process measures, differences)·
Edit text and adjust it (restoration, impoverishment, Settings)·
Comment on the text (graduation, authentication, link)·
Provide the text (author, book, described versions)·
Examination of the text (the context of the author, thematic context, historical context, budgets, guidance and criticism)·
Text indexing (indexing methods, types of indexes, arranged, problems)·
Sources and references (print, electronic)·
"Workshops" Training



  • Contact and inquiry:
Phone: 5/3/0020237616402 
Fax: 0020237616401 
Mail: PO. With 87 Dokki - Cairo 
Headquarters: 21 El Medina - Engineers - Cairo 
E-mail sessions: msstraining@gmail.com 
Website: www.makhtutat.net