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 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:, 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: 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Launched by the Arab Thought Foundation .. To serve the Arabic language: Arab project 21 to uphold the value of reading and urged efforts on the strategic complementarity of roles

Launched the Arab Thought Foundation in Beirut "campaign in Arabic," to encourage reading in Arabic, to meet an expanded meeting in the Phoenicia Hotel, under the auspices of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology Inc. "Aramco" Arabia, and the presence of the ministers of education in all of Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, and activists in the organizations civil society and NGOs, and specialists in the field of reading, and interested members of civil society, representatives of Arab publishing houses, writers, graphic artists, librarians, educators and experts, professors and coordinators of programs in Arabic.
Has opened the Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab Thought Foundation, Dr. Munira Al naheed overseeing the project, the meeting confirmed that the draft "Arab 21" reflects our vision and our hope in finding an educated Arab modern unable to communicate the right and to think in Arabic and used as a language of thought and science and religion, literature and identity in the Horn of atheist twenty .. Noting that the meeting comes after more than two years of hard work by the technical team based on the project, has been crowned this effort, the achievements of science, including the "Arab regime 21 for the classification of books children's literature" and quality standards for children's books for different age groups and levels of literacy.
She explained that the initiative campaign "Arabic" is to encourage reading in Arabic among children in the Arab world, which is within the framework of participatory solidarity that works "Arab 21" which, in the belief it is impossible to develop a working vision and goal individually .. Emphasizing the importance of partnerships held by the institution with the parties we are proud of and active in the field of children's literature and the book industry for Arab children .. And that it provides successful experiences of cooperation between those concerned and interested in the development of learning and teaching Arabic and activists in the promotion of reading in more than a dozen Arab countries .. Concluding her speech by thanking the participants and sponsors of the initiative, led by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Inc. "Aramco" Saudi Arabia.

It also gave the Secretary General of the Arab Thought Foundation, Dr. Abdel Moneim Suleiman transfer the word of thanks and appreciation of His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Chairman of the Arab Thought Foundation's sponsors and participants in the meeting .. Stressing that it is not possible to separate reading about the educational system nor the educational system of family or even from the economic climate, reading is the start and the premise and basis, from here the leverage the value of reading in the Arab world requires necessarily unite all efforts and mobilize roles all, but this was the project " Arab 21 "which is supervised by Dr. Al naheed and give it every effort, is one of the initiatives given by the Arab Thought Foundation special attention.

The oldest Arabic manuscripts in the libraries of the world

Manuscripts are considered one of the most important humanitarian and a wealth of intellectual production sources of all the peoples of the earth, and  by the invention of writing, began the era of miracles from drilling in rock and inscription on the walls and if the writing is the foundation stone in humanity.

The print was the next stop and the third leg is the information technology.
Over time, the manuscripts become more vulnerable to extinction or annihilation or damage, especially in light of the difficulty saved in appropriate places and the poverty of the accuracy of the optimum way to deal with them.

From that grew the idea of ​​establishing a network of Arabic manuscripts to preserve the wealth of knowledge of Arabic manuscripts and make them available to the largest number of beneficiaries and students has been coordinated between the Center for Information and Decision Support the Council of Ministers (Egypt) and many of those who acquired this wealth of manuscripts for many years to work documented the use of information technology.

Where joint action is designed information system provider capabilities and extensive search and retrieval of data as it is building a variety of databases, utilizing the expertise specializing in the areas of information and manuscripts to be the beneficiary and those interested in these manuscripts are able to identify those manuscripts and value derived from the author, subject, date copies.

In this context, we explain data from several manuscripts dealing with the Egyptian libraries of manuscripts through the definition of beneficiary data essential to the library and manuscripts, which include: The name of the manuscript, the author's name, year of death, the name of the copyist, years back, measurement, number of leaves, .. Etc.,

to be continued ...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

National Library: a project repository memory Sudan

International Hall - University of Science and Technology Forum Technology Systems Scientific Monthly Thirty-second, a seminar entitled: Draft National Library repository for the production of memory Sudanese intellectual, cultural, scientific, where he presented a documentary film about the emergence and development of the University of Science and Technology and its achievements.

The session was attended by a gathering of professors Forum University of Science and Technology and its Board of Directors, headed by Major General Abdul Aziz, Secretary, Chairman of the University and His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Jamal Mohammed Ibrahim, professor at the University poet password Duleep grandchildren and a number of people interested in libraries and information.

Initially welcomed Dr. Mubarak Bashir - Secretary of the Scientific Affairs University and is responsible for Forum attendees, explaining the goal of the Forum's monthly University on issues of scientific and cultural interest to the community, followed by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Abdul Karim - Vice President of the University and expressed his pleasure to host the Forum this month, specifically on Go to the National Library, and hello speakers and commentators and the audience.

The start of Dr. Mohammed irons Mustafa - former Minister for Planning Speaking Mitrisa meeting and next to Dr. Noureddine Satti - Secretary-General of the National Library of speaking which, on the history of libraries since its beginnings before Christmas and the interest of peoples and nations to collect their heritage and their thoughts in ways and methods of multiple and varied. Leaving the field to Dr. Noureddine Satti to talk about Malate National Library of Sudan as the main warehouse to save the production of intellectual, cultural and scientific community of Sudan, and the National Library is an institution with national sovereignty at the national level and thus represent memory the truth to the nation by having a collection of knowledge, and Tsgeleta and present it to others, with the need to link between them and similar institutions have to introduce the culture and heritage of the nation, and this is what her family to be the memory alive and developing a dynamic and growing.
Enumerating the importance of libraries in all forms and types as an essential component of and supportive of the National Library in achieving the aspiration of the common objectives, Mistoagafa the audience the importance of a national consciousness in the establishment of libraries in general and the National Library in particular. The Adlv in his interview to the overlap of the areas of information technology and libraries with each other, citing the convening of the Second Scientific Conference of the Sudanese Association for libraries and information last year about the importance of information technology and use in the field of libraries and information.

Then he asked Dr. Noureddine Satti on how to build a national library and a modern, and that this is only possible through the combined efforts of everyone to contribute to the scientific vision which the state depends on the selection of items eligible to create. And specifically of specialists in the field of libraries and information, where displayed then the definitions of a documentary film of the library on the history of Sudan's national composition and its current, and engineering design for the proposed new headquarters of the National Library building. With a stay of execution of the work for its failure to provide the necessary funding, it was mentioned in Dr. Noureddine Satti that there are intensive contacts with national institutions and sovereign and to provide other regional finance the construction of the National Library of Sudan.

Has been involved in to comment on the session Prof. Dr. Kassem Osman Nour - expert and professor of library science and director of the Center denominator of the information, and Dr. Shadia Mohammad Ahmad - Secretary of the Main Library at the University of Science and Technology, where he spoke both about the importance of a warehouse to save the heritage of the nation, and that other peoples and nations has shown interest in this side since the periods of time was the establishment of the national libraries of the Arab regional level since the beginning of the last century, with comparable current situation in Sudan, and the need for the National Library role in the process of linking all information institutions in Sudan, system networking standard to ensure her rights of sovereignty at the national level.

At the end of the meeting had the opportunity to engage the audience to talk and comment and opinion in the establishment of a warehouse Sudanese memory to save the production of intellectual, cultural, scientific and participate in its development, with emphasis on the provision of funding necessary and sufficient, and achieve the dream of the nation in the establishment of the National Library.

Older libraries Sudan complain of deprivation

Dust covers a number of books forgotten for fifty years may be on the shelves in the library of "Sudan Book Shop", which opened its doors 110 years ago.

It can take three weeks without selling a book and one of them, it says Library Director-General Mohamed Tayeb Abdel Rahman, who engaged in this profession for decades.

But the closure of the library dating back to 110 years and which is believed to Abdul Rahman as the oldest in the Sudan, "In Africa, perhaps" is not an option.

Said Abdul Rahman, "It's a popular place," explaining that many people say to him, "Please do your best to prevent the closure of the library."

Located "Sudan Book Shop" in a small street in the center of Khartoum is full of waste, and reflect a "culture of books," which originated in the colonial British and Egyptian In the years following independence after 1956, what he says of Ali Abdullah Ibrahim.

Ibrahim adds "It's sad too," to see the library fall apart with the collapse of the role of the book in the Sudanese society.

He continues, "the library interface of this city. Today, there are restaurants and shopping malls are very crowded."

According to Abdul Rahman, aged 62, he had seen documents that confirm that "Sudan Bock Shop" opened its doors in 1902.

He took three men of British management of the library in its early stages before moving to the Sudanese government ownership in the late sixties and then to Abdel Rahman.

He says that the latter disease finally forced to temporarily close the library at least "the leaders of that era ... come here to read the books and buy them."

He points out that English language books and stationery were coming from London in the Arab folders come from Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, adding that the books were several requests from Europe and other African countries.

Ibrahim is suspected to be of "Sudan Book Shop" the oldest in the African continent, but is likely to be the first library established in the Sudan.

It may also be sold the first Arabic books, note that these books spread out in the forties with the emergence of the nationalist movement of Sudan.

He says Abraham "intellectuals in the thirties was like mixing with the British, read and buy books and read it the same as those bought by these people."

By the sixties, grew up four offices of a British mission in the city center near the Nile River, but some are still falling apart, others such as "
Sudan Book Shop" says Ibrahim, aged 69 years.

And hiking in the library is like a walk into a museum.

Near the main entrance, we find English books, including two copies of the book "immediately after amputation Cricket Boys" which was released in 1965, which contains pictures of black and white techniques for playing cricket.

Among these books is also a book "The Problem of the Soviet Union in the Arab world" and copies of "The Jungle Book" and two copies of the medical book "Broctologi."

But books are not old, as Abdul-Rahman, who also sells a university academic studies published in the last decade, modern dictionaries.

The Arabic books is largest stacked on the shelves entitled "wrote English."

And to the left of the main door, we find stationery that includes diaries are covered with red dust back to the year 1988 and the means to clean the printing machines and adhesive tape.

According to Abdel-Rahman "is no longer many today are looking for books or stationery as in the past." The reason is attributed to the emergence of new technologies and the Internet and to the deteriorating economic situation in Sudan.

According to Abdul Rahman, who practice the profession additional material does not depend on the library and the sole income decreased significantly with increased costs of running the library.

He explains that the library is not enough income to cover my bill, electricity and telephone monthly rental of approximately $ 1800.

As Ibrahim was questioned almost 15 years ago whether the "
Sudan Book Shop" able to withstand. He says, "have deteriorated significantly and it looks deserted."

This suggests that Professor continued his studies in the U.S. and run for the presidential elections in Sudan in 2010 that the national sentiment that has emerged after independence led to a decline in the role of English in the local educational system.

According to the UN, the proportion of people who can read and write in Sudan, only 61%.

According to Ibrahim, "English literature was very desirable here, but the situation is different today."

Furthermore, still ideas of nationalism and socialism and Marxism, which contributed to the prosperity of the sixties in the books, according to Ibrahim, who regrets that "a lot" for the demise of a culture of reading.

The Abdul Rahman does not lose his faith in books, in spite of fluctuations in the work as director of the library and says, "I, Tayeb Abdel-Rahman, I think that nothing is more important than the book."

Prince Mohammed bin Nasser opens second exhibition of the book at the University of Jazan

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, the importance of young people in achieving the aspirations and hopes at this stage that call for creation of physical, mental and cognitive burdens of their responsibilities for the future, and they Inhlon of a particular scientific Jazan University in the academic environment.

This came during the opening of his second exhibition of the book, which hosted and sponsored by the University of Jazan represented by the Deanship of Library Affairs at the University's senior management yesterday morning.

His Highness also launched electronic library of the Academy students and academic library of the Faculty of Science at the University City to join to ten libraries distributed to all provinces of the region under the direct supervision of the Central Library Deanship of Library Affairs in accordance with IT systems and advanced software.

The tour around the exhibition and expressed his pleasure with a witness in the wings of the Book Fair, which is met by many publishing houses and libraries of known and prestigious.

And the Prince that the University contribute to this exhibition in the payment of the citizen and citizenship toward reading and knowledge solemn owners of libraries opened branches in the region to encourage people to read and to acquire from the fountains of knowledge and knowledge of different in time become the information available and accessible by everyone, which will provide a good opportunity to pick and focus to establish a knowledge benefit from it in the future.

Have addressed the university at the ceremony rhetoric which has been prepared for the occasion, Dean of Library Affairs Dr. Hussein bin Hamad Dgrira confirmed through the exhibition reflects the ambition which is not very to its borders and which has become an attribute he believes all employees and Mnsupac University, and seek to achieve in all that carrying out of Mnasht, programs and events.

Explained Aldgrira that the exhibition space of up to 3000 m 2 and with the participation of more than 76 publishing houses and scientific bodies and research, government and universities in Saudi Arabia, he said, adding that the exhibition of all the gathering of knowledge a beacon of scientific culture that benefits all segments of society for the duration of his stay, which continues until the eighth of next month with a number of events associated.

Dr. Aldgrira explanation about the e-library complex academic students in Jizan and the Library of the Faculty of Science University City launched by His Highness the Emir of the region, stressing that have been commissioned with the latest technical equipment and sources of modern information and provided each one of them with the latest sources of knowledge and paper and electronic Rbtta automatically the Central Library in the University, and Each library of libraries containing more than 140 thousand books and a folder-mail and more than 35 global database containing millions of books, periodicals and research in all aspects of the global science and knowledge.

As Dr Aldgrira the human out of the draft Central Library of the University in the University City project cost of up to 80 million riyals, indicating that the number of libraries sponsored by the Deanship of Library Affairs eleven library are spread in all provinces of the region in addition to the libraries new will be opened, close to her library college health specialized in medical sciences and later the largest in the region.

At the end of the ceremony made a gift of Jazan University is a comprehensive encyclopedia Saudi Arabia in 20 volumes by the Under Deanship of Library Affairs Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed al-Hazmi.