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.