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.