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Sultan Al Qasimi enriches Sharjah's libraries with books worth AED 2.5 million

Posted on 25/04/2016

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has directed the allocation of AED 2.5 million worth of books to enrich Sharjah's public, school and university libraries. The initiative, which will significantly expand the number of titles available to the public, comes in line with 2016 being declared as the UAE's ‘Year of Reading.' The books will be purchased from publishers participating in the eighth edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading ...  >>MORE

UAEBBY launches "Kan Yama Kan", providing libraries for children in need

Posted on 13/11/2015

The UAE Board on Books for Young People, UAEBBY, has launched the "Kan Yama Kan" initiative that will provide stationery and mobile libraries for children living in areas with limited or no access to books due to social or natural crisis or unrest and wars. Kan Yama Kan, which translayes as "Once upon a time", is a part of the UAEBBY's effort to bring children and books closer, and was launched during the 34th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF 2015, being held at the Expo ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Book Authority launches Sharjah Libraries Digital Repository Project

Posted on 12/11/2015

Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced the implementation of the Sharjah Libraries Digital Repository Project, which will be the next generation of digital libraries. As the first of its kind in the Arab world, the project will provide scientific and intellectual content on the Internet with no limitations or obstacles and without prejudice to the intellectual proprietary rights of its respective authors. This announcement was made during the second joint conference between Sharjah ...  >>MORE

TCA Abu Dhabi launches National Library E-Shopping Service

Posted on 02/03/2015

The National Library, a Division of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has launched a new e-shopping website, dedicated to selling and delivering National Library publications to readers across the Arab world. The new e-bookstore, available online and via a mobile app, forms part of the National Library's broader aim of providing all means of promoting reading inside and outside the UAE. Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Director of Library Management, said, "Our progression into ...  >>MORE

A Window on Korea to open in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 18/12/2014

A Window on Korea, WOK, is to be opened at Khalifa Park Library on Thursday 18th of December, by the National Library of Korea. The WOK offers over 1,931 material services such as K-POP, soap operas, movie materials, as well as the history of Korea, cultural, and academic related books. Over the next 5 years, an additional 1,000 materials will be provided. The opening ceremony will be attended by Kwon Hae-ryong, Korean Ambassador to the UAE, Jumaa Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Director of the Library ...  >>MORE

Borrowing books a breeze with new library dispenser

Posted on 02/04/2012

Soon they will dot the emirate's landscape. Filled with books of all languages and genres, the ‘lending dispenser' machines will provide residents with the opportunity to borrow books any time. "We wanted to provide members of the public with an easier access to our extensive collection … there are several branches open in the capital and we plan to add new branches across Abu Dhabi in the near future," said Salem Na'el Salama, Library Management System Engineer at the National Library. ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi all set to grow Children's book industry

Posted on 20/01/2010

With the 20th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) less than seven weeks away the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and KITAB - the organisers of the book fair have unveiled plans to bring children's books closer to the community this year with a children's library all set to open in the Abu Dhabi Mall in 2010 and the launch of five mobile libraries to tour the emirate in 2010. The Abu Dhabi National Library will also be looking to extensively purchase children's books at the ...  >>MORE

Zayed Giving Initiative launches Al Freej Mobile Library

Posted on 15/01/2010

Zayed Giving Initiative yesterday launched "Al Freej Mobile Library" within the National Mobile Library programme aiming to strengthen reading culture and facilitate the availability of books all over the country. Zayed Giving Initiative implemented the idea of mobile library in cooperation with "KITAB", a mobile library, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Emirates Transport Foundation, German Cultural Center in the Arab Gulf Region, Swiss Embassy and the support of Abu Dhabi Media ...  >>MORE

IBBY officially launches UAE chapter

Posted on 12/01/2010

The United Arab Emirates received a unanimous vote of approval from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), in response to a membership application submitted by Sheikha Budoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Emirates Publishers Association and the Founder and Director of Kalimat. The UAE's acceptance into the group paved the way for the launch of UAE National Chapter of the IBBY, which was officially announced in October 2009. The UAE Chapter of IBBY aims to ...  >>MORE

RTA to float tender for Dubai Metro's own publication

Posted on 24/12/2008

Dubai's Metro passengers will get a dedicated daily publication. A tender is to be floated by Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority for the purpose. A source at the RTA, developers and operators of the Dubai Metro, confirmed that a "tender for the purpose is to be sent to interested parties", but refused to divulge more details. Elaborating on the reach of the publication, he said the proposed venture will reach all the commuters of the emirate through various modes of transport, including ...  >>MORE

Dh10 million Al Tawar Library opens doors for visitors

Posted on 06/06/2007

Dubai Municipality has opened the emirate's seventh public library in Al Towar which offers a large variety of knowledge materials to the area's residents. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acting Director General of Dubai Municipality, said the library would play a vital role in the support of life-long learning for all individuals in the area and provide a variety of reading programmes. It would also support research works of students and host a variety of cultural programmes on different occasions ...  >>MORE

ADACH, Biblioteca National de Espana sign agreement

Posted on 03/05/2007

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) and the Biblioteca National de Espana singed a memorandum of understanding regarding creating co-operation, research and development programs between both sides. The agreement included preparing the library science guidelines and national bibliographies of both countries, holding of joint exhibitions, organizing conferences and seminars, exchanging information and publications, co-ordinating and co-operating in the field of translation ...  >>MORE

Dubai Public libraries to go online

Posted on 02/08/2004

Residents in Dubai will soon be able to access thousands of books online as public libraries in the city get transformed into e-libraries. The library in Umm Suqeim is the first to be converted into an e-library to help its members, who will be able to access online books, periodicals, magazines and newspapers. "The Umm Suqeim e-library is a pilot project to encourage people to read online. The other five libraries in Dubai will follow suit," said Mohammad Jassem Al Eraidi, head of Dubai ...  >>MORE