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Emirates News Agency – National Archives and Library praises British Library’s distinguished experiences

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ABU DHABI, 1 July / WAM / An official delegation from the National Archives and the National Library, led by Abdullah Majid Al Ali, acting Director – General, visited the British Library in London, the National Library of the United Kingdom, to benefit from its experience with the services it delivers to readers, intellectuals and patrons of different segments and affiliations.

The delegation was received by members of the library’s management, and the delegation visited reading rooms and between specialized and permanent art exhibitions. In the corner of Arabic and Islamic manuscripts; The members of the delegation were briefed on the methods of maintaining and displaying all types of inventories and the rules for their accessibility, listening to a general explanation of the Digital Infrastructure in the Great Library and inspecting the services provided by the Library to its patrons and the available search mechanisms. deri. Owned by the library of printed and digital books and others.

At the end of the tour, Al Ali praised the role that the British Library played locally and internationally. With the richness of its content, it is the destination for senior researchers and librarians from around the world, and he expressed his optimism that the UAE National Library to be created would benefit from the excellent experience of the British Library, to provide research requirements and mechanisms for future generations in the UAE and the Arab region.

Abdullah Al Ali said: The library is no longer just a book incubator and is not just a habitat for readers and researchers, and this is confirmed by the large and diverse role that the British Library plays in providing rare sources and references, and the distinguished services it provides to its pioneers, and its groundbreaking experience, and therefore it will be in many aspects.The fields are a source of inspiration for the UAE National Library; As we work for a national library in Abu Dhabi that is sustainable in the dissemination of national, Arabic and international knowledge and culture, and that combines originality and modernity, authenticity in its Emirati affiliation and modernity in the techniques, means and systems , it uses so that recipients can easily and simply access the sources of knowledge and achieve scientific and cognitive benefits in an atmosphere that inspires joy and comfort, while preserving the National Library’s characteristics and its pioneering management and pioneering functions at the library level in the country and performing its role in planning and controlling intellectual production, monitoring and control and performing its tasks at the national bibliography level.

It is worth noting that the visit of the delegation from the Archives and the National Library to the British Library came out of the great importance of its distinguished method of managing the content, which counts more than 150 million objects, including publications, manuscripts, digital materials, works of art, multimedia of all kinds, magazines and sound recordings and these possessions from all over the world. The world, some of which dates back to two thousand years BC, and this library attracts more than a million visitors annually, and these impressive benefits made it, along with the American Library of Congress, the two largest libraries in the world.

Umm / Reem Al-Hajri / Mustafa Badr Al-Din


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