Bahrain to get first digital library
Manama, March 10, 2010
His Majesty King Hamad has given the green light for establishing the first national digital library in Bahrain.
The Royal Digital Library is the brainchild of His Majesty King Hamad.
“The iconic institution has a key role to play in building competencies in the information age,” His Majesty said.
It will also provide necessary information for citizens and the community of researchers, banking on the prowess of modern technology.
Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi staged a presentation at Al Safriya Palace in Bahrain highlighting the objectives and specific features of the project.
He also outlined different sections and the proposed engineering designs.
“The project complements a series of other pioneering schemes promoting digital culture,” Dr Al Nuaimi said.
He cited His Majesty’s Future School projects which expanded through the years to cover all government educational establishments.
He pointed out the importance of Unesco King Hamad Award for information and communication technologies in education.
A regional centre for ICT and telecommunications will be set up in Bahrain in co-operation with the Unesco.
“The library will bridge the gap of digital information in Bahrain,” Dr Al Nuaimi said.
The library will be connected with other digital libraries throughout the world. It will reduce costs and save time for Bahraini researchers. – TradeArabia News Service