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Saudi varsity plans fully computerised library

Saturday October 20, 2012 12:31:56 PM, Agencies

Dammam: Dammam University, one of Saudi Arabia's leading university, has on Friday unleashed a plan to build a fully computerised library with Information Technology enabled services. The library built at the cost of SR 100mn, will be ready by next year.


The new central library at the university will be ready by mid-semester next year. The total cost is SR 100 million, of which SR 86 million will be spent on construction of the building, Arab News quoted Abdullah Alrubaish, Dammam University rector, as saying.

 

"Students will use electronic service while borrowing books and returning them to the library. The library will have 300 computer points and five computer labs, as well as halls and classes equipped with the latest technology", he added.


We have signed three contracts with STC, Zain and Mobiley in order to provide service at the university. The computer and science college will provide wireless service at the university soon", the Saudi English daily quoted Alrubaish as saying.


Raed Bukhari, dean of libraries, said: We want to target all students through this campaign and make them aware of the importance of searching through latest technologies.


We have a system called QR CODE, which will help them download online applications of the library easily", he added.

 

The plan has been launched to focus on educating students on library services and encourage them to deal with the electronic service which will be provided at the new library.



 



 
 

 

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