Saudi Digital Library

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King Khalid University, Media Center

His Excellency, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, sponsored the signing of an agreement between the University, represented by the Deanship of Library Affairs and the Saudi Digital Library. The University was represented by the Dean of Library Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Saeed Al Nasser, while the Saudi Digital Library was represented the Advisor to the Minister of Education, the General Supervisor of the Library, Dr. Abdul Hamid Al Sulaiman. The signing was during the Rector’s visit to the Central Library of the University.

Rector Al Solamy praised the constructive role of the digital library and its efforts in providing the diverse knowledge resources provided by the most prominent international and Arab publishing houses, stressing the keenness of the universities that represent them to make the best use of this rich electronic content.

For his part, Dr. Al Nasser explained that the inspection visit of the University Rector was to review the Deanship, its activities, and contents, as a result of the critical role of the central library to the educational process. Furthermore, Dr. Al Nasser pointed out that the Deanship of Library Affairs has endeavored to sign an agreement with the Saudi Digital Library, as it contains hundreds of thousands of scientific books and magazines. It provides excellent academic service to universities and students, noting that the university needs such agreements as the University has witnessed significant growth in graduate studies programs.

It is worth mentioning that the signed agreement stipulated that the university joins the Saudi Digital Library membership which is the largest academic gathering of information resources in the Arab world. It includes over 200 million scientific articles, including 550,000 digital books and reference books, 160,000 journals, articles, dissertation, and multimedia conferences covering all academic disciplines.

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King Khalid University, Media Center

Dr. Abdul Hamid Mohammed Al-Suleiman, the Counselor in the Ministry of Higher Education, who is also the General Supervisor on the Saudi Digital Library, in addition to being a member of the faculty of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, explained that since the establishment of the Saudi Digital Library in 2010, it has become one of the most prominent conglomerates models in the Arab world. The Library is prominent in the field of university supplies of electronic sources of information in terms of the number of members and the size of available sources, besides participating in databases and in electronic books.

In a seminar entitled "the Saudi Digital Library and its role in Serving Higher Education ", within the cultural program that accompanied the King Khalid University's 13th Book and Information Fair, Al-Suleiman informed that the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education "is conscious of the great responsibility on the shoulders of the library, and the amount of the tasks entrusted to it. The Ministry is also aware of the Library's most important responsibility, which is oriented investment to the generations of the nation in order to enhance their scientific and cognitive abilities to cope with the requirements of the time, and to prepare them for future leadership, in a way to achieve progress and prosperity.

Al-Suleiman also discussed a number of topics including: the Saudi Digital Library and its role in serving higher education, the content of the Saudi Digital library and providing its services and products to the beneficiaries, in addition to referring to the statistics of using information sources, the Saudi scientific production in international journals, as well as the evolution of the numerous participation of the universities

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