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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Participates in the IFLA WLIC 2018 Conference

14 Aug 2018

The 84th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) general conference and assembly will be held this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24–30 August 2018. The theme of the conference is “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies”, with the additional tagline “Reaching out to the hard to reach” which was chosen to highlight the influential role libraries play in the development and transformation of nations and societies.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), the Arabic Library Standards, represented... more


The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Participates in the 21st Conference of the Egyptian Library, Information and Archives Association

02 Jul 2018

The Egyptian Library, Information and Archives Association organizes its 21st conference in collaboration with the National Library and Archives of Egypt, which will be held at the Main Hall of the National Archives of Egypt in Fustat, Cairo, Egypt; 8–10 July 2018. The subject of the conference this year is Information Facilities in the Digital Age and Future Prospects: The Inevitability of Change and Transformation.

The conference would be held under the patronage of Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina Translates the Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit into Arabic

20 Jun 2018

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is pleased to announce the agreement held recently with the RDA Steering Committee (RSC) for translating the Resource Description and Access (RDA) Toolkit into Arabic, in cooperation with the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information.

As per this agreement, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is committed to updating and maintaining the Arabic RDA to be concurrent with the changes of the original RDA text. In addition, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina is licensed to publish the Arabic digital version via... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the 24th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Special Libraries Association/Arabian Gulf Chapter

04 Mar 2018

The 24th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Special Libraries Association/Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA/AGC), in cooperation with Sultan Qaboos University, will be held at Grand Millennium Muscat Hotel in Muscat, Oman, 6–8 March 2018. The title of the conference this year is “Big Data and Its Investment Prospects: The Way Towards Knowledge Integration”.

The Conference covers five main themes; Big Data and Information Industry, Managing Big Data, Big Data 2.0: Critical Roles for Libraries and Librarians, Data Science and... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online version of MARC 21 Format for Classification Data in Arabic

15 Jan 2018

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the fifth and final online version of MARC 21 Formats; namely MARC 21 Format for Classification Data in Arabic. MARC 21 Format for Classification Data carries classification information, with a special focus on classification schemes that are enhanced to best serve Arab libraries classify their collections.

The Arabic online version is accessible from the Arabic Library Standards website (www.bibalex.org/ALS). It is a free version that provides Arab cataloguers... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online version of MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data in Arabic

04 Jan 2018

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online versions of MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data in Arabic. MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data communicates holdings information for single-part items, multipart items and serial items.

The Arabic online version is accessible from the Arabic Library Standards website (www.bibalex.org/ALS). It is a free version that provides Arab cataloguers with a selection of the core MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data fields, and adopts a tailored field... more 


Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the 28th Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) Conference

21 Nov 2017

The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) Conference, in its 28th round, will be held in Grand Nile Tower Hotel, Cairo, Egypt, 27–29 November 2017, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, and in cooperation with the General Authority for National Library and Archives, the Egyptian Library Association (ELA). The title of the Conference this year is Social Media Networks and their effect on Information Institutions in the Arab World. more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the launching of "The Future of Cataloguing in Egypt" Document

16 Nov 2017

The launching of “The Future of Cataloguing in Egypt” Document will be held in Misr Public Library, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, 18 November 2017. The Launching is organized by the Arabic Portal for Librarianship and Information (known as Cybrarians).

“The Future of Cataloguing in Egypt” Document Launching is attended by high-profile library and information science professionals and academics from all over Egypt, discussing the updates of their different projects action plans, and their means of collaboration. more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the 4th edition of the SIBF–ALA Library Conference

06 Nov 2017

The Sharjah International Book Fair/American Library Association (ALA) Library Conference, in its 4th edition, will be held at the Expo Center in Sharjah, UAE, 7–9 November 2017, during the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair.

The Conference this year will be inaugurated by the speeches of both Jim Neal, ALA President; and Khaled Elhalaby, Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) President. more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online version of MARC 21 Format for Community Information in Arabic

20 Jul 2017

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online versions of MARC 21 Format for Community Information in Arabic. MARC 21 Format for Community Information provides information about different time-span events, programs, organizations, individuals, etc.

The Arabic online version is accessible from the Arabic Library Standards website. It is a free version that provides Arab catalogers with a selection of the core MARC 21 Format for Community Information fields, and adopts a tailored field description structure. more


Arabic Library Standards in the 20th National Conference by the Egyptian Library Association

12 Jul 2017

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosts the 20th National Conference, organized by the Egyptian Library Association. The Conference will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Small Theater, Alexandria, Egypt, 17–19 July 2017.

The Conference entitled “Reviving Engineering Administration in Libraries, Information Centers and Archives”, aims at reinforcing the latest administrative concepts in... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online version of MARC 21 Format for Authority Data in Arabic

01 Jun 2017

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online version of MARC 21 Format for Authority Data in Arabic.

The online version is accessible from the Arabic Library Standards website. It is a free edition that provides Arab catalogers with a selection of... more


Arabic Library Standards in the First Arab Conference for Creative Librarians

03 May 2017

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosts the First Arab Conference for Creative Librarians, organized by the Library and Information Science Department, Alexandria University. The Conference will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Lecture Hall, Alexandria, Egypt, 3–4 May 2017. The Conference aims at supporting the Arab librarianship community, providing it with the latest views and recommendations for developing the Arab libraries, and planning... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the 27th Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) Conference

06 Nov 2016

The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) Conference, in its 27th round, will be held in Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel, Luxor, Egypt, 14–16 November 2016, in cooperation with the Egyptian Library Association (ELA), and in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The title of the conference this year is Information Literacy in the Arab Knowledge Society: The Challenges of the Present and the Future. more


Arabic Library Standards in the IFLA Disaster Management Conference

17 Oct 2016

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosts the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Disaster Management Conference. The Conference will be held at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Small Theater, Alexandria, Egypt, 23–24 October 2016. The theme of the Conference is Our Heritage at Risk: The Challenges and Response. The Conference draws special attention to... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online version of MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data in Arabic

23 May 2016

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the online version of MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data in Arabic.

The online version is accessible from the Arabic Library Standards website (www.bibalex.org/ALS), launched earlier this May. It is a free edition that provides Arab... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the Arabic Library Standards website

03 May 2016

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina launched the Arabic Library Standards (ALS) website www.bibalex.org/ALS on 3 May 2016.

The website is addressing a specialized Arab library community, focusing on standards and standardization in bibliographic and authority control. It includes extensive... more


Bibliotheca Alexandrina launches the Arabic edition of MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data

09 Nov 2015

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina inaugurated the 4th International Book Summit by an opening ceremony, launching the Machine Readable Cataloging, MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, in Arabic, on 6 November 2015. The ceremony started with a speech given by Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, welcoming the international eminent figures, intellectuals,... more