Head of Iraqi Society of Information Technology,
Astan Quds Razavi Library, a Successful Example of Sources Digitization
Tuesday , 05/08/2018 - 14:13
Head of Iraqi society of information technology said, “Astan Quds Razavi library is a successful example of digitalizing sources”.
Head of Iraqi society of information technology said, “Astan Quds Razavi library is a successful example of digitalizing sources”. 
According to Astan News, professor Tallal Zahiri who was visiting Astan Quds Razavi’s central library with a 17-person group including staff and officials of libraries of Imam Hossein’s (A.S.) Holy Shrine said, “In our visit to Astan Quds Razavi’ library, we got familiar with long term programs of this center for digitizing manuscripts and creating electronic sources which will be used by researchers”. Professor Zahir was visiting the library with cooperation and coordination of Astan Quds Razavi Center for International Affairs. 
Regarding the purpose of his visit to the famous libraries of Iran, professor of al-Mustansirya University of Baghdad said, “The main goal of this visit is to form cooperation between Holy Shrine of Imam Hossein (A.S.) and Iraq’s society of information technology regarding formation of “Iraqi unified list”. This list includes a unanimous digital list of bibliography information of Iraqi libraries and it has also been tried to gather all the information of libraries of Iraqi universities in a unified data base”. 
He added, “In line with this purpose and in company with staff and officials of libraries of Imam Hossein’s (A.S.) Holy Shrine, we paid a visit to the well-known and valid libraries of Iran so that we can enjoy these libraries’ experiences in formation of these lists and also get familiar with the applied technologies at these centers”.  
Zahiri described his visit to the central library of Astan Quds Razavi as very pleasant and introduced the endeavors of its workers and officials as admirable.
Emphasizing on the continuous contact with the valid Iranian libraries in order to use the experiences, he reiterated, “These contacts can create the necessary ground for cooperation and collaboration between the two countries”. 
High number of visitors and researchers at the central library of Astan Quds Razavi was another point which attracted attention of Iraqi group.
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