210,000 Copies of the Study Sources Were Added to the Resources of Astan Quds Razavi Libraries
Monday , 04/30/2018 - 13:21
210 هزار نسخه منبع مطالعاتی به منابع کتابخانه‌های آستان قدس رضوی افزوده شد‎
Last year, more than 210,000 copies of print and audio-visual sources in various languages through donation and purchase are absorbed to the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi.
Last year, more than 210,000 copies of print and audio-visual sources in various languages through donation and purchase are absorbed to the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi.
According to Astan News, the head of the Librarianship Services Office of Astan Quds Razavi Libraries, Museums and Documents Center said, “During 2017, more than 210,000 copies of printed and audio-visual sources are added in various languages, including Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Latin etc., through donation and purchase to the study sources of the Organization of Libraries, Museums And Documents Center of Astan Quds Razavi, among which more than 113,000 were donated copies of the devotees of Imam Reza (A.S.) and over 96,000 copies were purchased by this organization.”
“After reviewing these sources in library systems, about 66,000 copies were filed for organization’s libraries and more than 41,000 copies were sent to the mobile library and examining the rest of the sources is still ongoing” Isa Akhtari Tusi, explained about donations.
He added that the allocation of budget for the purchase of sources was in line with the richness of the collection of library resources of Astan Quds and expressed, “Last year, about 80,000 copies of books in Persian, 8000 Arabic versions, more than 1,000 copies in English and about 8000 copies of audio-visual sources were purchased.”
Stating that one of the functions of the Office is the distribution and delivery of print and audio-visual  sources to various parts of the organization he explained, “In 2017, more than 154,000 books were delivered to halls and various libraries of the organization in Mashhad and in other towns, of which about 81,000 copies were submitted to the various libraries of the Central Library, more than 22,000 copies to specialized libraries and more than 34,600 copies to libraries affiliated with Astan Quds Razavi in Mashhad and over 15,000 copies have been delivered to affiliated libraries of the towns.”
“Last year also about 8000 audio-visual sources through purchase were added to the library organization, which according to the needs of different parts of this establishment have been distributed in halls and various libraries of Astan Quds Razavi in Mashhad and the towns and Central Library” Akhtari Tusi said about the audio-visual sources.
It should be mentioned, the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi with a substructure of more than 28,800 square meters of cultural and study space and 51 affiliated and specialized libraries nationwide has the largest library members in the country and with ten centuries of history,  is one of the study and cultural hubs of the region.
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