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An inspection visit by the Libraries and Information Development Committee, the university formations in the governorates of Salah al-Din and Kirkuk

Under the guidance of the President of the Northern Technical University, Prof. Dr. Alia Abbas Ali Al-Attar, an inspection visit was made to the libraries of the Engineering Technical College in Kirkuk, the Health Technical College in Kirkuk, the Kirkuk Technical Institute, the Dor Technical Institute, and the Hawija Technical Institute to see the reality of the sub-libraries. From the Director of the Central Library Department of the University, Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mawgoud Hassan, the assistant teacher Abdul Qadir Ahmed Ali, in charge of the Automated Systems Division, and Mr. Qusai Hashem Ahmed, the official in charge of the Cataloging and Classification Unit.

The committee was received by the deans of colleges and institutes, in the presence of the assistants and the officials of the sub-library units.

There was talk about the percentage of work completed in the (digital library) and its usefulness to researchers, scholars, and graduate students, as well as the problems that face the development and modernization process (computers, internet, a website for the library, and classification of paper books) and what are the ways to improve the reality of libraries to keep pace with the development and requirements of the stage that is going through the country and the world. The deans were briefed on a number of obstacles facing the working mechanism of the libraries and pledged to overcome them. After that, the committee assured the deans of the need to include (Koha Global System) in the libraries’ computers (and the central library, through its staff, undertakes to install the system in the computers of the sub-libraries), Through which the library can index its collections and the possibility of importing records of bibliographic data from the US Library of Congress and international libraries for free, as well as providing an electronic index. The Koha system is an integrated automated system for managing libraries in force in local and Arab universities, as well as reclassifying books according to the (Dewey Decimal System) classification, which is one of the most famous classification systems in the field of libraries.

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