MBRF exhibits smart initiatives at GITEX

DUBAI, Visitors to the Dubai Digital Library can access 500 written and visual materials from the Zayed Library on the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, at the 38th GITEX Technology Week 2018, which kicked-off on Sunday.

The Library is among the latest knowledge development projects, initiatives and services showcased by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, MBRF, at the exhibition. The Library now houses two million digital items, including newspapers, magazines, books, and studies, among others. It offers digital solutions to participating entities, from establishing digital libraries to cater to each of their needs and requirements to allowing them to upload the digital books of their choice.

The MBRF is also showcasing its Knowledge4All smartphone application, which offers publications from its Knowledge Project, a joint venture with the United Nations Development Project, UNDP, to build knowledge-based societies and issue policies that embrace knowledge as a means to ensure sustainable development.

The application allows users to upload all works created as part of the Knowledge Project, including knowledge reports, results of the Global Knowledge Index and Global Reading Index, and visualised data and infographics showcasing these results.

Jamal bin Huwaireb, MBRF CEO, said, “Our participation in a prominent international event such as GITEX Technology Week reflects our commitment to playing a part in creating constructive dialogue around the importance of knowledge. The Foundation will be showcasing advanced approaches and smart services that expand the reach of the Knowledge Project’s initiatives to include the largest possible number of experts, decision makers and policymakers from around the world.”

Source: Emirates News Agency

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