National library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 10:57:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png National library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Riyadh’s King Fahd National Library adds Chinese books to its collection https://savemynjlibrary.org/riyadhs-king-fahd-national-library-adds-chinese-books-to-its-collection/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:04:50 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/riyadhs-king-fahd-national-library-adds-chinese-books-to-its-collection/ DUBAI: If you’re looking to add something new to your playlist, Palestinian-Jordanian singer Dana Salah’s fusion of Arabic, Latin and Western music might be just the thing for you. Streaming service Spotify announced last month that pop-indie artist Salah, formerly known as King Deco, is the second ambassador for EQUAL Arabia, a company that aims […]]]>

DUBAI: If you’re looking to add something new to your playlist, Palestinian-Jordanian singer Dana Salah’s fusion of Arabic, Latin and Western music might be just the thing for you.

Streaming service Spotify announced last month that pop-indie artist Salah, formerly known as King Deco, is the second ambassador for EQUAL Arabia, a company that aims to amplify the work of creative women in their lives. giving international recognition.

As part of Spotify’s campaign, the Amman-based artist, who lived in the United States for seven years, was featured on a billboard in the heart of Times Square in New York.

Salah is the second ambassador of EQUAL Arabia. (Provided)

The singer told Arab News that upon seeing her photo, there was a “pinching” moment.

“It’s amazing that it’s there because I was doing something I believe in — music that matches who I am and my heritage,” she said.

“To see myself on arguably one of the biggest stages in the world and to have accomplished this by making music in Arabic and expressing myself through my culture is an incredible feeling. I didn’t have to compromise on who I am or where I’m from to be there.

Salah, who started her career writing music and DJing, said she received a lot of support from her community. “It was so heartfelt to see so many people posting about this achievement and celebrating it as a victory for the Jordanian artistic community,” she said.

And the campaign seems to be working, Salah explaining that his audience is already expanding across the world.

She recalled a comment she read online from a new listener who said, “I’m from Indonesia and I found you on Spotify and I like your voice.”

“It meant the world,” Salah said.

Salah believes that music is universal and she hopes her music not only introduces audiences to Arab culture, but also brings other cultures together.

“That’s what I did with ‘Weino’. I mixed traditional Arabic instrumentation with Latin-like backbeat and Western song structures. I think there’s something very beautiful about mixing genres,” she said.

“I’m obsessed with taking two contrasting elements and making them coexist in the same space. I live for it when it comes to art but also on a daily basis – put me at the table with the most diverse group of people and I’m happy,” she said.

Her early influences were also varied, with her mother and aunt introducing her to a series of musical films before she could even speak.

“They were always putting on ‘The Sound of Music’ and I was so excited because I just wanted to hear the songs, especially the song ‘Yodeling’, and I was humming to it,” she told Arab News. “It wasn’t until I was maybe four or five that I discovered my love for singing watching ‘The Little Mermaid’.”

As for his current playlist, the artist said, “I love Stevie Nicks and Max Martin as songwriters. I love Lana Del Ray and Kanye West when it comes to aesthetics and creating worlds and visuals around their music. I love the instrumentation of songs by Warda and Umm Kulthum,” she said.

Most central to Salah’s identity as an Arab woman is her unwavering appreciation of the timelessness of Arab art, from seeking inspiration from Algerian singer Warda to using strings, tablas ( twin hand drums) and riqs (the Middle Eastern tambourine) by veteran Egyptian singer Umm “Alf Layla w Layla” from Kulthum.

Her visuals are just as important to her as an artist. She pays homage to the Arab world by using its landscapes, architecture, cultural elements and fashion to rekindle the love of Arab heritage in her videos and covers.

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TETFUND to Release N15 Billion for National Library Project https://savemynjlibrary.org/tetfund-to-release-n15-billion-for-national-library-project/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 03:28:37 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/tetfund-to-release-n15-billion-for-national-library-project/ Higher Education Trust Fund (TETF funds) has set aside the first tranche of N15 billion to expedite the start of construction of the National Library of Nigeria construction project. The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Sonny Echono, revealed this when he received in audience the executive members of the Nigerian Library Association, headed by its President, […]]]>

Higher Education Trust Fund (TETF funds) has set aside the first tranche of N15 billion to expedite the start of construction of the National Library of Nigeria construction project.

The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Sonny Echono, revealed this when he received in audience the executive members of the Nigerian Library Association, headed by its President, Professor Innocent Akocha, at his office in Abuja.

Work on the National Library had been stalled for years due to insufficient funding, with over N50 billion needed for its completion under current assessment requirements.

Echono said the fund has all the plans in place for the building’s completion, adding that it has made it known that it is ready to provide the funds to the ministry as soon as the Federal Executive Council approves it.

“For our part, we have set aside the first tranche of approximately 15 billion already in our coffers to be deployed as soon as the approval of the reverse cost is granted by the Federal Executive Council”, he further explained.

He highlighted the importance of the library saying, “For us in higher education, the library is where learning takes place, including research, teaching materials and resources that students access to learn. improve are all deposited for registration purposes. The library is usually the center of any academic institution.

The Executive Secretary commended the association for its tenacity in ensuring that the library receives proper recognition in national affairs and also for the various programs the association organizes to promote literacy and reading culture in Nigeria .

While responding to the association’s request on the upward revision of the funds, Arc Echono further stated that “when the new TETFund board is appointed, we will review your request and see how we reflect the convergence , because this is an area we try to give higher priority. I think that will mean a direct increase in library funding.

He reiterated that every academic institution should update its subscriptions to identify resources that would keep students on the cutting edge, noting more often that individual students have more up-to-date journals than departments or the institution, an anomaly that must change as the nation evolves. to adopt a knowledge-based society.

He further assured the delegation that TETFund would continue to partner with the association as the library is the only place that teaches all subjects.

In his remarks, Akocha informed the assembly that Arc. Echono, with the support of the Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu, spearheaded the initiative to complete the National Library Building through the deployment of TETFund resources, following Presidential approval.

He praised Echono and expressed his firm belief that he will bring his wealth of experience to his new assignment as Managing Director of TETFund. He recalled the year 2020 when the Executive Secretary received the association’s most prestigious award which is the highest honor given to non-librarians.

He appreciated the fund’s outreach activities, saying, “When it comes to higher education in this country, the TETFund is doing very well for us and we want to thank you. He further called on Arc Echono to use its position to push for an upward revision of the intervention of libraries in tertiary establishments for beneficiary establishments.

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National Library Conference in Goa today https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-conference-in-goa-today/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 17:29:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-conference-in-goa-today/ A one-day national conference on “Transforming Higher Education Libraries in the Digital Environment” will be held in Goa on Friday. The conference will discuss the latest advances in the field of librarianship. The conference was organized by Library and Information Centre, Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre, Assagao, Bardez, Goa, in collaboration with Goa College […]]]>

A one-day national conference on “Transforming Higher Education Libraries in the Digital Environment” will be held in Goa on Friday. The conference will discuss the latest advances in the field of librarianship.

The conference was organized by Library and Information Centre, Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre, Assagao, Bardez, Goa, in collaboration with Goa College Librarians Association (GCLA) and Karnataka State College Librarians Association (KSCLA).

The conference aims to provide an opportunity to discuss key concepts in library management. “Experts in the field and senior librarians from various organizations will serve as resource persons for the conference designed to meet the needs of library and information science professionals, researchers and students,” said the director of the Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Center DB Arolkar. in one release.

“In this modern digital age of information explosion, library and information professionals face many challenges, redefining their role and also rethinking library and information services, while adopting new technologies is crucial,” he said.

The organizing secretary of the conference, Jayaprakash Hugar, said the event provided librarians with an opportunity to share best practices, issues, technology and trends in SIBs through articles and adopt the best services of library in their respective higher education libraries.

The conference has Bibliometrics/Scientometrics/Webometrics/ Citation Analysis; Digital content creation, management, digital library services, archives/preservation/digital repositories; Libraries of the Future, Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Science; MOOC and LIS education; Open access initiatives and movement; Scholarly communications, predatory and cloned journals, among others, as subtopics.

For more details, one can visit the conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/dmcrc-lic-conference-2022/home.

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Professor Stuckeman wins Fulbright scholarship from National Library of Scotland https://savemynjlibrary.org/professor-stuckeman-wins-fulbright-scholarship-from-national-library-of-scotland/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:33:45 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/professor-stuckeman-wins-fulbright-scholarship-from-national-library-of-scotland/ “I hope my research will improve Scottish people’s understanding of the landscape,” he said. “Much of their identity as a nation is linked to the Highlands, but it is a relatively new identity due to the difficult access to the Highlands until my time as a student. Beyond the roads, the diaries also reveal the […]]]>

“I hope my research will improve Scottish people’s understanding of the landscape,” he said. “Much of their identity as a nation is linked to the Highlands, but it is a relatively new identity due to the difficult access to the Highlands until my time as a student. Beyond the roads, the diaries also reveal the culture and traditions of Scotland as captured by these early travelers and mapmakers.

Marriott continued his PhD in landscape architecture at the University of Edinburgh, where he worked directly with the NLS to research the origin of the American boardwalk movement and the influence of Scottish civil engineers on road building in the States. States, with emphasis on park roads. and scenic routes.

He became interested in the Fulbright scholarship after a friend encouraged him to apply because of his close ties to the NLS and his familiarity with both collections. His Fulbright work will include outreach to academic and community groups across the UK, including a public lecture at Gresham College London next spring.

“That’s the Fulbright: this idea of ​​collaboration and exchange. It’s not just about pursuing a personal research agenda, but finding something that will also be useful to the library and to Scots,” Marriott said.

Due to the collaborative nature of the Fulbright Fellowship, Marriott looks forward to sharing its knowledge with scholars and students in the United States upon its return.

“I hope not only to share new insights into the historic intersection of transport and landscape with Scots, but also bring back ideas to inspire my students here at Penn State,” he said.

The Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, which is the largest academic unit of Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, houses the departments of Architecture, Graphic Design, and Landscape Architecture.

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Seychelles National Library to reopen in 2023 after fungus infestation and renovation https://savemynjlibrary.org/seychelles-national-library-to-reopen-in-2023-after-fungus-infestation-and-renovation/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:03:13 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/seychelles-national-library-to-reopen-in-2023-after-fungus-infestation-and-renovation/ Renovation work on the National Library of Seychelles building is expected to be completed by May 2023, said a senior official from the Green Island Construction Company (GICC) under contract for the project. Angélique Antat, the general manager of GICC – a subsidiary of the public company Island Development Company (IDC) – made the announcement […]]]>

Renovation work on the National Library of Seychelles building is expected to be completed by May 2023, said a senior official from the Green Island Construction Company (GICC) under contract for the project.

Angélique Antat, the general manager of GICC – a subsidiary of the public company Island Development Company (IDC) – made the announcement on Wednesday during a site visit.

Antat said that when the renovation is completed in May next year, the building will be something completely new.

The National Library building, which housed the National Archives and library, was closed in August 2013 following a fungus infestation.

Infrastructure Agency chief executive Jitesh Shah told reporters that “because the contractors have removed everything from the building leaving only its outer shell, the fungal infestation that was a problem before will no longer be a problem. “.

He attributed the initial fungus infestation to improper ventilation systems that were put in place for certain areas.

“We find that when centralized air conditioning systems stop working they are replaced by individual units leading to fungus infestation situations as we circulate the same air over and over again. In addition to new ventilation systems to solve fungus problem, the finish of the building will consist of materials that are easier to clean and collect less dust – as dust is one of the mediums on which the fungus thrives,” Shah said.

Antat said they “are confident that we won’t have the same problem as in the past. We have been in contact with companies that specialize in air conditioning, so we will be installing systems that will ensure that there is no will have more mushrooms in the building.”

GICC was contracted to carry out the renovation at a cost of $5.6 million (SCR 75 million).

The government of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, is funding the project through loans from local banks.

GICC has hired an architect to redesign the building which will mainly consist of library facilities and some administrative offices on the top floor. The company said the current garden found on the premises will also be upgraded to make visitors feel comfortable both inside and outside the library. There will also be a section where students and adults can comfortably carry out their research work.

Additionally, the National Archives will no longer be based in the renovated building due to space constraints.