Doha, Qatar, March 25–27, 2014
Naseej – the Arab world's leader in Knowledge Management Solutions – has successfully concluded its participation in SLA-AGC’s 20th annual conference and exhibition, held at the Ritz Carlton, Doha, Qatar, on March 25–27, 2014.
The conference offered Naseej customers an exclusive opportunity to meet face-to-face with Mr. Marshall Breeding, a leading world authority on library technologies. In a keynote speech to conference delegates, Mr. Breeding identified some of the challenges facing the library sector. Among the vital issues he examined were the next generation of library automation technologies, the role of “search & discovery” in libraries, the effective management of e-resources, and the potential for making library collections available on Facebook and through other social media.
At the conference, Naseej also showcased its cutting-edge RFID technologies for libraries and its range of world-class library furniture from BRM. Naseej presented its integrated Library Management Solutions from Innovative Interfaces and SirsiDynix, as well as cloud services for national, public, government, academic and research libraries. Also on offer from Naseej were the latest information resources and professional databases from AskZad, EBSCO, CABI, IEEE, Thieme and Credo Reference, among others. Naseej also demonstrated state-of-the-art digitization solutions, available from book2net, as well as archive and museum solutions from adlib.
Three visitors to the Naseej booth each won a new iPad Air in a lucky-draw contest.
Eng. Abdullah Al Turaifi – Naseej VP – commented: "Naseej has introduced the Sierra Library Services Platform from Innovative Interfaces. This fully integrated, cutting-edge platform meets the high-technology expectations of modern academic and research library users. Also, Naseej was pleased to have Marshall Breeding on hand at its booths to meet one-on-one with customers. Mr. Breeding is a global authority on library technologies and cloud computing solutions for libraries. In his speech, he elaborated on the fundamental shift that has taken place in libraries and information centers. In the new environment, he said, information resources and digital materials dominate traditional print collections. This, in turn, demands a quick technical response in order to provide patrons with fast and easy access to large-scale collections."