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2017
Bookfair 11-2017


The Main Library held a bookfair for used books in the period from 07/11/2017 to 09/11/2017

Launching the 1st version of the mobile application




14-10-2017:
To keep up with the new developments and technology, the library is pleased to announce the launching of the 1st version of the mobile application where most of the library services are available for your convenience such as: books available for circulation, online resources, (Fada BZU Institutional Repository), and other services.
At this stage, the application works on Android. Next, it will be available on IOS devices






2016

Birzeit University Library depository center of United Nations publications





13-07-2016:
Mr. Maher Naser Director of the Outreach Division of the United Nations and held a meeting with the staff of the Library and explained how they are choosing deposit centers and conditions for that.
It is worth mentioning that the Birzeit University Library first library in Palestine adopt as a deposit for the United Nations publications



Employee Asad Tom designed a book scanner




13-05-2016:
The emplyee Asad Tom at the library designed a book scanner to be used in digtizing some of the library collections from rare books or special collections materials.



Bookfair 4-2016



The Main Library held a bookfair for used books in the period from 06/06/2014 to 04/06/2014




2015

Workshop on Open Access titled
“Open Access : How to Maximise The Impact, Efficiency and Availability of your Research”






On 09-12-2015 the Library conducted a workshop on open access titled:
“Open Access : How to Maximise The Impact, Efficiency and Availability of your Research”
The Workshop was in cooperation with eifl and PALICO
The lecturers were Mrs Iryna Kuchma the Open Access project manager at eifl and Mr. Brian Hole from Ubiquity Press and Mr. Stephen Urgola from American Universit in Cairo.
There were 39 participants from Birzeit University, AL-Istiqlal University and AL-quds University, at the end of the workshop a few suggestions were introduced:
1- It is important for each university to build its Repository.
2- A suggeston for Ministry of Higher Educaion to supervise a general Repository for all Universities in Palestine.
3- If Ministry of Higher Educaion will not take the step above, may PALICO can do the job.
4- Each University Provide the cost necessary to build its own Repository



Workshop on databases for Pharmacy Program 6-2015


The Library held a workshop targeted for Pharmacy program, and attended by number of faculty members, students and some library employees.

The workshop was presented on Monday 1-6-2015 by Mrs. Ghada from Technowledge company
The workshop was on the following databases
cinicalkey+Access Pharmacy

Book Fair on 5-2015



The Library held a book fair in front of library building from 9-5-2015 to 11-5-2019, a number of faculty members and students have visited the book fair which was opened from 9Am to 3Pm.

đWorkshop Abput Springer Database



A workshop was held on 11-5-2015 about Springer database presented by Mr. Asdaa Kotani from Springer company.

A number of academics have participated in the workshop and also a number students and some library employees, the total number was 33 participants.

eIFL manager visited Birzeit University


eifl manager Ms. Rima Kupryte has visisted Birzeit University between May 4-5, 2015.
During her visit she met with the VP of Academic Affairs and the VP Advancement. On the second day she met all PALICO members at Birzeit University - Main Library joining them in their 10th Anniversary celebration.
Most of the discussions were about the electronic resource offored by eifl for free to all the members and how to achieve better results in accessing those resources. Few suggestions were made to help the members market their services to their communities.