In the tenth anniversary of Cybrarians (The Arabic Portal for Librarianship and Information) it pleasure to announce that Cybrarians has became an official no-profit organization located in Cairo, Egypt. After 10 years of serious work in Egyptian and Arabic library community, we had the chance to be an official non-profit organization after one year of the Egyptian revolution.
Cybrarians was founded in 2002 as a library portal offers free services for libraries and librarians in Arab countries. In the last 10 years, we had pioneer works for Arabic library community; in 2004, we have published the first e-journal in Arabic language “Cybrarians Journal”. In 2005, we issued an open access database for articles, theses, and conference papers. In 2008, we have started offering training programs for Arab librarians.
At this new stage, we have a general goal to achieve which is development of librarianship community in Egypt and Arab countries, and assist them to apply the most recent technologies and applications. In order to achieve that main goal; we are working on many services for local and international community:
1. Training programs for librarians.
2. Advocacy services which includes acquisition and cataloging resources, and library automation.
3. The first digital reference service software in Arab countries.
3. RFID solutions through our Center for RFID Researches in Egypt.
4. Printed and electronic publishing.
5. Library portal which has factual information about Arabic library community.
6. Cybrarians Journal; our open access journal.
7. Open access database for articles, theses and conference papers.
We would like to compose an open message to local and international library community to cooperate with us; we plan to be the voice of Arab libraries in the international library community. With open minded strategy; we are ready to work with the international society to develop Arab libraries, and we will support the Arab libraries to reach to the international community.
Finally, we would like to invite everyone to visit our new web site, and communicate with us (www.cybrarians.org)