A Workshop about “Scientific Research Resources” for Engineering Programs

The College of Engineering and Khalifa Library in Al Ain University of Science and Technology (Al Ain Campus) organized a workshop to discuss the access and availability of various engineering scientific research resources in order to improve the teaching process and increase the scientific research outcomes. The meeting was attended by Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat (Dean, College of Engineering), Mr. Abdoulaye Kaba (Library Director), Mr. Ghais Najjar (Information Resources Specialist, Naseej), Dr. Huthaifa Alomari and Dr. Abdallah Mansur (Library Committee, College of Engineering).

At the beginning, Dr. Khaddaj Mallat welcomed the invitees and outlined the main objectives for the workshop. This was followed by a presentation from Mr. Naijar about Naseej products and services and how the company can support the College of Engineering in providing the needed information resources. He gave all the details about the possible IEEE subscription options to journals, eBooks, and conference proceedings. Mr. Najjar, agreed on full support for such collaboration and promised to do the needful in order to satisfy the college of Engineering needs in terms of access to the scientific research resources.

In the workshop discussions were also about the issue of collaboration among the academic libraries. According to Mr. Kaba, such cooperation will help the public and private universities to provide access to a variety of information resources with affordable costs.

At the end, Dr. Khaddaj Mallat thanked the attendees and stressed on the university’s keenness to collaborate with all the institutions to raise the quality education.