NATIONAL LIBRARY IN ETHIOPIA LAUNCHES DIGITAL INFORMATION CENTRE

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The National Archives and Library Agency (NALE)  launched a development information service center with the support it received from the World Bank.

Then agency said the development of the information service was implemented in 2004 with the Bank's donation of US 30,000.

Since then the Agency started and continued the dissemination of information to various groups of users especially the youth, the agency said.

The centre is hoped to create access to information through printed materials and the Internet by providing a fulltime service for university students, researchers.

During the launching ceremony World Bank representative Abebaw Alemayehu said the Bank's assistance to the National Library was extended in different forms intended to help the library enhance its services to the Ethiopian clientele The Agency also said it was on the way to launch its new building believed to help meet its vision of providing diversified service to the utmost satisfaction of the public.

After the launching ceremony, invited guests visited the Agency's Library and Archive rooms in which ancient written documents including those 13 registered by UNESCO are found.

The Daily Monitor