The Director of the Center for Indexing and Information Systems of the Library and the House of Manuscripts at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Professor Hassanein Al-Mousawi said: “The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has included four active libraries during the period of the spread of the Corona epidemic, in the most recent report published recently on its official website under the (Remote Work Management) axis, through our center because we are one of the accredited members and representatives of Iraq in it. The added libraries are: (al-Ameed Scientific Library, Diyala University Library, Imam Al-Kadhim's (p) University Library, and Iraqi Association of Libraries and Information). So that the total of the included libraries during this period is eight libraries, as both the Mustansiriya University Library and the Iraqi University Library were added earlier, in addition to the al-Ameed Central University Library and the Central Library at the University of Al-Nahrain, as well as the library and the House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine.
Al-Musawi added: "With this addition, our center provided a service to Iraq and we were able to raise its name in this international site that includes more than 150 countries, in addition to that we did not limit this membership to only the library and House of manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, but our doors are open to cooperate with any library willing to be added in these constantly updated reports, as the services provided by the center in this field are expanded to include other academic libraries in Iraq. "
The scientific assistant of the center, Professor Samer Bassem Lafta, indicated: "Since the outbreak of the Corona epidemic, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), has made statistics through its members spread throughout the world on the active libraries during the period of the epidemic that affected the library work. So it prepared special data through the library and the House of Manuscripts at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, as the official representative of the International Federation on collecting data on libraries in Iraq, and their services during this period, in order to submit it and then include it in its periodic report. "
It is to note that the library and the House of Manuscripts at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, is one of the active and accredited members of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions IFLA and it represents Iraq in it, and we have carried out previous work that strengthened our reliability in it, the most important of which is the application of the principles of sustainable development and the publication of data on more than (1500) libraries on a IFLA site map data.