The closing ceremony of the second scientific forum for indexing and classification held by the Center of Indexing and information systems of the Library and House of Manuscripts at the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, held under the slogan "The electronic indexing in the Arab environment using the RDA system, and which lasted for two day with the participation of researchers from inside and outside Iraq, was set up at the Hall of Imam Al-Hassan (peace be upon him) for conferences and seminars at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine on Friday afternoon the 19th of Jumada al-Ula 1438 AH, corresponding to the 17th of February 2017.
The closing ceremony began by the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran followed by the word of the Secretary-General of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine; Engineer Mohamad Al-Ashiqar, in which he welcomed the attendees and highlighted the importance of the great projects adopted by the holy shrine in all the fields that affect the overall needs of the community, and most importantly the intellectual and cultural side to support the intellectuals in their work to develop the intellectual and cultural reality in our beloved country.
Stressing: "The holy shrine has given great interest to the book as it was and still a symbol for the advancement of nations, people and their ancient heritage."
Explaining: "The General Secretariat of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine continuously support the activities carried out by the centers like the center of indexing and information systems, which work to develop and accelerate the intellectual process, and this forum is one of the series of activities adopted by this center."
Stressing on: Intensifying the efforts to fight ignorance and intellectual backwardness with the weapon of knowledge, in line with the intensified efforts of our armed and popular mobilization forces to fight the terrorism ideology with the weapon of resistance and sacrifice."
Then the head of the information and libraries department at Basra University; DR. Salman Judi has presented the closing statement.
The forum was concluded by paying tribute to the professionals and the institutions of information in the field of libraries and the local, Arab and foreign information centers that have participated in this forum.