Mr. Aqeel Abdul-Hussein Al-Yasiri, Deputy Head of the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, confirmed that the research presented by the Library and House of Manuscripts of the Holy Shrine entitled (Post-Disaster - The Iraqi Scientific Product Conservation Project (Case Study)) is the first Iraqi research accepted at the 85th Conference held by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Al-Yasiri added: "There will be a representation of the holy shrine in this conference, which will be held in the Greek capital Athens, where the research will be presented by Mr. Hussein Adel and Mr. Ammar Hussein Jawad."
He stressed: "The title of the research and the name of the library of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, Iraq and Karbala were included in the official program of the conference, where only five research were accepted in this session. The research will participate alongside (the National Library of Japan - Tokyo - Japan, the National and University Library in Strasbourg - France, French National Library - France, General Archives of the Greek State - Athens - Greece, Library and House of Manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine - Karbala - Iraq).
Indicating: "The study aims to bring into view the precautionary and preventive measures that the libraries and institutions which contain the assets of their country should follow before the occurrence of a man-made or natural disaster. this is due to our experience after the terrorist attack that took place in part of our country Iraq by terrorist groups they called themselves ISIS.
After reviewing most of the measures taken at present, the focus is on the tools used to strengthen and support library building to confront exceptional circumstances as well modern technologies that can be sued for early warning. In this study, we will answer a question that has rarely been addressed. What should be done to confront a human terrorist disaster (like ISIS for example)? What proactive measures should libraries and institutions do to avoid the loss of their assets by terrorist acts?"
It is worth mentioning that the conference will be held from 24th to 30th August at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center.