RIYADH: Dr. Mansour bin Abdullah Al-Zamil, secretary of the King Fahd National Library in Riyadh, received a delegation from the Iraqi Association for Information, Libraries and Documentation Specialists headed by its secretary Dr. Tayseer Fawzi Radeef.
The delegation included professors, specialists and employees in the area of libraries and information.
Al-Zamil talked to them about the library, its goals, activities and its role in preserving Saudi intellectual output, represented by the national filing system and the issuance of the International Standard Book Number, as well as the release of the national bibliography and preservation of the written heritage.
The delegation also looked into joint cooperation and ways to benefit from the Saudi library’s experience.
The Iraqi delegation toured the library’s main hall, the permanent exhibition of national documents, the halls of public collections, the department of studies and reference services and the National Information Center.
The library also presented experience in preserving documents and manuscripts.
The delegation expressed its admiration for the diverse services the library offers to its visitors, as well as its treasures and valuables, and it considered it an important cultural treasure in the Arab world.