(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 18th March, 2018 (WAM) -- The National Library Sector at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, DCT Abu Dhabi, has issued the criteria for publishing programmes and projects, as part of the National Month of Reading in the UAE, which falls in March every year. The sector also announced the public can also submit their suggestions for books to be translated and published, which can be sent to .
Abdullah Majed Al Ali, Acting Executive Director of the National Library Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi, said, "DCT Abu Dhabi's National Library Sector is responsible for a number of projects that contribute to publishing in the fields of authorship and translation. These contributions include publishing works, studies and research dealing with Abu Dhabi's history, culture, heritage and society, and translating important foreign works in various fields. In addition to organising cultural events and activities that promote the publishing industry and reading as a daily practice, the sector participates in local and international book fairs and establishes significant agreements with key players in the publishing field.
"These projects aim to keep the National Library Sector up to date with ongoing global developments in the publishing world, which in turn contributes to enhancing its position internationally as an advanced platform, stimulating publishing and culture."
He added, "The National Month of Reading is an opportunity to support the development of the publishing industry, as books are one of the most important elements for building individuals and spreading knowledge in society. This requires us, as contributors in this field, to seek all that is new in an effort to use reading as an instrument to nurture a cultured and aware generation, with individuals eager to build their own libraries and eventually making home libraries a pillar of every home.
"As part of that vision, we announce today the publishing policy adopted in our programmes and projects to encourage authorship and research at the local and regional level, and offer writers and translators the chance to publish their works and translations."
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