Tuesday, February 17, 2009
National Media Council launches online library service (UAE)
"UAE Interact, the website of the National Media Council, has launched a new online resource of books on the United Arab Emirates and related subjects. Announcing the event, an NMC spokesman said the aim is to make a greater volume of up-to-date information on the UAE available to both national and international readers, free of charge, utilising the latest e-books technology. At present, 'netizens' who click on UAE Interact can access the 2009 UAE Yearbook in English and French editions, together with a smaller guide on the country, 'UAE at a Glance', and a major book on the UAE's wildlife, 'The Emirates - A Natural History'. Arabic editions of these titles will be uploaded to the site in the near future."