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"Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum" ends its second session

Abu Dhabi: Gulf

The Abu Dhabi Publishing Forum, organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, completed its second session on 28-30. January in Manarat Al Saadiyatu on "The Future of Electronic Publishing: Technology and Challenges – Global Experience". From experts and experts in the publishing industry from 28 countries around the world, as well as a host of international and Arab organizations.

The participants of the forum visited the capital city, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Great Mosque of Sheikh Zayeda, where they expressed their admiration for UAE achievements in the near future, pointing out that Abu Dhabi became the capital of culture and art in the region and the meeting place of different civilizations and cultures. , With its many activities and activities, and with its vast cultural projects that promote the values ​​of tolerance, coexistence and dialogue.

During the visit they expressed the pride of participating in the forum and provided them with an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest achievements in the field of electronic and audio publishing and to open up new horizons of cooperation among them and to learn about the culture and heritage of the UAE.

The three-day publishing forum in Abu Dhabi has continued to discuss various issues related to publishing, electronic and audio books, and the challenges it faces, notably piracy and the failure to enforce laws protecting the rights of industrial entities. Discussions in the Dialogue Meetings sought to explore the future of this industry in the light of rapid technical progress, pointing out there is no contradiction between paper and electronic books.

The Forum also organized a number of supporting workshops, including a workshop on "The Amazone Platform. Perspectives Mechanism ", Workshop" How to Make a Voice Book ", Workshop" How to Protect Your Book From Piracy "and" The Future of the Book. , And «interactive applications for children's books».

The accompanying technical exhibition attracted the attention of participants and forum visitors by providing the latest electronic and voice editing techniques and new technologies in the literary industry world and supporting its development and achievements to motivate all members of the community to read with the participation of numerous local companies and publishing houses in the UAE . As well as the participation of leading national and international bodies in the field of digital transformation.

"In its second session, the forum could present an integrated program of interactive sessions and interactive workshops, highlighting different issues related to e-publishing from different perspectives," said Abdulla Majid Al Ali, vd Executive Director of the Sector of the Library. Introduce the participants to their own initiatives in this area, the challenges they face, and the quest for solutions. The Forum also hosted e-publishing experts from different countries who contributed to the experiences of several, were not fully informed before, all in the interest of promoting the electronic publishing industry and opening up prospective markets for their employees, leading to the end of the expansion of knowledge and culture worldwide. "

Saeed Hamdan Al-Taniji, Director of Publishing Department, said that broad-based forum participation confirmed the standpoint that it has become a prominent platform that brings together experts and experts in issuing digital and printed materials from around the world to discuss all issues and developments. He explained that the forum comes into application of the Department's strategy, whose goal is to spread knowledge and culture.

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