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Khalifa University to Host Special Lectures Relevant to Researchers and Students at 2022 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

May 24, 2022

Talks to Cover Literature and Patents, Open Access Publishing, Database Access and Research Impact  


Khalifa University of Science and Technology has announced three speakers from the KU Libraries team will emphasize the need for students, faculty and researchers to remain updated on patents, publishing, database access and research impact during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) 2022. 


The 31st edition of ADIBF will be held from 23-29 May 2022 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). The Khalifa University stand (12H05) will present books from faculty authors, unique books on the UAE, and internal university publications, as well as host networking events with the authors.


Dr. Abdulla Al Hefeiti, Director, Khalifa University Libraries, said: “We are delighted to participate in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which offers a perfect platform for experts from Khalifa University Libraries to highlight various aspects of intellectual property and patents relevant to students and researchers. Our library system, discovery service, institutional repository, online chat service and library portal facilitate advanced learning while enabling students to gain knowledge. Moreover, our libraries on both the campuses embrace the latest technologies in order to provide top-of-the-range services to the campus community. We believe the special lectures at our stand will benefit not only students and researchers, but visiting stakeholders as well.”


Muna Abdulla, Public Services Librarian, will offer an overview of the services offered at the Khalifa University libraries, while Walter Brian Hall, Systems Librarian, will speak on open access publishing, and open researcher and contributor identifier (ORCiD) and its research impact. Rani Anand, Library Information Literacy Instructor, will highlight literature and patents search, as well as engineering standards.


The Khalifa University Libraries team frequently organizes events to highlight the need for students to stay in touch with the world of books and publishing. They include author workshops, book discussions, and special seminars. Some of these events are organized in collaboration with Elsevier, PubMed, Clarivate’s Web of Science, LinkedIn Learning, and ProQuest. Additionally, Khalifa University Libraries staff regularly conduct workshops and demonstrations on various areas of interest to students.


Fully equipped with public access computers, printers-scanners-copiers, quiet study rooms, and study carrels, the Khalifa University Libraries’ collections include over 120,000 print books, as well as access to over a half a million e-books. The electronic resource collection also includes more than 35,000 full-text journals with over a million full-text articles available and accessible from anywhere in the world, via the university’s proxy server.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
24 May 2022