AAUP held a workshop for launching "D space" digital repository for scientific research and digital content for its faculty members, researchers, students and interested community members.
AAUP President Assistant for IT Mr. Bahjat Issa opened the workshop assuring the importance of such digital platforms in the university and other Palestinian universities. which will be a milestone for creating a national digital repository that includes all academic and research institutions nationwide. He pointed out that digital repository is a sign of the openness to all societies, and provides access to digital information and data for all beneficiaries of the university, the local community and the world. As a return this serves the process of education and scientific research. Data repository benefits research networks and interact with business, commerce and investors. This encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and also organizes digital data for scientific publications and electronic libraries.
As he added that creating such digital repositories is designed to enable easy and open access to all types of digital content including worksheets, technical reports, conference papers, scientific articles, books, studies, theses, dissertations, projects and data sets. As he added that The university began the process of digital transformation several years ago recognizing the importance of continuing this transformation to serve the process of education and scientific research.
During the workshop, Mr. Abdel Moneim Abulhassan Head of Planning and Systems Identification Dept at the University, gave a detailed explanation how to use the digital repository for scientific researches in terms of introducing, archiving, classifying and researching published researches.