The National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (BNRM) and the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture signed, Friday in Rabat, a cooperation agreement in the fields of publishing and documentation.
Initialed by the Director of the BNRM, Mohamed El Ferrane, and the Secretary General of the Commission, Jamal Eddine El Aloua, this agreement aims to strengthen cooperation between the two institutions and to establish permanent coordination between them in order to reinvigorate the scientific collection of the Library and to enrich it.
This agreement is part of the opening of the BNRM to national and international partners working in the field of scientific research in order to give more visibility to the national documentary fund at all levels, said Mr. Ferrane in a statement to MAP.
Signed with the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, which works in coordination with ALECSO, ICESCO and UNESCO, this agreement will allow the BNRM to open up to a wider publication space. to highlight the Moroccan knowledge fund, as well as to take advantage of the expertise of these three institutions in the educational, scientific and cultural fields, he added.
Within the framework of the missions assigned to it, the BNRM ensures the preservation of the national memory by promoting Moroccan scientific and cultural production, underlined Mr. El Ferrane, noting that this work goes through the publication and promotion of this collection of knowledge. nationally and internationally.
For his part, Mr. El Aloua affirmed that the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture aims to put the expertise of its partners at the disposal of the BNRM to enrich its documentary collection thanks to the works whose these institutions have in the educational, scientific, cultural, environmental and sustainable development fields.
The two parties, he said, will take care to organize a number of scientific and cultural events and activities, in addition to the launch of joint educational and scientific initiatives and continuing education cycles.
The BNRM can benefit from the expertise of the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture when acquiring works relating to new fields now falling within the Commission’s field of competence, such as astronomy, artificial intelligence, the environment and sustainable development, explained Mr. El Aloua.
Created in 1957, the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture belongs to the network of National Commissions affiliated to ALECSO, ICESCO and UNESCO, with which it works to support programs related to the fields of education. education, science and culture. It acts as a link between the governmental and non-governmental sectors concerned.