Project Full Title: Palestinian Research and Library Platform
Status: Ongoing
Funding Amount: 810,522.00 (EUR)
Donor: Erasmus+ - EU programme for education, training, youth and sport.
Start Date: 15/01/2020
Completion Date: 14/01/2023
Project Duration: 3 years

Project Description

By the end of this project, the following major liabilities of higher education will be eliminated:
  1. Disconnected cities in Palestine will not be a problem: students can take advantage of the deployed portals to access books, library items, and journals using their own credentials. Researchers, as well, will be able to build national-wise research network and take advantage of published journals and profile to easily access the research items.
  2. Open-to-join concept of this project is provided: any local library can join by applying the portal system design to their own systems.
  3. Resource sharing: universities benefit from each other.
  4. The librarians and university staff will be supported with the required competencies by transforming the EU experience to them.

Main Objective

The wider objective of PALIB is to enhance the capacity building of high education in terms of widening literature resources of Palestinian students, academicians, and researchers by building a cross-platform that has two main goals/gates.
The first one is to connect all library digital items of local universities and centres together. The second is to build a research gate for Palestinian universities that is customizable with respect to different research aspects.

Field Areas

IT based libraries

Specific Objectives

PALIB considers the following objectives to be achieved when this project is deployed:

  1. Enhancing the infrastructure of local libraries in Palestine, including libraries in universities and other society-based libraries.

  2. Providing large-scale database for students and researchers.

  3. Enhancing the ground of the research development in Palestine.

  4. Providing a sustainable platform to incrementally increase the library items on the database.

  5. Transforming the European experience on building such databases.

Project Partners

Partner(1): University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) - Palestine
Partner(2): Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) - Palestine
Partner(3): Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) - Palestine
Partner(4): An-Najah National University (ANNU) - Palestine
Partner(5): Fundacion Universitaria San Antonio (UCAM) - Spain
Partner(6): Università degli Studi dell'Aquila (UNIVAQ) - Italy
Partner(7): Associazione ARCES (ARCES) - Italy

Ahmed GhorabPALIB