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Punjab University's book fair preparations underway
« on: May 23, 2008, 11:50:36 AM »
Punjab University's book fair preparations underway

Lahore, May 22, 2008: The Punjab University's (PU) committee formed to organise a book fair from May 28 to May 30 held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss arrangements.

According to a press release issued by the PU, the meeting was attended by the conveners of eight organising committees, deans and heads of various departments with Vice Chancellor Prof Mujahid Kamran in chair. The book fair is being held to mark the 125th anniversary celebrations of the university.

The meeting was told that 232 students had been nominated by department heads to organise the fair.

Earlier, the Publisher and Book Sellers Liaison Committee had had a meeting with its convener Prof Saleem Mazhar in chair. The report of the meeting was sent to the vice chancellor. The committee fixed May 24 as the last date for receiving applications from publishers and booksellers intending to participate in the fair.

Chaudhry Muhammad Hanif, secretary of this committee, said that several government and semi-government organisations, including the Institute of Islamic Culture, Urdu Science Board, Iqbal Academy and Anjuman Tarqi-e-Adab, had been invited to participate in the book fair.

PU organises seminar on Internet browsing: The PU History Department organised a seminar on the use of the Internet with the collaboration of Pakistan Study Centre on Wednesday.

The seminar aimed at disseminating information on the academic Internet browsing, access to electronic journals and database facilities. American Information Resource Centre (AIRC) Director Muhammad Asif delivered a lecture and explained how various search engines and websites could be used for gathering information and research material. He said that AIRC (Lahore) gave access to 50 databases that provided various resources. He said that those databases stored more than 20,000 electronic journals and billions of declassified documents. Asif also told about AIRC publications and resources like books and videos and encouraged students to take full use of these facilities.
 Daily Times
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