SQU signs pact with Arab educational info network

MUSCAT: Sultan Qaboos University signed a cooperation agreement with Arab Educational Information Network (Shamaa) in order to benefit from the educational studies and bibliographic information of theses.
Dr Rahma bint Ibrahim Al Mahrooqi, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies and Research, SQU, and Salwa Siniora Baassiri, Head of Executive Committee of the Arab Educational Information Network, signed the agreement.
According to the agreement, the university represented by the College of Education and Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will provide the Arab Educational Information Network (Shamaa) with theses accomplished during the last six months as well as the abstracts, name of main supervisors, members of the Supervisory Committee and bibliographic information. Through the main library, the university will include (Shamaa) as a database in the university’s e-database list.
A training workshop will be held by Shamaa team for the postgraduate students at the College of Education with the presence of trainers from the College of Education, Main Library and Deanship of Postgraduate Studies.
The workshop will last for 3 days, 20 hours. It will include six modules on research, educational databases, citation, drafting abstracts, literary property rights, literature review and training of trainers. Later, the university will organize training courses for postgraduate students.
Shamaa provides specialists and stakeholders free internet access to the educational studies produced in the Arab countries, as well as those available through international organizations with whom Shamaa has concluded cooperation agreements.