The Bahria University, Islamabad, has been honoured with the ‘Best Library Award’ by the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR), says a press release issued here on Friday.
The university library has been selected for the said award after having passed through a fiercely competitive peer-review process, based on present capacity, commitment to research, and study in science and religion. The BU Islamabad now stands amongst the top 150 institutions worldwide to have attained such an exalted position.
The university library is already considered one of the best fully automated libraries of the country, and the first in Pakistan to have developed Institutional repository online using DSpace software, while its librarian Hafiz Aamir Rasul is the only Ambassador for DSpace software nationwide.
ISSR, established in 2002, caters for the promotion of education through the support of inter-disciplinary learning and research in the fields of science and religion conducted where possible in an international and multi-faith context. Bahria University Rector Vice Admiral (r) Mohammad Haroon, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), ‘Tamgha-e-Basalat’ was highly appreciative of the distinct position attained by the university library, while also lauding the untiring efforts and hard work of the staff who have made the institution proud, states a handout issued on the occasion. The news