The Central Library of the University M’Hamed Bougara de Boumerdès participated in the international conference “Memory and digitization of cultural heritage: between the challenges of preservation and the opportunities of accessibility” held on December 14th and 15th, 2015, at the Abdelhamid Mehri University – Constantine 2.

The Director of the Central Library, on behalf of the M’Hamed Bougara University of Boumerdès, took part in the international conference “Memory and digitization of cultural heritage: between the challenges of preservation and the opportunities of accessibility,” which occurred on December 14th and 15th, 2015, at the Abdelhamid Mehri University – Constantine 2, presenting a communication entitled “Dual experience in national and regional cooperation; cases of RIBU and IsteMag,” aiming to showcase the experiences gained by UMBB in Euro-Maghreb cooperation concerning documentary resources in the era of digitization and new technologies.

This conference was organized as part of the “Constantine, Capital of Arab Culture” event by the Institute of Library Science and Documentation at the Abdelhamid Mehri University – Constantine 2 (Algeria) and the Higher Institute of Documentation, University of Manouba (Tunisia), in collaboration with the Laboratory of Studies and Research in Information and Scientific and Technological Documentation (LERIST) and the Laboratory of New Technologies and their Role in National Development (LNTIDN).

  • Digital memory: Between preservation challenges and accessibility opportunities
  • Policy and digitization projects
  • Digitization and its technical, economic, and legal requirements
  • The role of libraries, archives, and museums in enhancing memory
  • Higher education and scientific research: Adapting to the challenges of the digital world
  • Gather specialists and professionals in the field to discuss their research and experiences.
  • Identify obstacles and difficulties across various categories (financial, legal, technological, etc.) and suggest appropriate solutions.
  • Showcase various successful digitization cases in documentary heritage.
  • Propose solutions to overcome obstacles hindering the implementation of digitization projects in documentary institutions and address the challenges of digital preservation, particularly in the Arab and global environment.

Experience of Algerian establishments within the ISTeMag project (Dissemination of the ISTeMag project)

Review the presentations:

  • Presentation of the ISTeMAG program by Mr. N. Meftouh
  • Presentation of the experience with open archives at the University of Tlemcen by Ms. H. Kara Terki
  • Presentation of the experience with open archives at the University of Boumerdes by Ms. Allouche
  • Presentation of the analysis of the questionnaire on open archives by Ms. Djaidja
  • Presentation of the experience with open archives at the University of Batna by Ms. K. Cherhabil Houara

From November 3rd to November 5th, 2015: Open days at the Central Library.

The central library of M’Hamed Bougara University organized open days from November 3rd to November 5th, 2015, to showcase its various services offered to its users, especially the new high school graduates.

The opening took place in the presence of the Vice-Rector in charge of Development, Prospects, and Orientation, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, the Director of the central library, the Heads of Departments at the central library, as well as representatives from the faculty libraries.

Throughout these days, a rich program of activities was arranged, including an exhibition of newly acquired books from 2015, videos about the library, guided tours, and workshops aiding in bibliographic research.

From October 19th to 21st, 2014: International Conference on “Authority and its Discourses”

The Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Boumerdes organized an international conference on “Authority and its Discourses” at the Central University Library from October 19th to 21st, 2014. The conference witnessed the participation of several distinguished researchers and professors from various national and international universities. Over three days, these scholars analyzed the nature and various types of authority, its discourses, and its influence on society…read more

Objective of the conference:

The objective of the conference “Authority and its Discourses” is to reflect, on one hand, on the discursive mechanisms through which authority is constructed, manifested, contested, and dismantled, and on the other hand, to examine the representation of authority in popular, media, literary, or other discourses. What is the utility of authority in social and political organization? Is it fashionable to advocate for a relaxation of authority today, or conversely, is there a call for a return to a more stringent authority?

Main axes of the conference:

  • Authority and politics:
  • Authority and the “battle of the sexes”:
  • Authority and literature:
  • Authority and the academic world:
  • Authority and censorship
  • Discourse and colonial domination
  • Resistance discourse:
  • Opponents, dissidents, unionists
  • “The Empire Strikes Back”
  • The discourse of patriarchy
  • The discourse of feminism
  • Representation of authority in literature
  • Hierarchy of literary genres
  • Literary canons
  • Institutions and literary awards
  • Literary influences
  • Authority and knowledge
  • Quotations and arguments of authority
  • Evolution of the teacher-student relationship

Scientific committee (in alphabetical order):

  • ARAB Si Abderrahmane, University of Boumerdès
  • BENABED Fella, University of Annaba
  • BENAOUDA Habiba, University of Boumerdès
  • BENGUESMIA Mahdia, University of Batna
  • BOUKERMA Fatima-Zohra, University of Boumerdès
  • CAREY Daniel, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • CHOUITEN Lynda, University of Boumerdès
  • DINE Philip, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • FORSDICK Charles, University of Liverpool
  • GUERIN Jean-Yves, Sorbonne Nouvelle University – Paris III

Open Days on UMBB Libraries from October 14th to 16th, 2014

For enhanced visibility of the services provided by the libraries of M’Hamed Bougara University and to share experiences among various stakeholders in the library domain, the University Library is organizing Open Days on UMBB Libraries from October 14th to 16th, 2014.”


  • University Library
  • Library of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Library of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences
  • Library of the Faculty of Hydrocarbons and Chemistry
  • Library of the Faculty of Economics, Commercial Sciences, and Management Sciences
  • Library of the Faculty of Sciences
  • Library of the Faculty of Law


  • Introduce new students to document search in both paper and electronic formats.
  • Raise awareness among users about the importance and impact of the Library in academic research.
  • Provide an ideal platform for exchanging experiences and expertise among UMBB Libraries.
  • Strengthen communication and coordination among various Faculty Library services.

The First National Conference on Information Services in Algerian University Libraries: Reality and Perspectives

May 14th and 15th, 2014

Problem Statement: The university library is a scientific and cultural institution that plays a leading role in enhancing the academic level of students on one hand and the development of scientific research on the other hand, following the evolution of its missions and objectives over time. In the past, the library was merely a place that served as a repository for intellectual production to preserve it and make it accessible to researchers. However, today it has become a perfect scientific institution and an active, lively, and dynamic research cell that contributes to scientific production and its development. It is also an inevitable factor in the information preservation process, its organization, analysis, and dissemination at the university and academic research institutes’ levels. In recent years, university libraries have undergone profound transformations due to the recent information revolution. Information continues to grow day by day, as does the technology contributing to its dissemination and presentation. These two factors (Information Technology) have had a significant impact on university libraries.

So, what is the reality of university libraries in Algeria amid these changes?

To discuss this issue, it is important to raise the following questions:

Do new technologies impact information services in Algerian university libraries?

What are the information services provided by university libraries in Algeria, and what is their reality?

To what extent do university libraries meet the needs of users?