Morocco World News: Morocco’s Ministry of Culture to Digitize 200 Public Libraries

Morocco World News: Morocco’s Ministry of Culture to Digitize 200 Public Libraries. “Morocco’s Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Communication is set to digitize 200 public libraries across the country. The ministry announced in a facebook post that the book directorate has recently created digital spaces within the libraries under the ministry, with an aim to digitize their services.”

Reuters: Morocco’s tough COVID restrictions hammer tourism sector

Reuters: Morocco’s tough COVID restrictions hammer tourism sector. “Businesses working in Morocco’s key tourism sector say the country’s tough COVID-19 restrictions, including a full flight ban, are undermining its competitiveness compared to rival destinations. Morocco shut its borders in late November and will only reopen them at the end of January. It has also banned new year celebrations and is enforcing its vaccine pass requirements more strictly in response to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.”

Vietnam+: Photo exhibition marks 60 years of Vietnam – Morocco diplomatic ties

Vietnam+: Photo exhibition marks 60 years of Vietnam – Morocco diplomatic ties. “In celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the Kingdom of Morocco (March 27, 1961 – March 27, 2021), the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Vietnam have coordinated to organise an online exhibition featuring 20 photos of high-level diplomatic activities between the two countries, selected from VNA’s photo archive.”

Morocco World News: CGEM Guides Moroccan Companies Through COVID-19 Crisis Via New Website

Morocco World News: CGEM Guides Moroccan Companies Through COVID-19 Crisis Via New Website. “The bilingual platform, available in Arabic and French, offers regularly-updated information and advice for businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The website also contains the latest coronavirus-related news such as the number of COVID-19 cases in Morocco, along with the various initiatives launched to support Moroccan companies and entrepreneurs.”

In Development: a Digital Library for a 9th Century Library in Morocco

In development: a digital library for a 9th century library in Morocco. “The al-Qarawiyyin library in the former Moroccan capital, Fez, is home to some of the rarest and most unique manuscripts in the world, with access limited to just the curator in some special cases. However, the library installed a new laboratory this year to oversee the protection and digitalizing of the 4,000 manuscripts on site in conjunction with the Institute of Computational Linguistics in Italy.”