THE King Abdullah Initiative for Arabic Content in Saudi Arabia and the UAE’s twofour54 are both pioneering projects that collectively seek to further enrich and enhance the quality of digital Arabic content, reports the Saudi Gazette.
Badr Ward, CEO of Ertiqa, a leading provider of mobile and digital content in the Middle East, said that the “digital library” supports publishers and developers of digital content by providing a user-friendly and secure platform to host the most comprehensive range of Arabic digital content.
Moreover, by virtue of being readily available and easily accessible to Arab readers worldwide, the e-library serves as an excellent tool to maximize the market potential of digital Arabic content publishers he said after announcing the launch of a groundbreaking digital platform called “Ertiqa Digital Library”, which provides access to all types of digital Arabic content.
The launch, held during the recently concluded 21st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, served as one of the highlights of the book fair’s dedicated segment on electronic content, where high-profile speakers discussed the importance of enriching Arabic e-content to support efforts of establishing a knowledge-based society. This is something that the Saudi government is keen to achieve in the near future.
In this context, King Abdullah Initiative for Arabic Content (KAIAC), was launched to allow the Kingdom to be able to function with e-content in all spheres of public life.