Time Schedule

1991-1992:

Building

  • Negotiations with consultants

Collection Development

  • Acquisition of 40,000 volumes

Human Resources

  • Establishment of the Executive Secretariat

1993

Building

  • The Norwegian Team began preliminary design studies;
  • Project Technical Development and the preparation of the executive design and tender.

Collection Development

  • Acquisition of 30,000 volumes.

1994

Building

  • Announcement of International Tender for the project execution.

Collection Development

  • Acquisition of 40,000 volumes.

Human Resources

  • Training programmes for the Library staff and recruitment of various library expertise.

1995-1996

Building

  • Construction activities (foundation and super-structure).

Collection Development

  • Acquisition of 60,000 volumes.

Human Resources

  • Scholarships for Masters and Ph.D studies in the library and information fields.

1997-2001

Building

  • Landscape works;
  • Preparing and finishing internal systems;
  • Equipment and furnishings.

Collection Development

  • Transfer of new acquisitions of 200,000 volumes to the new Library.

Human Resources

  • Tests and preliminary operations of equipment and Library functioning.

2002

October 16, 2002: Official inauguration of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

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