bp today presented a modern digital library to the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University joining the university’s centenary celebrations. The library will enable the university to provide remote and instant access to about 700,000 digitized copies of books, educational materials and other content allowing its users to perform sophisticated search operations as well as share content with others.
The new facility also includes all necessary physical infrastructure required for the effective functioning of the library system. It uses an electronic tool which will help the university improve its library management processes.
Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, bp’s vice president for the Caspian region, communications and advocacy, said: “We are pleased to join the 100th anniversary celebrations of Azerbaijan’s oldest and most prestigious pedagogical university. We hope the digital library we are launching today will support the university’s efforts to raise the quality of education serving as an easily accessible source of a wealth of learning, teaching and research content. We believe this modern digital facility will also boost scientific research activities of both students and teachers raising the quality of research works at the university."
The total cost of the project is around 421,000 AZN and it covers the development of the necessary software to enable the library`s digital operation, establishment of an effective inventory management process and installation of the required physical infrastructure.
Notes to editors
bp has been present in Azerbaijan for 30 years safely, efficiently and reliably operating major oil and gas exploration, development and transportation projects. To date, together with its co-venturers, bp has invested around $84 billion into projects it operates in the country. In Azerbaijan, we are committed to supporting sustainability efforts focusing on the areas where we believe we can make the most difference.
Our extensive social investment activities and capacity-building efforts in the country have had a positive impact and brought tangible benefits to people, improving their lives and making a difference.
Our social investments cover such areas as building local capabilities, education, development of communities, local enterprises, the environment, sporting potential as well as research and promotion of the country’s rich cultural heritage. Overall, since the start, bp itself and together with its co-venturers in the joint ventures that bp operates in Azerbaijan, has spent around $100 million on social investment projects in this country.
In Azerbaijan, bp directly employs around 2,270 Azerbaijani citizens who make over 90 per cent of the company’s professional staff.
For more information about bp and its co-venturers’ social investment projects please visit the bp Azerbaijan site at www.bp.com/azerbaijan.
Tamam Bayatly at bp’s press office in Baku.
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