Director's Message

Serageldin with Former President Nelson Mandela

The marriage of the Internet and the mobile phone is coming at a time of massive explosion of the Internet throughout the planet. Hand-held devices are the future. Connectivity and networking are the means to link people across space and to almost abolish time. Communications will increasingly be at the speed of light. Stock exchanges are already witnessing an enormous amount of their trading done by computers in milliseconds all around the world. More and more of our shopping is being done on-line, and new business models are appearing everywhere as the ubiquitous radio and TV increasingly take a backseat to the Internet delivered content for news, business and leisure.

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Ismail Serageldin
Director of the Library of Alexandria

Alexandrian Activities

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) continually organizes new projects, as well as more than 1000 cultural and scientific events, every year, such as annual book fairs, art exhibitions, conferences, seminars, concerts, and theatrical performances.

Calendar of planned events