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Colossus Competition at Sultan Qaboos University


The electronic program for borrowing books from the library of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection won the first place in the Colossus Competition, which was carried out by the library and documentation group at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) after a competition with several people interested in the field of information, libraries and documents.



According to Ahmed Almukbali, a team member, the program helps the librarian in organizing and accelerating the work at the library. The system can dispense with the usual paper records. The program provides the possibility of completing the form electronically. It also provides an advanced method of managing the library. Automated inventory enables the identification of unreturned books, deals with a search engine in the Dewey Decimal Classification Plan, facilitates the search for any material in the library, the ability to identify existing or loaned materials, loan and return books, and prompts for reports on internal borrowing and the report of the most borrowers, and report the most to borrowed materials.

Qais Al Baloushi, a member of the program team, said the program design came to meet the needs of the library, using c #, and Web applications, and use the sql server management system, which is designed on HTML 5. Css. Javescript.

The competition is the first of its kind in the field of libraries and documents, and the first of its kind in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SQU, aiming to promote innovation and continuous development in the field of libraries, information and documents, considering that development of this field means the development of other parts of knowledge.


 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law

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