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Iran's greatest digital library becomes operational

The greatest digital library in the field of medical sciences and biological technologies was put into full operation at Iran's Pasteur Institute, IRNA reported from Tehran.

A report released by Pasteur Institute quoting head of the institute's data processing center, Farzan Majidfar, said that the library houses a combination of figurative libraries from the world international network (internet) and digital libraries from domestic network.

Majidfar, the project designer and executive manager, added that the library makes five million articles and scientific documents accessible to researchers as complete electronic texts with an approximate volume of 60 million webpages.

"The accessible data consists of a wide range of basic medical sciences such as molecular biology and medicine, medicinal sciences, immunology, micrology, physiology, medical parasitology and various other sciences associated with biological and biotechnological technologies," he added.

The official said that the library has been developed within three years and the related equipment were designed and installed in several stages in accordance with the latest computerized scientific developments.

"Application of firewall technology and fast transmission of data in multihost internet sites are some of the features of the library," he added.

He reiterated that the library currently provides users with access to 300 million webpages containing full information along with images and added that given the available system facilities, the figure can be raised to four billion.

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