Year of Innovation & Reading Year of Reading Uploading the Arabic Reading Challenge logo to the main page of the Authority’s website 07/02/2016 Development of libraries available in the Emirates ID Authority’s centers through equipping the same with new books and publications 30/01/2016 Preparation and distribution of a questionnaire to all the Authority’s employees 20/01/2016 Forming the Year of Reading team 27/03/2016 Uploading the link of the UAE Digital Library to the Authority’s website and intranet 28/06/2016 A book from your Publications Initiative 01/04/2016 Reading Corner at the Headquarters 01/06/2016 My e-Book 19/06/2016 Reading Letters 02/05/2016 Year of Innovation UAE Innovation Week 22/11/2015 Creativity and Innovation Strategy 01/12/2014 Partners in Innovation 22/11/2015 – 27/11/2015 Innovative Card Reader 16/10/2016 ID card data reading on mobiles and tablets through NFC technology 16/10/2016 Uploading the Arabic Reading Challenge logo to the main page of the Authority’s website 07/02/2016 The Arabic Reading Challenge logo was uploaded with the initiative's website link in order to introduce, support and promote the initiative among the Authority's staff and customers Development of libraries available in the Emirates ID Authority’s centers through equipping the same with new books and publications 30/01/2016 The Emirates ID Authority adopted this initiative to involve its employees in the development of libraries available in its centers. Preparation and distribution of a questionnaire to all the Authority’s employees to learn about their opinions and suggestions on activities and initiatives that the Authority may implement within the framework of the Year of Reading. 20/01/2016 The Emirates ID Authority launched this initiative to encourage employees to present their creative ideas that they think they contribute to support the participation of the Authority in the Year of Reading initiative. The number of proposals submitted by the staff reached more than 50 Forming the Year of Reading team by virtue of a formal decision issued by the Director General of the Authority to supervise the implementation of the relevant initiatives and activities 27/03/2016 A decision was issued on 7 March 2016 to form a committee to communicate with publishing houses and cultural and scientific institutions, identify the topics to be suggested to employees for reading, set the criteria of the reading competition for staff and propose prizes for the same Uploading the link of the UAE Digital Library to the Authority’s website and intranet 28/06/2016 The initiative aimed at enabling the Emirates ID Authority’s staff, customers and website visitors to take advantage of the library's contents and encouraging them to visit the library and download the books available. A book from your Publications Initiative 01/04/2016 Through this initiative, the Emirates ID Authority addressed the cultural and media entities and institutions and research centers in the state to provide them with copies of its publications to be distributed to the centers' libraries. Accordingly, 78 centers were sent 15 copies each. Reading Corner at the Headquarters 01/06/2016 The Emirates ID Authority has started establishing reading corners in the lobbies of its headquarters through adding bookshelves in the available space next to the reading tables and seats My e-Book 19/06/2016 An electronic version of a set of valuable books that are beneficial to the employee in his career and personal life was provided and sent by e-mail to employees Reading Letters 02/05/2016 The initiative consists of sending letters by email encouraging employees to read and giving them awareness-raising suggestions to help them making reading part of their daily life by explaining the methods and rules of useful reading. UAE Innovation Week 22/11/2015 The Emirates ID Authority organized at its headquarters an innovation week during which it presented its latest smart e-services and projects and its role as one of the government entities that contribute to the support of the knowledge-based society and the process of national development through its ID card-based services. Creativity and Innovation Strategy 22/11/2015 The Emirates ID Authority launched its creativity and innovation strategy 2014 – 2016 in all the customer service centers affiliated thereto through the organization of workshops for employees to explain the strategy and its objectives, initiatives and programs. Partners in Innovation 22/11/2015 – 27/11/2015 The initiative included videos for the entities participating in the Emirates ID Authority’s events on the occasion of the UAE Innovation Week uploaded to the Authority’s YouTube channel and promotion of the same on social networking pages, including Al Hilal Bank and Mashreq Bank initiatives of using the ID card as ATM car Innovative Card Reader 16/10/2016 Development of an integrated software package that handles ID card in several programming languages and that is compatible with different smart card readers, enabling government and private entities to handle the card and read its smart chip ID card data reading on mobiles and tablets through NFC technology 16/10/2016 The mobile NFC reader allows for reading the ID card’s smart chip data using all types of mobile phones or tablets within seconds. This helps reduce the time and effort required to enter data and complete transactions, avoiding all errors that may happen using the traditional data entry methods.