Arabic Library Standards


Our Focus

Our projects and products focus on translating and optimizing international bibliographic standards to Arab use or developing native Arabic tools according to international guidelines.

MARC 21 Formats in Arabic 

MARC 21, with its five formats, is the most used standard worldwide for documenting and exchanging bibliographic, authority, holdings, classification and community information in a machine-readable form.  It is also the most widely supported encoding standard by integrated library systems. (more)

Arabic Dewey Decimal Classification

The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system is one of the most powerful knowledge organization tools. Conceived by Melvel Dewey in 1873 and first published in 1876, it has now successfully reached its 23rd Edition. (more)