Arabic Library Standards




Bibliographic tools development, maintenance and publishing are traditionally among the key mandates of large library institutions as they seek to share best practices and to bring the uniformity needed to facilitate the exchange of bibliographic and authority data.

As Arab libraries are seeking to work together more efficiently, achieve better information and knowledge management, save resources while maximizing benefits, better serve their communities and allow for interoperability with their peers worldwide, they need to establish common working grounds and develop their own sets of bibliographic tools.

Technically speaking, this is concerned with developing and maintaining benchmarked cataloging and encoding standards, classification and indexing tools and interoperable systems to standardize Arab librarianship practices, systematically organize and share the Arabic intellectual production, and allow for extended library services.