In keeping with its objectives and its mission of becoming a center of knowledge and an internationally distinguished library, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) launched the Arabic Library Standards (ALS) project. The project’s mission is to standardize Arab bibliographic tools, systems, and practices among Arab libraries to enable interlibrary sharing and universal access to resources. The website aims to assist Arab libraries in exchanging and sharing bibliographic and authority data, as they seek 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.
The ALS website offers extensive information about on the bibliographic standards and tools being developed by BA in both Arabic and English. It has been designed with an uncluttered design and simplified navigation, providing visitors with a user-friendly experience through which they can quickly spot and access their needs. It has also been created with the latest technology, keeping and the user’s experience in mind, in order to make it compatible with today's browsers, smart phones, and mobile devices.