Common Questions


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  • In order to clarifying the whole image to all visitors of the AUC, you will find a number of answers to the most spontaneous questions that come to mind :

The AUC is the largest collaborative work of knowledge and culture institutions in the Arab world. It launched a clear vision for the development of practices and standards in the characterization of Arab knowledge and successfully responded to the challenges of the development of technical processing practices for Arab information vessels and through its work to build a standard database based on global standards through which to participate in sources, reduce costs and standardize standards in cataloging and classification. In exchanging information and promoting Arab culture.

In order for the prices to be identical to the library's financial resources, the index management has developed a specific pricing for the Gulf region and a pricing for the rest of the Arab world: For the Gulf region:

Each office pool has a special fee and each case is evaluated and evaluated for the appropriate value

Yes, you can request additional users depending on your business needs. This will be for an additional fee as follows:

- For Gulf countries, the additional user is calculated at $ 660 per user
- For the rest of the Arab countries, the additional user is charged $ 400 Per user

Are the services provided to libraries in the framework of membership

Is a set of advanced technical services that are not covered by membership and offers substantial discounts to members on demand

Membership for libraries that want to be in the index society but do not have a balance in the Arabic language, where they enjoy all the privileges of the members for training and lectures and attend events and meetings to which the index joins all this in exchange for an annual symbolic.

Yes, there is a membership of authors where they are allowed to download their digital intellectual production and are made available according to the conditions agreed upon with the management of the index

Yes The catalog provides unconditional support for the education of information specialists and libraries and provides free membership for library and information departments and unlimited users.

The index contains more than 2.250.000 bibliographic records. The index database covers most forms of information vessels such as books, periodicals, university journals, cartographic materials, video files, electronic resources, audiovisual materials, analytical works, Arabic manuscripts, Musical notes)

The index deals with all its authoritative interventions according to the latest international rules and standards. It also has an ambitious plan to complete all its authorizations and provide full-fledged administrative records that take into account the specificities of Arab and Islamic culture.

The AUC, in collaboration with its members, seeks to provide a platform for knowledge services to enable them to provide additional and innovative values to their society and to maximize the cultural and knowledge impact they achieve through a flexible and efficient system of participation.

Yes. The index database includes processing of Arabic and translated Arabic. Soon, recordings will be available in other languages through the index portal.

The index is limited to providing bibliographic and authoritative data at present and does not provide the full text of the work at this stage. There are future projects to provide this type of service.

The AUC handles the most up-to-date information vessels. The database includes bibliographical data on various information vessels issued this year. Through this coverage, the aim of this coverage is to speed up the availability of information resources to newly acquired sources by providing bibliographical records.

Yes, the index evaluates an annual meeting of its members through which they can communicate directly and exchange experiences and experiences with each other and present through it the new index, in which a number of distinguished members are honored.

Yes There is a comprehensive training program and the training plan can be found at:

The index has an annual published training program and a web posting that is sufficient to enter and choose the course or courses that you want to attend. We will contact you in particular to complete the registration requirements

Yes, the index allows for partnerships with different parties according to the mechanisms and steps.

The Index publishes the Journal of Record, which means the publication of all news and updates of the index in addition to the publication of articles on technical matters.

The index contains 12 pages on its website, which includes all the member libraries within the index. The State Portal is a national index that includes bibliographic data for the information vessels and for all members of the index within the country.

Yes, there is a partnership between the catalog and the OCLC Foundation to make part of its Arabic recordings available through the OCLC Global Index

The Auc aims to enable Arab libraries to re-locate within the knowledge society institutions to ensure their position as the first knowledge facility by raising them to the challenges imposed by the knowledge society

ASSA is the partner of the King Abdul Aziz Public Library in the implementation of the Unified Arab Index and all that it does is to benefit the index center with full knowledge

The index provides several channels of communication open to all interested:
E-mail: [email protected]
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Index page on Facebook: /
0020235712065 ext:2536-2534-2532-2537
Fax: 00966114347880
Postal address: King Abdul Aziz Public Library Khurais Branch - Second Floor Riyadh - King Abdullah District - Khurais Road opposite the General Presidency of the National Guard - next to the King Abdullah Housing Foundation for Housing
PO Box 86486
Riyadh 11622

All Arab and non-Arab libraries and cultural institutions from archives, information centers and educational departments in universities specialized in the study of library science.

The AUC is a cooperative and non-profit organization and all the income it receives is invested in the development of its services

The Auc relies fully on its members to develop its services as members are considered the primary source of development proposals

Because the index is a collaborative project, the fee paid by members is a simple contribution to the cost of running and developing the index.

The catalog provides many types of membership:
Library membership:

Full membership: Pricing by library size
Limited membership: Membership nominal fee for libraries that want to be within the index community but do not have Arabic Credits

Individuals 'Membership:

Authors' Membership: This membership is free of charge for authors who have intellectual production in digital form and to promote the Arab Digital Thought Production.
Membership of the Departments of Information Teaching and Library Sciences: This membership is free in the framework of supporting the qualification of Arab specialists in the field of libraries and information.

The index membership is priced based on the size of the library and its ability to contribute and divides the index into libraries:
- small
- medium
- large
- key
Thus the contribution of the library is proportional to Size and financial capacity