ALZAD for Digital Archiving selected as distributor for ALA subscription services in Middle East

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/03/2015


Michael Dowling


International Relations Office

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that ALZAD for Digital Archiving (ALZAD) has been selected to serve as the distributor of ALA subscription services in the Middle East Region.  ALZAD will be exhibiting at the upcoming SIBF-ALA Library Conference, Nov. 10-12, in conjunction with the Sharjah International Book Fair.

AZLAD, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates will be responsible for marketing and sales of RDA Toolkit, Booklist Online, ALA Techsource and Choice Reviews Online.

“We are excited to be partnering with ALZAD to make it easier for libraries in the Middle East region to access ALA’s award winning subscription services,” said Michael Dowling, director, ALA International Relations Office.

RDA Toolkit is an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources including RDA: Resource Description and Access. RDA: Resource Description and Access is the new standard for resource description and access designed for the digital world.

 Booklist Online is the web version of the Booklist print magazine, offers the most reliable reviews to help public and school libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to. Booklist Online provides 8,000 new reviews a year, and access to more than 160,000 reviews and thousands of features.

 ALA Techsource includes two great publications, Library Technology Reports (LTR) and Smart Libraries Newsletter.  LTR helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects.  Smart Libraries Newsletter presents news and analysis on products, vendors, and new developments library automation marketplace.

More than 22,000 academic librarians, faculty and key decision makers rely on the reviews in Choice Reviews Online for collection development and scholarly research. It provides access to 185,000 reviews of books and digital resources, editorial content and exclusive online features.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with more than 55,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

About ALZAD for Digital Archiving

ALZAD for Digital Archiving provides the latest technologies and solutions in library, information, archives and knowledge management in GCC and Middle East region.  ALZAD’s business is to facilitate the environment through providing a wide range of services, products, and smart solutions.  Its mission is, “To be knowledge excellence partner and providing the appropriate technology in a reliable and affordable way.”