MEDAD Library Services Platform (LSP)

A cloud of sophisticated services that enable your library to keep up with today’s tech-savvy users expectations and needs. MEDAD Library Services Platform gives your library  the tools needed to perform efficiently and be in line with the latest technical developments. MEDAD platform for Arab libraries offers:

  • An Open space for the library smart services
  • Enhanced management of the library’s daily operations
  • Quick response to digital users aspirations
  • Efficiency in operating costs and access
MEDAD cloud LSP offer a whole new way for libraries to make their knowledge services more accessible with more engaging experience and enrichment to their patrons. MEDAD cloud LSP encompasses the following services:
  • MEDAD Library Management (MLM)
  • MEDAD Digital Assets Repository (MDAR)
  • MEDAD Search & Discovery (MSD)
  • MEDAD Virtual Library Assistant (MVLA)
  • BI Services
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Full Integration with the Arabic Union Catalog         

MEDAD Library Services Platform is the only platform that’s fully integrated with the Arabic Union Catalog (AUC), ensuring your library seamless access to all AUC records. With MEDAD cloud LSP you can:

  • Perform single or batch copy cataloging from AUC into MEDAD cloud LSP without a need to use import/export functionality.
  • Perform Original cataloging and authority control of the access point directly from MEDAD cloud LSP interface using your MEDAD cloud LSP credentials.
  • Utilize AUC ready-built cataloging templates for all types of items (as part of the original cataloging).
  • Enhance authority records based on the AUC’s electronic Authority control records.
  • Ability to build local items into AUC Database for better visibility of your library’s local collection to a wider network of libraries.
  • Benefit from Quality assurance procedures by the AUC team – within 3 working days –  for original and/or modified copy cataloging by the AUC team.
  • Save time and efforts of your library staff and increase productivity, while ensuring quality source of supply directly from the AUC.
Why MEDAD cloud LSP ?
MEDAD cloud LSP provides reliable technology for fully managing the library’s operations and its resources thanks to the architecture of open source systems. No other system today offers this integrated approach in automating library operations!
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Scalability

The platform can be integrated with countless applications, whether inside or outside your organization, such as admission and registration system, e-learning system, financial system, digital repositories, research management, and more.

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Integrate as You Want

The applications are easily linked to each other, so you can choose the applications, develop them, or adjust their workflow. Any resource or library may share applications as an open source or for a fee.

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AUC Support

From within its own MEDAD cloud LSP, the librarian can directly search, select and download the MARC records from the Arabic Union Catalog (AUC). There is no need to go to the AUC website and download the records.

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Freedom of Choice of Discovery Service

Evenly integrate with your preferred e-resources discovery service from EBSCO EDS or POQ Summon or, any federated search tool.

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Arabic Collections as Part of Your Discovery

Best support for Arabic language within the search and discovery experience.

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Mobile and Mobility

Flexible access through web or mobile, which means freedom of access anytime, anywhere, any device!

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API and Message Bus

(OOKAPI) is an APIs gateway that manages communications between the application interface and supports HTTPS.

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User Interface Kit

 MEDAD comes with a virtual user interface for the platform’s applications. At the same time, libraries or developers can take advantage of the User Interface Kit to create a new user interface as needed.

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Empower Your Library with AI

MEDAD VLA (Virtual Library Assistant) will streamline interactions between the library users and the library services, enhancing the library users experience.

The traditional way of ownership means that specialized financial and human resources need to be  available to manage those systems

Moving to cloud-managed services means less effort, costs while focusing on aspects that are more important to your organization

It’s hard for a single organization to provide programming, operational, and security capabilities that compete with those provided by cloud-managed solutions providers, thus many organizations and enterprises (even big ones) now turn to managed services

How Artificial intelligence Offers an Incredible Experience For Your Patrons?

MEDAD Virtual Assistant is a service, supported by rules and artificial intelligence, that allows the library to interact with patrons through an easy-to-use chat interface either through mobile or desktop. The virtual assistant responds to patrons inquiries automatically, whether they are related to a reference or related to the library, mostly without any interference from the library staff. MEDAD Virtual Assistant offers:

  • Reference service using ChatBot artificial intelligence
  • Database containing more than 400 reference questions and answers
  • 24/7 patrons assistance without human intervention
Unprecedented Strong Partnership with Arabic libraries

For over thirty years Naseej has been working with Arab libraries of all kinds and sizes, hand in hand, to develop their services and their ability to serve their patrons and society, during which Arabic libraries were among the first civil institutions to adopt digital transformation. Today once again Arab libraries are the pioneers of adopting cloud technologies and managed software, which allows them to allocate their scientific and specialized human resources to better serve researchers and patrons, by freeing them from the constraints of traditional library services. All while proving the vital role of the library in managing and dissemination of knowledge and empowering students and researchers.

MEDAD Library Services Platform includes the following Components:

  • MEDAD Library Management (MLM)

    • Cataloging
    • Circulation
    • Acquisition
    • ERM
    • Library OPAC
    • RESTful API Bundle

  • MEDAD Virtual Library Assistant (MVLA)

    • Reference Service Using Chatbot Artificial Intelligence
    • Database with More Than 400 Reference Questions and Answers
    • 24/7 Patrons Assistance Without Human Intervention

  • Mobile Apps

    • App Interface Customization (Library Branding)
    • Supports Android & IOS smart devices
    • Supports Arabic and English language

  • MEDAD Search & Discovery (MSD)

    • Searching Library Catalog
    • Searching Electronic Resources
    • Searching Digital Repository
    • Searching Other Systems That Support Global Protocols

  • BI System

    • More than 60 Ready-Made Reports Compatible with The Library Environment
    • Usage Reports for All Library Resources
    • Staff Performance Reports
    • Custom Reports

  • MEDAD Digital Assets Repository (MDAR)

    • Managing Digital Object Whether Text or Audio-Visual Materials
    • Full Text Search
    • Document Viewer
    • Photo Gallery