The characteristics of such a consolidation process are highly dynamic and are likely to be based more on distributed search approaches than on traditional union catalog
style consolidation--although specific popular clusters of A&I databases may be predefined into logical union A&l databases (using centralized union catalog
approaches) for performance and functional quality reasons.
Those innovations include the National Union Catalog
in 1901, the Union List of Serials in 1927, and the first Interlibrary Loan Code in 1917.
Bin Muaammar also headed the creation of the Arabic Union Catalog
(AUC) a one-of-a-kind digital platform in the Arab world, which has over 1.2 million bibliographic records today.
KUWAIT - Inauguration of State of Kuwait Libraries Portal and connecting it up with Arabic Union Catalog
(AUC) represents a major step forward for Arab cultural cooperation particularly in libraries and data bibliographical realms, Minister of Information says.
In the 2000s and later, the Alliance has focused on the development of a regional union catalog
(Prospector), collaborative e-resource licensing, and other technology projects.