King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) has chosen Naseej – the Arab world's leader in Knowledge Management Solutions – to implement the latest version of Sierra Library Services Platform. This will enhance KFUPM and its library's efforts to adopt state-of-the-art technologies in library management systems.
Naseej will provide and implement Sierra Library Services Platform for both print and electronic resources management, as well as Encore for search and discovery. Additionally, Naseej will provide training and knowledge transfer to all KFUPM's library staff in a seamless manner as well as a precise time frame, in addition to the necessary technical support to ensure effortless operation and management of the library.
Sierra provides a powerful, modern foundation on which to build the future of library services. Combining complete functionality with the power and scale of an open services platform, Sierra frees librarians to create the kind of patron experience and management solution they have always wanted. Sierra offers flexible workflow support, including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, patron management, and accounting management, in a smart and unified staff interface.
Sierra allows KFUPM to integrate its local catalog with other e-platforms worldwide, enabling KFUPM to provide patrons with state-of-the-art services. Sierra is a qualitative leap in the library industry, designed to go beyond the traditional tasks of Academic and Research Libraries to support librarians in their strategic mission to provide knowledge services to users. Moreover, Sierra supports the library staff with detailed analytics and reports on the various knowledge, information and research services provided.