Irish search engine SeeSearch has just paired up with Dubai learning company Edutech to sell the Dublin company's search and discovery service to its network of education and library customers.
Libraries currently face new challenges integrating different types of digital and print resources such as multimedia and online video into their offering and discovery of these resources has proven difficult.
SeeSearch works by simplifying the search experience and ensuring that the user only needs to search once to find all the information they need.
Commenting on the new partnership, SeeSearch CEO Dr Hilary Kenna said: "This is a major step forward for SeeSearch.
"Edutech is a leading education IT company in the Middle East and their commitment to excellence matches our own. They recognise that SeeSearch puts the user at the heart of search, making it easier to search complex systems with just one search query and viewing all the results visually."
Edutech director Faisal Karim added: "SeeSearch is unique.
"In Edutech, we take the best products on the market and recommend them to our customers - SeeSearch is now part of this. SeeSearch solves a complex problem for libraries with a simple and effective search and discovery solution."
The announcement was made at the Special Libraries Association - Arab Gulf Chapter Conference 2015 in Abu Dhabi which was also attended by Minister James Reilly and Irish Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Patrick Hennessy.