Dr. Saud bin Mossa Al-Salahi, The Director General of The Saudi Digital Library, started his word by showing the projects of the the Saudi Digital Library (SDL) categorizing them into five verticals. He showed the architecture of one of their projects, the SDL Search Engine for Open Access Information Sources.
Dr Saud further described the nature of partnership between SDL and Maeen. He Mentioned that Maeen will be providing the infrastructure, proper research tools, and host the federated authentication system of the SDL. He also mentioned the partnership with Maeen will reduce SDL costs, and provide SDL with access broader reach, even outside KSA, and build further partnerships.