The statistic is one of the growth and development foundations for the establishment of knowledge society. Further, the statistical information and data is a basic pillar for the planning, development and decision making of all types and categories of libraries. Such information and data is very important in supporting the development programs in order to optimize the knowledge level of the UAE society.
Based on the above-mentioned, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Society Development has proceeded with the development, implementation and provision of the “Emirates National Libraries Directory”. It will be the first national electronic directory of libraries in the UAE. Through its electronic window, the Directory will provide the professional librarians and interested parties with the statistical data and indicators in the field of libraries based on the international accepted statistical standards. We are convinced that the optimum investment of resources and potentialities should be adopted through using the appropriate scientific methodology for evaluation processes and performance measurement of library work development. This is a basic pillar of the Ministry strategy aiming at the support of UAE libraries.