eFADA, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in UAE was formed with the support of Ankabut. the eFADA taskforce, consisting of Library Directors from the founding institutions met for more than one year to formulate the road map to launch this important initiative.

Academic and research libraries play an integral role in the further development of UAE’s knowledge economy. eFADA has been established to enhance the education and research resources available to stimulate UAE’s knowledge economy. This goal will be achieved through several initiatives, which includes establishing a shared union catalog, engaging in cooperative collection development and developing a national digital institutional repository. The outcome will lead to savings in the cost of e-resources, expansion of resources available and sharing expertise to promote cost effective, customer driven services.

Overall, eFADA seeks to harness the power of information and knowledge to contribute to the continued development of UAE society.​