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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Bibliotheca Alexandrina is at the forefront of digital transformation with OpenText

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OpenText™ Documentum™ provides an end-to-end information management platform

Using OpenText Documentum, more than 90 business processes have been successfully implemented, helping the Bibliotheca Alexandrina move towards a paperless organization.

Bassem Elsayed, Director, Enterprise Applications and Integrated Solutions Department, Bibliotheca Alexandrina


  • To digitize all the paper-based documents
  • To improve document creation, capture, handling and storage across the entire organization
  • To increase efficiency, save time, reduce costs, improve compliance and enhance the user experience



  • Implemented more than 90 large scale processes, saving time, money and resources
  • Digitized existing paper documents and enabled the ongoing capture of 15,000 documents per month
  • Aided internal and external compliance with electronic reporting

About Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) is dedicated to capturing the spirit of openness and scholarship in Egypt. The BA is a vast complex that plays host to thousands of staff in addition to approximately 1.5 million visitors each year across its libraries, museums, planetarium, academic research centers, exhibitions, art galleries and conference center.