On 24th May 2014 the Library of Medical University - Varna became an associate member of the NATIONAL ACADEMIC LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SYSTEM FOUNDATION (NALIS Foundation) (http://www.nalis.bg). The Information Catalogue of the Library of MU - Varna will be connected very soon to the National Union Catalogue of the Academic Libraries in Bulgaria.
Not only will this provide the visibility of the library fund from anywhere in the world, but it will also save consumers' time while searching for information and titles in other libraries.
The main objective of the "National Academic Library and Information System" Project, supported by "America for Bulgaria" Foundation is the creation of a Union Online Catalogue of Academic Libraries throughout the country, which will enable integrated search via the Internet in these libraries.
Such search operations in the Bulgarian Internet space have not been provided so far. Searching and using bibliographic resources which are essential to scientists, lecturers, students and professionals in their daily work have been difficult and time – consuming so far. This situation is unacceptable under the present circumstances, when fundamental technological achievements constantly penetrate into the spheres of research and training activities, when there is a growing need for quality information services under the increasing competition among different scientific and educational institutions and the growing need for reducing their costs.
At present thirty Bulgarian libraries, including the Library of MU-Varna and 2 foreign libraries, have become members of the Foundation.