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  Egyptian National Scientific & Technical Information Network
Website : sti.sci.eg
Country : Egypt
Year Established : 1980
In Jan. 1980, the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) has embarked, under a bilateral agreement with the U.S.Government, to establish a nationwide system of information services, aimed at ensuring availability and utilization of global recorded knowledge for the socioeconomic development of a Egypt. A two-phased effort was undertaken: a two-year systems analysis and design study, and a three-year system implementation, the former laid down the principles and specified a program of development of a national network of information services in five socioeconomic sectors in Egypt. The implementation of this design, completed in 1986, created the Egyptian National Scientific and Technical Information Network (ENSTINET), the first national information service in the region.