Usage Terms

  • The website, found under the following URL (, is owned and managed by Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Juma Al-Majid Center for Culture and Heritage and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
  •   Username and password: subscribers will be given a username and a password to log into their accounts. Number of usernames vary according to the number of users, stated in the agreement. A joint entity shall be responsible for saving and using the usernames and passwords.
  • Trial period: users of Al-Maknaz will be granted a trial period of 14 days, as per an agreement with the administrators of the website.
  • Editing policies: entities in-charge have the right to add, edit or remove descriptors and non-descriptors, as well as make any necessary amendments, which are in line with the general policy of the site. Subscribers shall be informed as soon as the updating process is completed.
  • Intellectual property rights: Al-Maknaz is a property of the three aforementioned entities, protected legally by the Department of National Library in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Duration of subscription: subscription lasts for at least 12 months.
  • Subscription fees: fees are paid within 30 days upon sending the invoice, which includes terms and methods of payment.
  • Username and password are activated upon paying the annual subscription fees.
  • The website upholds the right to adopt descriptors as per the criteria it deems fit.