About Us

We envision a world in which nations, regions, local communities and individual learners, students, teachers and scholars have equal access to the richest collection of human research and thought.

That’s why it’s our mission to make it easier for people to access the wealth of education and research resources that exist today and bring these to light for learning, innovation and growth. As a software development company our role in the process may be small, yet our sense of purpose is big. Supporting a course of study, a research path, a learning quest or an innovation track is why we do what we do. We offer Muse Knowledge discovery solutions in an open, affordable way as our contribution to fueling education for all.

Who We Are

Muse Knowledge is a mission-driven education technology company.

This makes us nimble and independent, open and transparent.  We are not affiliated with any large corporation or media conglomerate.  Rather than require our clients to subscribe to a certain vault of content, Muse Knowledge opens the door to a world of information and enables connections to knowledge in a way that meets their specific strategic goals and user needs.  We are a catalyst, not a key-holder.

What We Do

Muse Knowledge is proud to serve partners and customers in creating custom content solutions to propel education and innovation outcomes.  Our Muse Knowledge discovery solutions support modern libraries, e-learning hubs, national education portals and research gateways in connecting people to the digital research and educational materials they need, wherever they are.

Our particular focus is supporting emerging economies in advancing their education and innovation initiatives.  Our current flagship project is in partnership with the government of Egypt to power its Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), the world’s largest digital library providing every Egyptian citizen free access to the world’s leading education and research materials, a centerpiece for the Egyptian Learning Society under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Our History

The roots of Muse Knowledge began with the fascination, imagination and expertise of Dr. Peter Noerr. Raised in South Africa, Dr. Noerr’s pioneering Computer Science studies in early 1970’s led him to design and implement forward-thinking information retrieval systems for the British Library and a number of European university libraries and research centers.


In the early 1980’s Dr. Noerr, together with his wife, Kate Noerr, commercialized TINLIB (TIN, for The Information Navigator), which became one of the most widely installed integrated library systems in Europe and later worldwide. When TINLIB was selected by the National Library of Romania, Dr. Noerr was introduced to the country’s leading computer science students, who soon after became interns at his company. One of these interns was Mihai Popa, and this began a long and strong bond between the two computer scientists.


In the late 1990’s Dr. Noerr and Mihai Popa began work together on the first designs for a Multi-user Universal Search Environment, known as MUSE. Their vision for Muse was to simplify access to the best digital information collections, a process that came to be known as “federated search”. When in 2001 Dr. Noerr and Kate Noerr established the US company, MuseGlobal, Inc., to bring MUSE to the marketplace, Mihai Popa founded the Romanian company, MuseGlobal S.A., to house expert developers devoted exclusively to the design and development of the MUSE technology.


This unique collaboration between Dr. Noerr and Mihai Popa continued until Dr. Noerr’s death in 2013, and today, Mihai Popa and his team successfully carry on Dr. Noerr’s legacy. MuseGlobal S.A. Romania became the headquarters for MUSE in 2014, and in 2016, under the guidance of Mihai Popa, and his senior technical team – David Dascalescu, Mihai Gabroveanu, Leonard Petrescu and Aurelian Popescu – Muse Knowledge solutions were launched.


Development of MUSE Begins


MuseGlobal Inc. is Founded in the US

MuseGlobal S.A. is founded in Romania.


Library Automation companies integrate MUSE in their ILS products

to offer reliable single-search capabilities to thousands of research resources. Information Services companies distribute MUSE to provide affordable standalone federated search solutions for libraries worldwide. Online Database companies OEM MUSE to provide real-time unified search functionality within their search portals. Distance Education Companies use MUSE to deliver real-time searching in high-access virtual digital library environments.


The MUSE Source Factory expands to over 6,000 content source connections

expanding reliable access to real-time research content for partners and customers. The MUSE Partner Source Factory helps Asian partners build hundreds of Chinese-language source connections, making real-time access to Chinese language materials possible.


MuseGlobal Romania leads the MUSE Platform’s evolution

MuseGlobal S.A. and Edulib S.R.L. conduct comprehensive MUSE Platform training for LIMS Egypt, ENSTINET and the Egyptian Universities Library (EUL) Consortium in Bucharest, Romania.


MuseGlobal is selected by the Egyptian Presidential Specialized Council for Education and Scientific Research

to supply the MUSE Platform for The Egyptian Knowledge Bank initiative.


Eight million Egyptian citizens sign up for the newly launched Egyptian Knowledge Bank

on its first day of operation.  The Egyptian Knowledge is the world’s largest digital library providing all Egyptian citizens with free access to the world’s leading education and research resources. MuseGlobal conducts interactive “Train the Trainer Programs” for more than 300 academic, research, library and technology participants in Cairo, Egypt, supporting the Specialized Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Researchtraining initiatives for the Egyptian Knowledge Bank.


MuseGlobal, LIMS Egypt and the Strategic Alliance Partner network collaborate

to bring affordable information discovery solutions to emerging economies across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.