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Libraries working at Webscale

Thursday, August 1 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.

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OCLC has recently introduced WorldShare Management Services into the Australia / New Zealand region. Come and hear how Australian libraries have been able to utilise a cooperative strategy, technology platform and management services that enable shared efficiencies and innovation.

OCLC WorldShare Applications and Services offer a new approach to managing library workflows cooperatively, including integrated acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, patron administration, resource sharing and e-resource management. OCLC WorldShare services and applications eliminate traditional operational silos and deliver new efficiencies in library management, freeing libraries from the restrictions of local hardware and software to provide more time to focus on serving users and communities. Included with every WorldShare implementation is the discovery layer, WorldCat Local, a patron interface that empowers patrons from a single search to discover the broad range of resources including physical resources, eBooks, online services and digital objects that libraries now provide.

During the presentation OCLC staff will talk about the experiences of delivering WorldShare into the region and will give a live presentation of WorldShare and WorldCat Local. Laurence McDonnell, Library Manager Auburn City Library will provide a view of his library’s future strategy and how WorldShare forms part of it. Staff will also give an update on other OCLC initiatives and future developments. OCLC staff presenting during the session include Chris Thewlis (Regional Manager, OCLC ANZ), Susie Thorpe (Senior Product Manager ANZ, OCLC WorldShare and Amlib) and Angus Cook (Sales Consultant, OCLC ANZ).

** Please note: an Amlib User Group meeting is being held later the same day, at the same venue. Amlib users should register here if they wish to attend **

Thursday, August 1 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. The event will be held at Auburn City Library: Civic Place, 1 Susan Street, Auburn, NSW, 2144.

Start Date

01 August 2013

End Date

01 August 2013


Auburn, New South Wales


Auburn City Library