Bishop Grosseteste University, first UK institution
running WorldShare Management Services
Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln is the first institution in the UK to go live with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) having successfully implemented the services on Monday 10th June. Bishop Grosseteste University is now among the more than 100 libraries worldwide using OCLC’s cloud-based library management services that easily integrate with institutional systems to help libraries become more efficient with print and electronic workflows.
With WMS, library staff at Bishop Grosseteste University saw they could modernise their workflows, create savings on both IT infrastructure and staff time, and drive up student satisfaction levels. Emma Sansby, Head of Library Services, explains:
“WMS is both modern and evolving. It offers the efficiencies of cloud-based computing, taking pressure off our library and IT teams who no longer have to maintain in-house infrastructure. We will benefit not only from OCLC’s regular upgrades but also the innovations that libraries around the world develop and share. That really appeals to us.” From the earliest stages, librarians at the University found WMS easy to use, with clear modern interfaces.
Bishop Grosseteste University is one of the first European universities to implement WMS. Tilburg University in the Netherlands has already implemented the full service. Going live with WMS on schedule, as the academic year draws to a close, comes at the end of a well-organised implementation project, throughout which staff from OCLC and BGU have come together regularly to review progress on set-up and configuration work.