Managing your library needs in the twenty-first century requires a partnership with an organization you can trust. For over thirty years, our focus on delivering quality library management solutions tailored to regional workflows has earned us a place as one of the leading library software providers in Europe.
Today, more than ever, people need help finding and managing information. In our always-on, Web-driven information environment, libraries are extending beyond their own boundaries into initiatives that connect with users, colleagues, partners and decision-makers in new ways.
Our mission to connect the world’s libraries has never been so critical given the information environment we live in today. Library users have changed their patterns of behaviour when it comes to information-seeking and libraries are changing with them. OCLC’s global enterprise strategy to collaboratively build Webscale with libraries provides an approach and solutions for libraries to increase the collective reach of their collections, while driving efficiencies in collection management across electronic, digital and physical materials.
OCLC provides a full range of services and solutions for libraries that touch every part of the library workflow:
What started as a shared, computerized library catalogue has evolved to encompass the underlying data needed to fulfill anyone’s information task and support every library management function. Using WorldCat, OCLC members compile, combine, improve and make visible the world’s largest aggregation of library data. Students, scholars, researchers, businesses and information seekers use WorldCat.org and other WorldCat discovery solutions to tap into the combined collections of the world’s libraries every day.
OCLC WorldShare provides libraries, their users and their partners with a shared platform and set of Webscale library management services that work together to share resources in new ways. Just as WorldCat maximizes the benefits of sharing library data, the OCLC WorldShare Platform extends the reach of library cooperation to encompass developers and partners, information providers and information users. OCLC WorldShare Management Services bring as many library tasks as possible together to eliminate redundancy, improve efficiency and support the sharing of resources, workflows and data.