Beta testing was conducted with a group of volunteer libraries. The group was comprised of academic, public and special libraries that use WorldCat Resource Sharing services along with WorldCat Local, WorldCat Local "quick start" or Webscale Management Services.
A phased rollout of the service began in mid-2012, with two managed migration group in July and November 2012. On April 14, 2014, new requests can no longer be initiated in WorldCat Resource Sharing, and access to the WorldCat Resource Sharing service is scheduled to end May 19, 2014.
OCLC is consulting with groups that share a resource sharing subscription to plan their migrations. Because these groups are all managed differently, we are working together to determine the best approach and timing for their migration to the new service.
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is now available for all WorldCat Resource Sharing subscribers worldwide.