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Tilburg University moves library workflows to the cloud with OCLC

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Tilburg University is now running OCLC WorldShare Management Services live, in production, making Tilburg the first European library to adopt the cloud-based library management solution. Tilburg, ranked among the top 500 universities in the world in 2012, is a public research university in the Netherlands with approximately 12,500 students.

OCLC and Tilburg University (TiU) worked closely together to achieve ambitious targets in both function and performance. "TiU and OCLC worked successfully together in an intensive period of cooperation," said Marc van den Berg, Library Services and IT Director at Tilburg University. "We are now starting to feel at home in this cloud-based world and believe that these services will steadily grow and improve, as other university libraries follow our lead and switch to WorldShare Management Services."

"We are indebted to TiU for their commitment to this project," said Eric van Lubeek, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA. "Libraries that have chosen to work with WorldShare Management Services are entering a new world of library cooperation ‘in the cloud.’ This will create network effects that will benefit all participating libraries exponentially. We are delighted that TiU has blazed a trail in Europe for this type of cooperation."

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