Save time and money. Improve service delivery.
Faced with scarce resources, changing user needs and increasingly diverse collections and systems, libraries are looking for new ways to save time and money while improving service delivery. By sharing data and work across many member libraries, WorldShare Management Services (WMS) offer libraries cost savings, workflow efficiencies and the ability to deliver new value to users.
Optimizing Your Library's Return on Technology Investment
A report documenting the challenges libraries face to optimize return on investment, containing case studies of libraries that have purchased services from OCLC and perspectives on impactful trends and drivers.
With WorldCat data as its foundation, libraries using WMS experience improved workflows and drastic reductions in the time it takes to perform routine tasks, including e-resource management and cataloging. This enabled them to reallocate full-time staff to undertake new initiatives such as cataloging special collections, creating LibGuides for users and redesigning their websites.
Realize significant cost savings
Traditional ILS systems often require costs to maintain servers and software. These costs are eliminated with WMS, a cloud-based system. Additionally, there are no fees related to the purchase of separate serials management, course reserves, openURL resolver and A-Z list services – these are all included with a WMS subscription.
Manage e-resources efficiently
WMS integrates all your electronic and print resource management workflows—including selection, acquisitions and maintenance—within the same Web-based WorldShare interface. This helps to streamline and automate the management of electronic collections and puts electronic materials in the hands of users more quickly.
Improve discovery for your users and visibility for your library
Your WMS subscription includes WorldCat Discovery Services plus the five available options. WorldCat Discovery provides your users with a single-search of your electronic, digital and physical resources, as well as materials held by thousands of libraries worldwide. And, through OCLC’s syndication partners, it gives your library more visibility on the Web with leading search engines and other popular sites.
A WMS subscription includes a range of predefined/parameterized reports based on local library data. These include a local holdings report and dashboards that provide visual, at-a-glance views of key performance indicators about your library’s activities. A report authoring tool is available at an additional cost, as is the Collection Evaluation service, which provides user-specified, peer comparisons based on OCLC cooperative data.
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