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Member stories

OCLC is its members. We are owned, supported and led by our member libraries, whose input guides everything we do. From involvement in major research studies to piloting new products and informing strategic direction, we rely on them for guidance, governance and advice.

University of Auckland library

Save time maintaining your e-collections

Discover how the University of Auckland maintains its catalog with up-to-date records for electronic resources. 

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Dedicate more time to sharing research globally

Learn how Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s library supports institutional goals using the cloud.

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Streamline staff workflows and consolidate resource access

Find out how the University of KwaZulu-Natal improved user services and the use of staff resources

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Cooperate to strengthen libraries in all communities

Learn how the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reestablished a Tribal community library through a partnership with University of Wisconsin – Madison's School of Library and Information Studies.

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Quickly and easily satisfy document requests

Find out how the University of Winchester gained better visibility into and control of interlibrary loan requests.

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Free up resources to launch new programs

See how University of Nebraska Omaha dramatically increased e-book collections through demand-driven acquisition.

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Embed your library in the research process

Discover how the SHARE initiative fosters conversations about libraries' roles in preserving and sharing research outputs beyond the final publication.

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Increase the reach of your digital collection

Find out how the University of Leicester moved their special collections online and increased access.

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Overcome copyright and cost barriers to sharing

Learn how SUB Göttingen saved time and optimized interlibrary loan workflows.

University of Washington, Suzzallo Reading Room

Create a 24/7 library, no matter the weather

Learn how the University of Washington kept its library open even during a weather-related campus closure.

 McGill University Library's student space

Free up time to work on special collections

Find out how McGill University improved user services and staff workflows throughout the library after clearing their cataloging backlog.

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Collaborate with other libraries to inspire change

Discover what sparked Keio University's library to expand the promotion and use of their special collections.

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Provide better access to your special collections

Discover how the University of Warwick enhanced scholars' ability to locate and search their fragile special collections.

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Bring users resources from across the globe

Find out how the University of Glasgow expanded its reach by providing students with access to worldwide library materials.

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Make your collections visible wherever your users are

Learn how Utrecht University broadened the visibility of their collections across the Internet.

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Quickly clear out cataloging backlogs

Find out how the University of Texas at Austin eliminated its backlog of foreign language materials without hiring additional staff.

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Save unique, at-risk digital content

Hear how cooperative research helped UCLA Library's special collections department emphasize strategic acquisition of important digital materials.

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Manage electronic collections efficiently

Examine Drexel University's time-saving consolidated e-book management system.

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Automate e-resource management

Discover how University of Maryland librarians sped up their e-book processing workflows.