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TU Delft Library is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

Global innovator and leading technological university celebrates ‘an important step toward creating the Library of the Future’

DUBLIN, Ohio, 29 September 2015Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), one of the world's leading technical universities, is now live using OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its library management system. The university library is the second in the Netherlands to go live with WMS, following Tilburg University.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a complete, cloud-based library management system that offers all the applications needed to manage a library, including Acquisitions, Circulation, Metadata, Resource Sharing, License Management and a single-search Discovery interface to connect library users to the information they need. WMS also includes a range of Reports based on local data that help libraries understand their activities and track key metrics over time.

"We are really happy with the expeditiously executed launch of our new library management system based on OCLC's WMS and WorldCat Discovery," said Wilma van Wezenbeek, Director, TU Delft Library. "OCLC, TU Delft ICT and Library staff have worked hard on this ambitious implementation project—reaching all set goals. This is an important step toward creating the Library of the Future—not only for TU Delft, but also for the international library network."

"We are very pleased to have TU Delft, a renowned technology university with a leading global reputation, go live on the WorldShare Platform," said Eric van Lubeek, Vice-President, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA and APAC. "Their leadership in adopting these cloud technologies demonstrates the innovative spirit of TU Delft. Libraries working with WMS are entering a new world of library cooperation in the cloud, creating network effects that benefit all participating libraries."

Other libraries in the Netherlands are expected to follow the lead of TU Delft and Tilburg University as they implement WMS in the coming months.

Today, more than 360 libraries worldwide are using WMS to share bibliographic records, publisher and knowledge base data, vendor records, serials patterns and more. With WorldCat at its foundation, WMS enables libraries to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also provides libraries with the unique opportunity to share innovation, applications, infrastructure, vision and success in serving their users.

About TU Delft

DELFT- Delft University of Technology - is the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university. Located in Delft, the Netherlands, it has eight faculties and numerous research institutes, and hosts more than 19,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 2,600 scientists (including around 200 professors) and 2,000 doctoral students. The university was established in 1842 by King William II of the Netherlands as a Royal Academy. The institution has associations with Nobel laureates Jacobus van’t Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Simon van der Meer. TU Delft is a member of several university federations including the IDEA League, CESAER, UNITECH, and 3TU.

Delft Library is more than just books and digital publications. The Library focuses on the support of research and educational processes. The Library supports research data management and re-use of research data; it facilitates creation and publication of scientific output, and offers a place for inspiration and creation. TU Delft Library considers it important that knowledge that is generated by TU Delft is shared, and by doing so the Library is opening up science to society.

For more information about TU Delft, visit www.tudelft.nl/en/ and for more about the TU Delft Library, visit www.library.tudelft.nl/en/.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

OCLC, WorldCat, WorldCat.org and WorldShare are trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Third-party product, service and business names are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.

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