The IE Library serving IE Business School in Madrid and IE University Library in Segovia, Spain, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new library management solution. IE Library is the first library in Spain to commit to using OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first Web-based cooperative library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflow improvement.
IE Library cited efficiency improvements, cooperative sharing with OCLC member libraries worldwide, and increased exposure of its collections as reasons to move to OCLC WorldShare Management Services.
“We are very pleased to welcome IE Library and Spain to our integrated Webscale library management solution,” said Eric van Lubeek, Managing Director of OCLC EMEA. “As a progressive institution with more than one location, the IE Library of IE University and IE Business School is an ideal candidate for WMS and WorldCat Local. Staff and users will certainly benefit from its implementation.”
With OCLC WorldShare Management Services, OCLC connects and leverages the content, technology and capabilities of individual member libraries. By moving the services to the Web, libraries can share hardware, applications and data instead of individually investing in and maintaining them. With OCLC WorldShare Management Services, workflows for electronic, physical and digital materials are integrated, creating greater efficiencies and cost savings. This allows libraries to free up resources that would otherwise be used to manage library systems.
IE Library plans to take their WorldShare solution for library management into production in the first half of 2013.