In June 2014, OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services celebrated its 200th library to go live. Congratulations to the University of Delaware Library, the 200th library—and the first ARL member library—to go live with WMS.
To commemorate this milestone, we asked library staff who have worked with WMS to highlight how it has transformed their library operations. They shared the ways that WMS has helped them save money and staff time and make use of new functionality. This, in turn, provided them with opportunities to take on new projects...to Realize Real Results in their libraries.
Time saved with cataloging enabled us to process a major gift donation.
Time saved with cataloging, can now be used to work on special collections and archives.
Time saved enabled us to inventory our collections, catalog our special collections and create a game night.
Time saved resulted in the ability to create new instructional guides.
Time saved with cataloging allowed us to create research guides and a new library website.
Single search functionality helps students easily discover the library.
—SETON HALL LAW SCHOOL
Ability to independently generate reports and regulate permissions.
Integrated access to e-books, e-journals and course reserves for our students.
Better integration of cataloging and discovery services.
New LDAP authentication with our institution’s Banner system.
—DE ANZA COLLEGE
Enabled students to take over the cataloging of library items with minimal training.
Created a $100,000 demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) e-books fund.
—THE PRIVATE ACADEMIC LIBRARY NETWORK OF INDIANA (PALNI)
Established a demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) e-book program.
Completed a weeding project and replaced items with e-books and newer editions.
—LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Hope to have the freedom to engage more with our campus community.
Budget savings enabled us to purchase an institutional repository.
Budget savings enabled us to offer 430,000 e-books to our patrons.
—UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA
Budget savings allowed us to purchase a number of new electronic resources.
— UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO
Budget savings enabled us to acquire an Espresso book making machine.
—UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
Budget savings of 75% over our previous ILS, plus additional functionality like a link resolver, knowledge base and single-search interface.
- President’s Report
- The hope and hype of MOOCs
- MOOCs: A quick background
- MOOCs by the numbers
- WorldCat Works linked data: Connecting library resources into the core of the Web
- Right-scaling stewardship of the collective print resource
- EMEA Regional Council 2014 Annual Meeting
- 200 WorldShare Management Services libraries live!
- OCLC rolls out new discovery, knowledge base services
- Making a place in the community: Public libraries go outside the box
The first WMS library went live:
in September 2010
1st library in Canada to select WMS:
University of New Brunswick
WMS was released for general availability:
in July 2011
1st library in Australia to go live:
Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School
1st library in Europe to go live:
100th library to go live:
University of Nebraska Omaha's Criss Library
1st academic library group to select WMS:
The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)
200th library to go live:
University of Delaware Library