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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.

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Improve results for all libraries in your group, big and small

Discover how LIBROS balanced the staff and user demands of major universities and small museums with one library management system.

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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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Bring local history to life

See how Norfolk Public Library presented their local history collection in a way that draws more people into the library.

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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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Move from cataloging to curating for your users

Learn how Pritzker Military Museum & Library found time to expand their focus on guest and user services.

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Deliver articles within minutes

Find out how Mount Mercy University supports researchers around the world despite a small library staff.

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Update your library workflows to meet user needs

Learn how Bishop Grosseteste University modernized their workflows and helped users find the resources they need.

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Help magnify the impact of all libraries

Learn how one librarian, a Web developer, social media and the right IT tools allowed NPR to provide library links for recommended books.

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Overcome copyright and cost barriers to sharing

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

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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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Facilitate research through group catalogs

Understand how the Art Discovery Group Catalogue provides access to art-related resources from around the globe, including the Rijksmuseum.

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Make knowledge visible and available internationally

Learn how the Bavarian State Library provided a more convenient and improved interlibrary loan service.

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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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Cut down your e-resource cataloging time

See how library staff at the Sladen Library in Henry Ford Hospital supported a major archival project by reducing the time they spent cataloging e-content.

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Support scientists around the world

Examine how CSIRO, Australia's science agency, streamlined its efforts to share science-related items with libraries and researchers across the globe.

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Improve troubleshooting response time

See why University of the Arts London spends less time fixing IT systems and more time improving user experiences.

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Increase e-content usage with systems that work together

Find out how the National Academy of Sciences library increased catalog usage and saved staff time by using an integrated cloud-based suite of library management applications.

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Grant trouble-free access to all your library's e-resources

Understand how Harper Adams University eased the effort of accessing e-resources off campus.

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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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Deliver hard-to-find materials when researchers need them

Learn how the Vancouver Aquarium maximizes budget and staff resources to support its extensive research program.

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Pull your archives out of the basement and share them with the world

Discover how South Perth Library made its archive accessible to the public while still protecting the original artwork and historic photographs.

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Empower staff to learn on their own

Learn how Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's self-directed learning program directly impacted their quality of service.

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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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Increase accessibility to digitized special collections

Hear how The Seattle Public Library balanced online accessibility for its digital collections with limited IT and staff resources.

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Manage electronic collections efficiently

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

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Satisfy a wider range of needs through worldwide resource sharing

Discover how effectively Stow - Munroe Falls Public Library provides hard-to-find materials to patrons.

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Automate e-resource management

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

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Point patrons in the right direction

Hear how the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library helps patrons locate resources they don't yet know they need.

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Collaborate to reduce costs and get to your 'wish list'

Examine how the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana improved service for users and economy for members.

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Get time back to focus on priorities

Understand why Onondaga County Public Library now has more time to dedicate to saving and sharing local history.

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Bring health information to your community

Read about how Miami Public Library is providing health literacy services.

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Reconnect with your staff and community

Read about the East Baton Rouge Parish Library's implementation of the "Geek the Library" campaign.