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Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services

World's first institution dedicated to the research and teaching of tropical medicine moves library management to the cloud with OCLC

SHEFFIELD, UK, 25 September 2014—The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), a leading international education and research center dedicated to the study of infectious diseases, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite, offering librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows efficiently, and improve end users’ access to library collections and services.

“LSTM has projects and partnerships in over 70 countries, so it was crucial for us that the solution we selected for our library was truly cloud-based. WMS is a ‘cloud-born’ system, with an open architecture. This means huge potential for streamlining workflows through integration with our other business systems. Combined with OCLC’s connection to the worldwide library community and partners like Google, means WMS is the natural choice for us,” said Julia Martin, Head of Information Services at LSTM.

“We are proud to be working with a research institution with an international profile like LSTM,” said Andrew Hall, UK Sales Manager at OCLC. “LSTM’s emphasis on open research and flexible learning is closely aligned with OCLC’s strategy. It is our objective to support libraries in sharing work, data and resources while delivering value to their users.”

LSTM established its library service in 1920. LSTM cited its expanding global teaching base and demand for electronic resources as key factors influencing their decision to acquire a new library management solution as it seeks to offer users seamless and flexible access to resources across the Web.

More than 250 libraries on three continents—Australia, Europe and North America—are currently using OCLC WorldShare Management Services to gain efficiencies and improve usability in library services and end-user discovery.

More about WorldShare Management Services is on the OCLC website.

About Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) was the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine. Today, LSTM continues to be a leading international institution in the fight against infectious, debilitating and disabling diseases.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.

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