University College Birmingham selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services

Library cites ease of integration, ability to manage collections more effectively as reasons for selection of WMS

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SHEFFIELD, UK, 5 December 2019—University College Birmingham has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as their new library management system to enhance e-resource management and integrate with existing systems at the library.

An advanced cloud-based library services platform, WMS saves time and money by making it easier to manage library resources in all formats. WMS's integrated electronic and print resource management workflows automate and streamline the management of electronic collections, providing library users access to electronic materials more quickly.

"WMS appealed to us due to the focus on integration and availability of APIs that meant we could start to integrate better with other related systems and improve our efficiency and workflows," said Jessica Wainwright, Library Online Systems Officer at University College Birmingham. "It also provided a simple and intuitive circulation process for our front service staff and the ability to manage our collections more effectively in one place."

Achieving full university status in 2012, University College Birmingham is a specialist further and higher education institution providing career focused education and training. This unique learning environment focuses on not only specialist university degrees and postgraduate courses, but also college courses and apprenticeships too.

"We are very pleased that University College Birmingham has joined the WMS community. WMS provides flexibility and a variety of options for the long term as the university and the library continue to grow," said Eric van Lubeek, Vice President, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA & APAC.

About University College Birmingham

Based in the heart of the UK's biggest regional city, University College Birmingham is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with a growing portfolio of Apprenticeships. Most undergraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world's top ranked academic institutions. Visit the University College Birmingham website for more information.

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.

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