Auckland Institute of Studies to improve workflows by moving to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services
WMS provides the modern technology the library needs to offer access to more resources for students and faculty
DUBLIN, Ohio, 24 August 2023—Auckland Institute of Studies in New Zealand has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library management system to integrate workflows and increase visibility and access to more resources.
Established in 1990, the Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) is one of New Zealand's largest independent degree-granting institutions. AIS provides a wide range of qualifications approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), including certificate, diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate diploma, and postgraduate diploma, and degree programmes for domestic and international students. The AIS Library supports undergraduate and post-graduate students and faculty, and includes a Learning Hub and Learning Support Services on the main campus.
WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based library services platform that provides users with fast, reliable access to the library's collections and a worldwide network of knowledge. With WorldCat as its foundation, library staff can draw on OCLC's shared data network and technology for more efficient workflows.
Neda Zdravkovic, Auckland Institute of Studies Library Manager, said WMS offers the services that the AIS Library needs—all in one platform.
"When we compared WMS to other systems on the market, it was clear that we'd have to subscribe to a variety of other systems and services separately to get what WMS has to offer, which would add substantial undue pressure on our organisation," said Zdravkovic. "The AIS Library team is truly excited to start the journey and long-lasting collaboration with OCLC. We look forward to working closely with the WorldShare project team on implementation of the systems and services that will serve the needs of our students and staff for years and generations to come."
"Libraries of all types and sizes around the world are finding tremendous benefit and value in the WorldShare Management Services platform," said Eric van Lubeek, OCLC Vice President, Global Library Services, and Managing Director, EMEA and APAC. "We're glad to welcome the Auckland Institute of Studies to the WorldShare library community, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership."
OCLC is a nonprofit global library organization that provides 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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