18 more libraries sign on to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services platform to close 2023

Libraries of all types join WorldShare community to share work, value

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DUBLIN, Ohio, 13 February 2024—In the closing months of 2023, 18 new libraries signed on to use OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, the fully integrated library services platform designed to meet the needs of modern libraries.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is the first cloud-based library services platform and only WMS is built with WorldCat as its foundation. By focusing on library efficiency, WMS allows library staff to better meet the learning and research needs of onsite, hybrid, and remote users. With cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, e-resource management, and resource sharing capabilities, WMS makes it possible for libraries to direct their limited resources to create the greatest impact and easily extend their reach beyond their own electronic and print collections.

"Libraries of all types from all over the world recognize the value of WorldShare Management Services," said Eric van Lubeek, OCLC Vice President, Global Library Services. "WMS supports electronic and print resources, greater efficiencies in workflows, and an opportunity to collaborate with other great libraries around the world. A diverse group of libraries signed on to use WMS toward the end of 2023, and that momentum has carried into 2024."

Among the libraries that recently signed on to use WMS:

Libraries worldwide continue to select WMS, with many going live on the platform in 2023, renewing their commitment to OCLC and WMS, and selecting additional services that enhance their users' experience with the WorldShare platform.

More about WorldShare Management Services is on the OCLC website.

About OCLC

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.

OCLC, WorldCat and WorldShare are trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC, Inc. Third-party product, service and business names are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.


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