Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services

German research institution also participates in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, the largest resource sharing network in the world

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DRESDEN, Germany, 6 March 2024—The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, a research institution in Germany, is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, the fully integrated library services platform designed to meet the needs of modern libraries.

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) conducts research in the fields of energy, health, and matter. The HZDR library is part of the K10plus, a union catalog that brings together more than 200 million holdings of print and digital media from academic libraries in 10 federal states; the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation; and other academic, research, and cultural institutions. Partners include most German state universities and colleges, and institutions such as the Helmholtz Centers.

The HZDR library was changing formats from MAB to MARC21, which provided an opportunity for the institution to consider changing its library services platform.

"WorldShare Management Services combines our requirements for a modern and future-proof library management system with integrated discovery and link resolver functionalities," said Jürgen Grzondziel, head of the library at HZDR.

Following a successful test phase, the Dresden research center is also participating in OCLC's WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, the world's largest library resource sharing network. WorldShare ILL is seamlessly integrated into WMS and will facilitate lending and borrowing with other libraries and knowledge resources on a global scale.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as its foundation, allowing library staff to draw on shared data and technology for more efficient workflows. It also enables staff to better manage resources in all formats and to provide their users with improved access to the library's collections and the world's knowledge.

"We're thrilled to welcome the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf to the OCLC WorldShare community," said Eric van Lubeek, OCLC Vice President, Global Library Services, and Managing Director, OCLC EMEA & APAC. "We believe HZDR's selection of WMS will help them to realize their full potential, and offer even greater support for education and research."

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.

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