31 new libraries sign on to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services platform

New HBCU, government, theological, technical, and university libraries from around the world join the WMS community

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DUBLIN, Ohio, 27 June 2024—In the last six months, 31 new libraries have signed on to use OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS), the fully integrated library services platform designed to meet the needs of modern libraries. In addition, other libraries have signed extended renewals of WMS this year, reinforcing their commitment to OCLC's shared data network and technology for more efficient workflows. More than 850 libraries have signed on to use WMS worldwide.

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.

"We are so pleased to continue our momentum this year with so many new libraries around the world choosing WorldShare Management Services," said Eric van Lubeek, OCLC Vice President, Global Library Services. "From theological and government libraries to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), we're excited to welcome this wonderful and diverse group of libraries to the WMS family.”

New libraries that recently signed on to use WMS include:

  • Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Centenary University (Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA)
  • Centre Cultural i Esportiu XALOC (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Concordia University of Edmonton (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • Fermilab (DuPage County, Illinois, USA)
  • Highlands College (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
  • Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) (Vienna, Austria)
  • Limpopo Provincial Legislature (Polokwane, South Africa)
  • Mount Aloysius College Library (Cresson, Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Norfolk State University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
  • Northern Cape Provincial Legislature (Kimberley, South Africa)
  • Northern Lakes College Library (Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada)
  • Pulaski Technical College (North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
  • Sayka Buddha University (Santa Ana, California, USA)
  • St Barnabas Theological College (Adelaide, Australia)
  • Stiftung Bethel (Bielefeld, Germany)
  • Western New Mexico University (Silver City, New Mexico, USA)
  • William Carey University (Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA)
  • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Library (Mequon, Wisconsin, USA)
  • WISPALS Library Consortium (11 technical colleges, Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

Learn more about WMS at the OCLC Booth #1349 during the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, California, June 27-July 2. An OCLC event schedule is on the website.

More about WorldShare Management Services is on the 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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