Libraries today are faced with a rapidly changing environment, evolving user needs and increasing pressure to measure and communicate impact. OCLC products help libraries address these challenges by sharing data, streamlining workflows and connecting people to the knowledge held in the world's library collections.
Manage your entire library with services that increase efficiency across departments and locations.
WorldShare Management Services
Enable shared efficiencies and innovation
WorldShare Acquisitions, WorldShare Circulation, WorldShare Collection Manager, WorldCat Discovery, WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, WorldShare Record Manager, WorldShare License Manager, WorldShare Report Designer
Build, manage and share data about your collections while making your library more visible.
OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription
Save time with streamlined cataloging
WorldShare Collection Manager, WorldShare Record Manager, Connexion, WorldCat Metadata API, WorldCat Knowledge-base API, WorldCat Registry API
Resource sharing services
Centralize resource sharing workflows previously managed in multiple systems while speeding fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests.
Discovery and reference services
Get people to the materials they need from your library and from other libraries worldwide.
WorldShare provides a complete set of library management applications and platform services built on an open, cloud-based platform. WorldShare offers integrated management of library workflows and creates new efficiencies as libraries share work, data and resources to save money and deliver value to their users.
WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections. Libraries cooperatively contribute, enhance and share bibliographic data through WorldCat, connecting people to cultural and scholarly resources in libraries worldwide.
Inspire active engagement with digital collections
Learn how the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) ensures visual art collections are available online to as many people as possible. UCA library staff created a beautiful, custom website using new features that allow people to discover and interact with items in ways that weren’t previously possible.
Update workflows and fill requests faster
Learn how Baldwin Wallace University used WorldShare ILL’s smart fulfillment capabilities to update workflows and fill requests faster.
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