A fully integrated library platform designed to meet the evolving needs of academic libraries
WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a complete cloud-based library management platform that supports your strategic priorities with actionable data and an experience focused on evolving user expectations. You save time and money with efficient management of physical and electronic resources in one integrated solution.
Exceed user expectations
Intuitive discovery that leads to breakthroughs
Student success starts with the small stuff. And that means getting all users the information they need when and where they want it. WMS empowers their experience with a single, intuitive interface to search across the full collection and all databases, find items in other libraries, view item availability, place holds, review accounts, renew items, and more. With WorldCat as the foundation, WMS connects users to unparalleled global resources through OCLC’s powerful network of libraries.
“A big part of our consideration was the discovery layer making all of our collections more discoverable, whether they're in print or online—just bringing that all together.”
“WorldShare Management Services give each LIBROS library greater autonomy to control the policies, workflows, and functions that work best for them.”
LIBROS and the University of New Mexico
Group collaboration that maintains local control
WMS group functionality is so much more than shared resources. Without changing interfaces, users can find and request items held in your library or in your group. And circulation is streamlined through shared holds fulfillment and visibility into patron files, all without sacrificing local control of circulation policies and practices.
Efficiency that saves time and money
WMS is built for efficiency. Actually, workflows are up to four times more efficient than legacy systems or other cloud platforms. It’s easy to identify, acquire, describe, and give users the electronic and print resources they want. And with interwoven WorldCat data, both staff and users benefit from decreased processing time.
“Staff at Camden Theological Library have already noticed the benefits of being able to streamline several workflows… . This has created time for new initiatives, which we did not expect to undertake.”
Camden Theological Library
“Really quickly, we were able to get some visualizations up and running and start to put that into the dashboard and actually show the academics ‘and here’s what you can get from the library’.”
University of Gloucestershire
Prove value with actionable data
Relevant data that tells your story
The right data is critical. As a fully integrated platform, WMS delivers relevant information from all departments in formats you prefer. And there’s no need for expertise. Custom reports, visualizations, and the ability to evaluate collection holdings against other libraries can help drive key decisions across the library and support your important role in student success.
Everything you need to manage your library in one solution
Save time on selecting and acquiring
Get more time to catalog unique materials
Help your users easily find and get resources
Streamline circulation tasks and reduce training time
Automate borrowing and lending
Support decisions about your collections
WorldShare Management Services