WorldShare Management Services (WMS) A fully integrated library platform designed to meet the changing needs of modern libraries
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WMS is a complete cloud-based library management platform that supports your strategic priorities with actionable data and an experience designed with the user in mind. You save time and money with efficient management of physical and electronic resources in one integrated solution.
Exceed user expectations with intuitive discovery
WMS delivers a powerful user 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.
Magnify potential with better group collaboration
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.
Refocus workflows for greater efficiency
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.
Prove value with actionable data
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.
Trusted by libraries worldwide
How WMS helps McGill University meet their goals
“OCLC does the things we would do if we were inventing the system ourselves, but we don’t have the staff to invent it ourselves. OCLC has been super great to collaborate with.”
Associate Dean, Collections Development, McGill Library
WMS gives you all the applications needed to manage your library
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
“Library users are influenced by technology experiences outside of the library. Understanding and meeting those expectations is critical.”
Vice President, Global Product Management, OCLC
Our experts can help you every step of the way
We understand that selecting a new library management system is a major decision, and the research, review, and evaluation process is different for every institution. We have a team of Library Services Consultants who can help you get all of the information you need to make an informed decision.
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WorldCat, WorldCat Registry und die OCLC Service Configuration. (German)
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WMS-Erwerbung: Alles vereint unter einer Oberfläche. (German)
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DevConnect 2023: Automated Checking of Items in a Talis Reading List
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Library staff share all the ways they see real results with WMS.