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WorldShare Management Services

Member stories

Hear from fellow library members about their experiences with OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

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Give staff more time and users more resources

Learn how Huachiew Chalermprakiet University has increased resource access and saved staff time.

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Ensure seamless user experiences during renovations

Learn how the University of New Brunswick quickly updated hundreds of thousands of cataloging records.

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Speed up inventory with technology that fits in your hand

Find out how staff at Eastern Kentucky University accelerated their library’s inventory projects.

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Build on existing services to better support students

See how The University of Winnipeg provided more services to the university and library community by simplifying back-office work.

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Make open content discoverable to share with the world

Discover how the Open Access Digital Theological Library achieves its mission to make religious scholarly content freely available worldwide.

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Combine academic and public libraries for increased service

See how the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt and the Wiener Neustadt public library combined their collections to reach a broader audience.

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Automate library workflows by enhancing your systems

Discover how The Claremont Colleges developed custom workflows to simplify regular library tasks.

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Cooperate and innovate to secure the future of libraries

Learn how the Complutense University Library participates in global projects to benefit all libraries.

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Make resource searching a one-stop shop

Discover how Central College streamlined its library to provide a better experience for students and staff.

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Unify your global library system

Learn how SAE Institute brought together campus libraries from around the world through a single system.

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Find out which library resources have the greatest influence

Discover how the University of Gloucestershire quantifies the value of the library with learning analytics.

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Expand your catalog and share with the library community at the same time

Discover how The Claremont Colleges Library improves the discoverability of their resources while contributing to the library community.

Students at Medicine Hat College

Help users find all the resources your library offers

Find out how Medicine Hat College’s library made their video databases easier for students and faculty to locate.

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Dedicate more time to sharing research globally

Learn how Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s library supports institutional goals using the cloud.

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Focus your time on your library's strengths

Discover how the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Libraries found more time to devote to faculty and student support.

Students at Tulsa Community College

Support changing roles with reduced workloads

Learn how Tulsa Community College library eased workloads across campuses without increasing the budget.

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Empower staff by helping them to do more

Learn how Bryant University saved time and money to allow staff members to focus on better resources, user services and reporting.

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Collaborate for better services across campuses

Find out how Antioch University's five libraries, spread throughout the United States, came together to provide a flexible, consistent and comprehensive experience for students and faculty.

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Streamline staff workflows and consolidate resource access

Find out how the University of KwaZulu-Natal improved user services and the use of staff resources

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Maintain great user services even with reduced staff

Learn how the Chase Law Library continued to provide a high level of service to students and faculty despite a reorganization and a smaller staff.

For many years, the University of Winnipeg Library has been working with OCLC and using a variety of OCLC services, including cataloging, resource sharing and discovery. According to the Dean, adding the few more services that make up the WorldShare Management Services suite was a good fit for the library for the future.

"UW Library has been successfully using OCLC services for many of our core activities. When we reached that critical juncture of needing to migrate from our old system, it made good business sense for us to simply build on the good things we were already doing with OCLC."

Gabrielle Prefontaine
Dean of the Library, University of Winnipeg

 
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Improve results for all libraries in your group, big and small

Discover how LIBROS balanced the staff and user demands of major universities and small museums with one library management system.

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Collaborate to reduce costs and get to your 'wish list'

Examine how the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana improved service for users and economy for members.

"WorldShare Management Services (WMS) fit the strategic direction of our organization. We wanted to reduce the cost of managing our systems and collections so that we could focus on providing direct support to our students and faculty, and on new projects like institutional repositories.” 

Kirsten Leonard
Executive Director, PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) 

 
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Drive museum discovery through a single search

Hear how the Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art Library improved user experience and increased visibility of their electronic and print collections.

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Connect users to the resources they need

Discover how Camden Theological Library made time to tackle projects that highlighted more resources for library users.

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Move from cataloging to curating for your users

Learn how Pritzker Military Museum & Library found time to expand their focus on guest and user services.

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Increase e-content usage with systems that work together

Find out how the National Academy of Sciences library increased catalog usage and saved staff time by using an integrated cloud-based suite of library management applications.

"The move to WorldShare Management Services has been very well received. We are now able to provide access to our collections to researchers around the world. Users have told us they like the new discovery interface, and it's easier for them to find what they're looking for. We are integrating our electronic collections through the WorldCat knowledge base to help our users find what they need through a single search interface. We're very happy with our progress."

Christine Giannoni
Museum Librarian, The Field Museum Library

 

WorldShare Management Services is a cloud-based library services platform that saves you time and money by helping you easily manage library resources in all formats. With WorldCat as its foundation, WorldShare Management Services enables you to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows.

Learn more about WMS. Start here.