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The future is cooperative

Cooperation, innovation, and choice have been the heartbeat of WorldShare Management Services (WMS) since its inception. WMS changed the market. It changed the way libraries work. And it continues to be a catalyst for new solutions.

Did you know?

70 percent of 200+ new features and enhancements added to WMS last year came from community feedback.

You define success, WMS helps you get there

Train before going live

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Access all of your data, knowledge base details, and APIs in a “carbon copy” sandbox environment.

Analytics and reports

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Tap into analytics and reports that measure usage and impact of your collections on student success.

Empower student workers

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Give them access to apps like Digby® so they can use WMS on their smartphones.

Positive implementation and efficient integration when switching to WMS

Because of continuing problems with the library's previous, unwieldy ILS, staff at Albertus Magnus College decided to move to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS).

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“With our previous provider, we struggled with communications, implementation, and training. And data extraction was miserable. With WMS, we love that it's all-in-one and works with our other OCLC services, like WorldCat Discovery and WorldShare ILL. The WMS solution offered all of the key elements needed in an ILS with a much more comprehensive and organized foundation than our previous system. [Our VP] was thrilled that our migration didn't require ongoing management discussions and obstacles, as had been the case with our previous ILS. Implementation was completed early, even during the pandemic, and went beautifully.”

Alissa Balouskus
Assistant to the VP for Library and Information Technology, Albertus Magnus College

Every year, more and more libraries leverage the possibilities of cooperation

Chart: WMS growth 2011-2023, reaching 800 libraries in 2023

Growth of WMS year over year since launch

Choose a library management system backed by cooperative data and development

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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