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A higher standard for library technology

Built by the world’s largest library community

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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.


Big improvements without big disruptions

“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. In a time of constraint, this is the path of optimum efficiency and minimal disruption for UW’s library staff, partners, and our community of users.”

Gabrielle Prefontaine
Dean of the Library, University of Winnipeg

Read our member story


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

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Growth of WMS year over year since launch