10 ways you save with WorldShare® Management Services

The evolving information landscape has shifted the role of libraries. Librarians like you are being asked to take on innovative projects critical to your library’s future while also satisfying the sophisticated demands of users. To meet these challenges, you need to find new ways to balance competing priorities.

By sharing data and work across many member libraries, WorldShare Management Services, a cloud-based library management system, offer libraries cost savings, workflow efficiencies and the ability to deliver new value to users.

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1) No hardware to purchase or maintain

"We selected WMS in order to be more efficient with our workflows, replace on-site infrastructure with a cloud-based solution, and reduce expenditures associated with maintaining a library system.”

Jason Dupree
Director of the Libraries
Southwestern Oaklahoma State University Libraries

Doing things differently at Roger Williams University with WMS


2) System updates happen automatically

“With WMS this was the easiest thing ever; once you get it set up it just runs by itself.”

Lynne Jacobsen
Assoc. University Librarian for Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication
Pepperdine University


3) A single-search discovery service is included

“With WorldCat Discovery, WMS’s end-user discovery interface, it enabled us to provide a one-box search for our students and an easier starting point to navigate all our reference resources, both print and electronic.”

David Marks
Dean of the Library
Bergen Community College

Make resource searching a one-stop shop
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4) Manage e-resources more
easily—saving time and effort

“Our old ERM was a separate module that didn’t communicate with our ILS. What I like about WMS and e-resources is that not only is purchasing so much easier, everything is interrelated and seamless.”

John Fobert
Electronic Resources Librarian
Roger Williams Univrsity

Learn more about managing e-resources efficiently
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5) Your users get to the electronic resources your library purchases

“All the e-content we buy is actually findable. ...WorldCat Discovery makes our 390,000+ e-books discoverable through one simple interface.”

Cathy Boswell
Coordinator of University Library Systems
Antioch University

More easily connect library users to the resources they need
(Member Story)


6) Many extras are included such as a knowledge base, link resolver, A-Z list and a mobile app

“The difference with WMS is that you get a lot for what you’re paying. We wanted discovery … it’s included. Cataloging … it’s included. Plus, there’s no server to purchase or upgrade and we no longer have to worry about authority control or records maintenance.”

Gary Cocozzoli
Library Director
Lawrence Technological University

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7) Intuitive Web-based interface saves work and training time

"I’ve been at a number of institutions and have used more than 3 different traditional library systems throughout my library career. WMS is by far the most user friendly system that I’ve used."

Celina Lee
Instructional Librarian
Irvine Valley College

Save Time and Streamline Workflows


8) Satisfied users are priceless and reduce time spent on customer service

“Students, both in front of and behind the desk, love their library now. It has become so easy for them to be mobile, to move about the Antioch library system, and receive consistent service. And we’re hearing very good things from faculty as well.”

Cathy Boswell
Coordinator of University Library Systems
Antioch University

Read more about Antioch University's story
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9) Save time with more efficient back-office workflows

“We spend a lot less time doing work in the system now, which means more time is spent working with our patrons."

Miranda Novak
Technology Services Manager
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

Focus your time on your library's strengths
(Member Story)


10) Unlimited, ongoing training included

“We were influenced by all the training that OCLC offers, especially online training, which wasn't available from our previous vendor—plus their training was expensive. With WMS, the training is a part of the subscription cost."

Linda Smith
Dean of Library Services
Menlo College


More than 600 libraries worldwide have selected WMS to share data, infrastructure, innovation, vision and success.  We'd be happy to tell you more about how your library can share in that success.

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