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Library and Archives Canada Launches New Library System

Smart Libraries Newsletter [February 2019]


Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has completed another milestone in its transition to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services and WorldCat Discovery Service for the management of its own collections and for end user access to its catalog and the National Union Catalog. The library recently launched a new service called Aurora as the discovery interface for its collections. Last year the library launched Voilą as the new interface for the National Union Catalog, aggregating records from libraries throughout Canada. Both of these services are based on OCLC's WorldCat platform. The library has also transitioned away from its custom-built AMICUS library management system to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. LAC anticipates decommissioning the legacy AMICUS system in March 2019. The launch of Aurora marks the completion of the implementation of OCLC's resource management and discovery services in this major national library.

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Publication Year:2019
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Smart Libraries Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 39 Number 02
Issue:February 2019
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: OCLC
Products: WorldShare Management Services
Record Number:24091
Last Update:2022-11-22 03:37:11
Date Created:2019-03-06 13:43:51