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OCLC Attracts Another ARL Member

Smart Libraries Newsletter [February 2019]

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Abstract: OCLC has also announced that McGill University Library in Canada has opted to replace its Aleph integrated library system from Ex Libris with WorldShare Management Services. This library implemented WorldCat Local as its discovery interface in 2009. McGill becomes the fourth member of the Association of Research Libraries to select WorldShare Management Services; the University of Delaware, University of New Mexico and the University of Louisville had previously selected the product.


OCLC has also announced that McGill University Library in Canada has opted to replace its Aleph integrated library system from Ex Libris with WorldShare Management Services. This library implemented WorldCat Local as its discovery interface in 2009. McGill becomes the fourth member of the Association of Research Libraries to select WorldShare Management Services; the University of Delaware, University of New Mexico and the University of Louisville had previously selected the product.

Ex Libris still holds a commanding lead among this top tier of academic libraries. Of the 125 ARL member institutions, 85 have selected or implemented products from Ex Libris: 60 have selected Alma, 16 continue to use Voyager, and 9 remain on Aleph; Innovative has 20 ARL customers, 15 on Sierra and 5 on Millennium; SirsiDynix customers total 12 with 1 on Horizon and 10 in Symphony. While OCLC's World- Share platform has not attracted a large number of these institutions, its recent selections reflect ongoing interest by large institutions.

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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
Page(s):5
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Company: OCLC
Products: WorldShare Management Services
ISSN:1541-8820
Record Number:24092
Last Update:2020-05-08 17:19:56
Date Created:2019-03-06 13:45:00