DUBLIN, Ohio, January 13, 2012. Since July 1, 2011, 28 libraries have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first truly cooperative, Webscale management services for libraries that streamline cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflows, and offer a next-gen discovery tool for library users. This brings the number of libraries worldwide committed to using OCLC WorldShare Management Services to 171.
Among the new subscribers:
- Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin
- Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
- College of Western Idaho, Nampa, Idaho
- Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
- Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee
- Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan
- Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
- National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C.
- Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington
- Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, Elsie, Michigan
- Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania
- San Bernardino County Law Library, San Bernardino, California
- San Juan Island Library, Friday Harbor, Washington
- Santa Fe Springs City Library, Santa Fe Springs, California
- Stanford Hospital Health Library, Palo Alto, California
- Thomas Jefferson Foundation Library, Charlottesville, Virginia
- Union University, Jackson, Tennessee
- University of California, Merced
- Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, California
- William Carey International University, Pasadena, California
OCLC WorldShare Management Services enable libraries to share infrastructure costs and resources, as well as collaborate in ways that free them from the restrictions of local hardware and software. And libraries using OCLC WorldShare Management Services find that they are able to reduce the time needed for traditional tasks and free staff time for higher-priority services.
In 2010, OCLC announced that it was making OCLC WorldShare Management Services available to early adopters. OCLC WorldShare Management Services were released for general availability July 1, 2011. Today, 33 libraries are live with WorldShare Management Services.
To learn more about OCLC WorldShare Management Services and the OCLC WorldShare Platform, see the OCLC events schedule for ALA Midwinter 2012.
More about OCLC WorldShare Management Services can be found on the website.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.