DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, June 10, 2015. Scion, the New Zealand Crown Research Institute that specializes in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product and other biomaterial sectors, has selected WorldShare Management Services to manage its library resources.
WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provide cloud-based library management and discovery applications in an integrated suite. WMS offers librarians a cost-effective way to manage workflows efficiently, and improve access to library collections and services for their students, faculty and staff.
"Scion is looking forward to the implementation of WorldShare Management Services to help provide easy digital access to Scion's reference and publications collections," said Richard Waldin, Information Manager, Scion. "We believe that the deployment and integration with WorldCat will not only give us an effective operational system for our Knowledge Centre and the National Forestry Library, but it will also improve access to the material for our staff, our stakeholders, the broader international science community and forestry and wood processing sectors."
"OCLC is delighted to welcome the first institution based in New Zealand to the growing WMS community," said Chris Thewlis, Regional Manager, OCLC Australia/New Zealand. "Scion will bring unique value to the world's scientific community by exposing their collections via Te Puna, New Zealand's national bibliographic catalogue, and libraries and research institutions throughout the world via WorldCat, the world's largest bibliographic database," said Thewlis.
Today, more than 325 libraries worldwide are using WorldShare Management Services to share bibliographic records, publisher and knowledge base data, vendor records, serials patterns and more. WMS also provides libraries with the unique opportunity to share innovation, applications, infrastructure, vision and success in serving their users.
By sharing data and work across many member libraries, WMS offers libraries cost savings, workflow efficiencies and the ability to deliver more value to their users. In Australia, 35 libraries have selected WorldShare Management Services for library management, including academic, special, school and public libraries.
Scion is a New Zealand government-owned research institute that undertakes research, science and technology development in forestry, wood products, biomaterials and bioenergy. Scion's work contributes to beneficial economic, environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand. Formerly the New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Scion employs approximately 300 people and has its head office in Rotorua. For more information, visit www.scionresearch.com.
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 74,000 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.