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May 28, 2024

OCLC CEU selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to manage 20 libraries that serve over 96,000 users in Spain. The Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its fully integrated library services platform to handle all essential functions of its diverse institutions' libraries in Spain. In addition to providing a library services platform to bring CEU libraries together, OCLC will create a single catalog of collections from participating institutions to search through one interface. [Full Announcement].

March 7, 2024

OCLC Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, a research institution in Germany, is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, the fully integrated library services platform designed to meet the needs of modern libraries. The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf conducts research in the fields of energy, health, and matter. The HZDR library is part of the K10plus, a union catalog that brings together more than 200 million holdings of print and digital media from academic libraries in 10 federal states; the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation; and other academic, research, and cultural institutions. Partners include most German state universities and colleges, and institutions such as the Helmholtz Centers. [Full Announcement].

February 14, 2024

OCLC 18 more libraries sign on to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services platform to close 2023. In the closing months of 2023, 18 new libraries signed on to use OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, the fully integrated library services platform designed to meet the needs of modern libraries. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2023

OCLC Canberra Institute of Technology now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Canberra Institute of Technology, in Australia, has moved to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their library services platform to improve workflows, increase access to more resources for students and faculty, and join an ever-growing global network of collaborating libraries. [Full Announcement].

August 25, 2023

OCLC Auckland Institute of Studies to improve workflows by moving to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Auckland Institute of Studies in New Zealand has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library management system to integrate workflows and increase visibility and access to more resources. [Full Announcement].

July 31, 2023

OCLC Comfenalco Antioquia Libraries to move to OCLCs WorldShare Management Services platform. Comfenalco Antioquia Libraries, in Medellin, Colombia, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform. Comfenalco Antioquia will be the first library in Colombia to implement WMS, scheduled to be live with the new platform later this year. Comfenalco Antioquia is a Family Compensation Fund that provides social programs and services in areas of housing, education, culture, libraries, recreation, sport, and tourism. The library comprises 13 physical facilities, including public and school libraries and reading rooms together with four technical areas: Reading Promotion, Library Content, Collection Development, and Local Information Service. The libraries reach more than 3 million users per year, with programs, services and more than 160,000 physical and digital resources. Comfenalco Antioquia Library is moving to WMS from OCLC's OLIB, the library management system they have used for more than 25 years. [Full Announcement].

June 23, 2023

OCLC More libraries sign on to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services platform. Eleven libraries have recently signed on to use OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, the fully integrated library platform designed to meet the changing needs of today's libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2023

OCLC Leading museum organisation in Australia selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Museums Victoria, Australia's largest public museums organisation, has signed on to use OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library management system to integrate workflows and increase visibility and access to resources. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2023

OCLC University of Northern British Columbia selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The University of Northern British Columbia, in Prince George, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform. The move will improve e-resource management, increase opportunities for collaboration with partner libraries, add flexibility to its system configuration, and allow locally preferred subject headings in the WMS discovery layer that will help UNBC advance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2023

OCLC NWU adopts OCLC's WorldShare Management Service supplied and supported by Sabinet for a seamless, centralised library management system. North-West University Library and Information Service has taken a significant step into the future by going live on 06 December 2022, with OCLC's cloud-based library management platform, WorldShare Management Service, which is distributed and supported by Sabinet in South Africa. The adoption of the modern, fourth-generation library management system represents a breakthrough for the NWU community, as it replaces its outdated legacy system. [Full Announcement].

February 27, 2023

OCLC Akkon Hochschule in Berlin to join OCLC's WorldShare community. e Akkon Hochschule für Humanwissenschaften, in Berlin, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new, cloud-based library services platform to improve workflows, support research, and share resources worldwide through WorldCat. The publicly accredited Akkon Hochschule is Germany's first Hochschule of human sciences, established in 2009. Its core objectives are to make a sustainable contribution to the security of supply, social justice, and preservation of resources, as well as to contribute to the further development of the human sciences, and to inspire innovation. [Full Announcement].

November 23, 2022

OCLC Chaoyang University of Technology is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Chaoyang University of Technology, in Taiwan, is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform. [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2022

OCLC ALA Core members now have free access to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services sandbox. OCLC and ALA Core, the newest division of the American Library Association, are partnering to provide free access to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services sandbox, the test environment for the platform, that will allow Core members seeking professional development opportunities a chance to work hands-on with a cloud-based library management system. [Full Announcement].

July 18, 2022

OCLC Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform. Simplified workflows for staff and fast, easy access to information in all formats for students and faculty were cited among the reasons for the move to WMS. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2022

OCLC ALA Core members now have free access to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services sandbox. OCLC and ALA Core, the newest division of the American Library Association, are partnering to provide free access to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services sandbox, the test environment for the platform, that will allow Core members seeking professional development opportunities a chance to work hands-on with a cloud-based library management system. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2022

OCLC Three more libraries in the UK join OCLC's WorldShare Management Services community. Three more libraries based in the UK have recently selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library management system: Bournemouth University, Newman University, and University of Southampton. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2022

OCLC From local to global: Benetton's cultural heritage is now online. Benetton Research Libraries is a project that involves the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Fabrica and Benetton Group's Historical Archive. The aim is to enhance and make available to everyone — online — the services and wealth of knowledge collected over decades of activity by the libraries linked to the Benetton world, creating a single point of access to over 100,000 volumes, periodicals, multimedia materials, maps and documents. The three organisations, which have always collaborated synergistically in their cultural endeavors, have joined forces and adopted a common software platform, WorldShare Management System. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2022

OCLC Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform. The UFZ is one of the world's leading research centers in the field of environmental research. Currently employing 1,100 people, it has earned an excellent reputation as an international center of expertise in environmental sciences. [Full Announcement].

March 8, 2022

OCLC Appalachian College Association libraries select OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Twenty-seven libraries that are part of the Appalachian College Association have selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform. The move is intended to meet current and future needs of the consortium that brings together these libraries spanning five states to collaborate and share resources. [Full Announcement].

December 14, 2021

OCLC Griffith University extends OCLC partnership with move to WorldShare Management Services. Griffith University, in Australia, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library management system to integrate workflows and increase visibility and access to resources. [Full Announcement].

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