Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


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].

November 9, 2021

OCLC University of Milano-Bicocca now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The University of Milano-Bicocca (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) is now live with a new library management system, OCLC's WorldShare Management Services.This public university, established in 1998 and built on the former Pirelli complex, is a multi-disciplinary institution focused on research and innovation. Ranked among the top Italian universities in 2021, the University of Milano-Bicocca serves more than 32,000 students. [Full Announcement].

July 16, 2021

OCLC University of Suffolk now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The University of Suffolk is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform, a move that will improve workflows and make it possible for staff to make more data-driven management decisions. [Full Announcement].

June 25, 2021

OCLC Libraries in Germany and Switzerland join OCLC's WorldShare Management Services community. Several libraries in Germany and Switzerland have recently selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform. These libraries include Franklin University Switzerland, Brandenburg University of Police, Kühne Logistics University, and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2021

OCLC University of Milano-Bicocca selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The University of Milano-Bicocca (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their library services platform to improve access to print and digital collections for students on campus as well as those studying remotely. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2021

OCLC Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet (ISDI), a school based in Spain that provides training for professionals and entrepreneurs in digital business, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2020

OCLC National College of Art and Design now live with OCLCs WorldShare Management Services. The National College of Art and Design, based in Dublin, Ireland, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their library services platform to support their objectives of enhancing student experience and improving staff workflows. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

OCLC Québec universities now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to share, search BCI library collections. Québec university libraries that are grouped together within the library Subcommittee of the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) are now managing, sharing and searching their collections through a single union catalog built on OCLC's WorldShare Management Services library services platform. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Les Universités du Québec utilisent maintenant les Services de gestion WorldShare d'OCLC pour le partage et la recherche des collections de leurs bibliothèques. Les bibliothèques universitaires du Québec regroupées au sein du sous-comité des bibliothèques du Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) gèrent, partagent et dorénavant donnent accès à leurs collections par le biais d'un catalogue collectif hébergé sur la plateforme de services de gestion de bibliothèques WorldShare d'OCLC. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2020

OCLC OCLC's WorldShare Management Services achieves FedRAMP authorization from U.S. Government. OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, a leading library services platform, has achieved United States Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization following a rigorous evaluation to meet the U.S. Government's security requirements for cloud services. The United States Census Bureau Library served as OCLC's agency sponsor for FedRAMP. [Full Announcement].

July 9, 2020

OCLC Cleveland Museum of Art now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives, part of the Cleveland Museum of Art, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as its foundation, which allows library staff to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also enables staff to better manage resources in all formats and to provide their users with improved access to the library's collections and the world's knowledge. [Full Announcement].

July 2, 2020

OCLC OCLC is highest ranked supplier on latest APUC Framework Agreement for Library Management Systems. OCLC is the highest ranked supplier on the latest APUC Framework Agreement for Library Management Systems. Following a competitive tender evaluation process, OCLC's WorldShare Management Services achieved the highest overall score. The APUC Framework looks closely at development, implementation and support, and the functional capabilities of systems so that APUC members do not have to go through a tender process. [Full Announcement].

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