DUBLIN, Ohio, May 14, 2015. Winthrop University, a public, comprehensive college in Rock Hill, South Carolina, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.
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.
The Ida Jane Dacus Library at Winthrop University used the same integrated library system service provider since the 1980s. Mark Herring, Dean of Library Services at Winthrop University, said it was time for a change.
"Our previous library system was becoming more expensive, and it was taking more and more staff to run it," said Herring. "We were looking for something that would do the same things as our legacy system yet not require as much staff time and effort. We visited some libraries currently using WMS and called several others to gather useful information. We selected WMS because of cost considerations, functionality and OCLC's reputation. OCLC has a good name, and it is recognized by libraries as a leader."
"We're really excited that Winthrop is joining our growing and thriving WorldShare community," said Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, OCLC Networked Library Services. "Winthrop has been quick to recognize the efficiencies of WMS and value of WorldCat as its foundation. WMS can serve as an integral component in their state-wide resource sharing infrastructure. Winthrop's move to the cloud with WMS will be a leading example to peers across the state and across the country."
Today, more than 325 libraries worldwide are using WMS 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.
About Winthrop University
Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop will help students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that will enrich their lives forever and prepare them for all the future holds. More about Winthrop University is at http://www.winthrop.edu/.
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.