DUBLIN, Ohio, 4 September 2018—SAE Institute, a global college focused on the digital arts, is using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to bring together its 51 campuses in 25 countries on the same library services platform so students and staff can collaborate and access the resources they need.
WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provides all the applications needed to manage a library, including acquisitions, circulation, resource sharing, metadata and license management, and a discovery service for library users. It also includes a range of reports that help libraries better understand their activities and track key metrics over time.
"SAE is delighted to join the OCLC community and look forward to the global and enhanced services it will bring to our students and faculty across more than 50 campuses worldwide," said Raffaele Marcellino, Provost, Navitas Careers and Industry Division. SAE is a part of the Navitas group of education providers based in Australia.
As part of the OCLC library cooperative and with WorldCat as its foundation, WMS enables libraries to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also provides libraries with the unique opportunity to share innovation, applications, infrastructure, vision and success in serving their users.
With campuses in 25 countries, SAE was looking for a library services solution that would effectively unlock its siloed information and human resources around the world. Before implementing WMS, many SAE libraries were using different systems and had no way to collaborate or share resources. Students couldn't view or access resources from other regions.
"It was critical to us that any solution would provide our users equity in accessing information irrespective of their geographical location," said Christopher Paroz, Curator of Digital Resources at SAE Institute. "Implementing OCLC's suite of library products has allowed us to achieve this. Their systems have provided a platform upon which we have been able to globalize our library and its services."
"SAE libraries were interested in breaking silos and being able to work together across geographies," said Eric van Lubeek OCLC Vice President, Managing Director EMEA and APAC. "The implementation of WMS makes it possible for staff and students to collaborate and access the resources they need in the cloud. Now they can share knowledge and resources among their own campuses and take full advantage of the OCLC network of libraries worldwide. We are delighted to welcome SAE Institute to the WorldShare community."
About SAE Institute
SAE is the world's leading educator in creative media industries. Established in 1976 as the world's first combined practical and theoretical school of audio engineering, SAE now spans the globe with 51 campuses in 25 countries and has expanded its range of courses to include certificates, diplomas, and degrees in Animation, Audio, Business, Design, Film, Gaming, Media & Comms, and Web & Mobile. SAE prides itself on delivering exceptional programs in world-class facilities. SAE ensures its students receive an outstanding education, internationally recognized qualifications, and industry-relevant skills.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC's WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world's collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.