LEIDEN, Netherlands, 12 April 2021. 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.
ISDI is a digital business school started in 2009 by Internet professionals with the idea of creating an institution to train professionals and entrepreneurs in digital business, with course content adapted to current needs. ISDI offices are located in Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico City, Silicon Valley and Paris.
"The ISDI library sought to streamline library processes in a single system that, in turn, would allow us to provide our users with access from a single point, with easy navigability to all collections in digital and print formats," said Cristina Cosido Cabo, librarian at ISDI.
WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based platform with WorldCat as its foundation, which allows library staff to draw on OCLC's shared data network and technology 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.
"We selected WMS because it perfectly adapted to our needs—with the added value of improved management of our digital collections," added Beatriz Nebot Usó, librarian at ISDI. "Throughout the implementation process, the OCLC team has taken into account the unique aspects of our library, adapting different WMS options to our specific use cases. The WMS platform will undoubtedly mean a substantial improvement in both the experience of our team and that of our users."
The ISDI library is committed to collaboration in the learning process, and is always seeking new ways to improve and expand its services to meet the needs of students in the digital environment.
"We are delighted that the Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet is now a part of the WMS community," said Eric van Lubeek, Vice-President, Managing Director OCLC EMEA & APAC. "WMS will help the ISDI Library work collaboratively and more efficiently, opening up new opportunities to work with and benefit from engagement with the worldwide WMS community."
To learn more about WorldShare Management Services, visit the website.
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.