Florence, Italy -- 8 November 2021. 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.
"The international aspect, the increase in services, and the collections we can offer are what make WorldShare Management Services (WMS) different. I am confident that WMS will satisfy in the best possible way the increasingly complex needs of our users," said Maurizio di Girolamo, Library Director at the University of Milano-Bicocca.
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 the University of Milano-Bicocca staff to better manage resources in print and electronic formats, and to provide their users with improved access to the library's collections and the world's knowledge.
"We are excited that the University of Milano-Bicocca is now live with WMS and has become part of OCLC's global network of libraries. The introduction of WMS means that the library, and the university, can continue to meet their strategic priorities of research and innovation," said Eric van Lubeek, Vice President, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA & APAC.
About the University of Milano-Bicocca
The University of Milano-Bicocca was founded with the aim of establishing research as the strategic cornerstone of all institutional activities. The University has close-knit relationships with the business world, dedicating particular attention to the local area while also focusing on the international dimension. Scientific research, technology, and training are the instruments through which Milano-Bicocca pursues its mission: to contribute to the development of society by promoting the cultural and civil growth of individuals and supporting a culture founded on the universal values of human rights, peace, international solidarity, and environmental protection.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library organization 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.