WorldShare® Management Services

WorldShare Management Services

An integrated suite of cloud-based library management applications.

Faced with scarce resources, changing user needs and increasingly diverse collections and systems, libraries are looking for new ways to save time and money while improving service delivery. By sharing data and work across many member libraries, WorldShare Management Services (WMS) offer libraries cost savings, workflow efficiencies and the ability to deliver new value to users.

Our Offering:

  • WorldShare Acquisitions

    Unify selection and acquisition management for all your physical and electronic resources.

  • WorldShare Circulation

    Streamline all your circulation tasks and reduce the training effort for your staff.

  • WorldShare Metadata Services

    Improve workflow efficiency and collection visibility with a complete metadata solution.

  • WorldShare Interlibrary Loan

    OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan connects your users to the collections of thousands of libraries through the largest interlibrary loan network in the world.

  • WorldShare Reports

    A WMS subscription includes a range of predefined/parameterised reports based on local library data.

  • WorldCat Discovery Services

    Connect your users to the information they need. Connect your library to the world.

  • WorldShare Report Designer

    WorldShare Report Designer takes advantage of data in WorldShare Management Services and enables you to build custom reports, charts, and data visualisations to satisfy library, academic and agency reporting requirements.

  • OCLC Cataloguing and Metadata subscription

    An OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription allows you to quickly copy catalog most of your new materials with high-quality WorldCat records.

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The benefits of WorldShare® Management Services

  • Save time and money. Improve service delivery.
  • Streamline workflows. With WorldCat data as its foundation, libraries using WMS experience improved workflows and drastic reductions in the time it takes to perform routine tasks, including e-resource management and cataloguing.
  • Realise significant cost savings. Traditional ILS systems often require costs to maintain servers and software. These costs are eliminated with WMS, a cloud-based system. Additionally, there are no fees related to the purchase of separate serials management, course reserves, openURL resolver and A-Z list services - these are all included with a WMS subscription
  • Manage e-resources efficiently. WMS integrates all your electronic and print resource management workflows - including selection, acquisitions and maintenance - within the same Web-based WorldShare interface
  • Improve discovery for your users and visibility for your library. Your WMS subscription includes WorldCat Discovery Services, which provides your users with a single-search of your electronic, digital and physical resources, as well as materials held by thousands of libraries worldwide. And, through OCLC’s syndication partners, it gives your library more visibility on the Web with leading search engines and other popular sites
  • Get better information about your systems. A WMS subscription includes a range of predefined/parameterised reports based on local library data. These include a local holdings report and dashboards that provide visual, at-a-glance views of key performance indicators about your library’s activities

For more information on WorldShare® Management Services, visit the OCLC website.


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