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Member stories

Hear from fellow library members about their experiences with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

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Tim Bucknall, University of North Carolina Greensboro at North Carolina Library Assoc Conference 2013
View [Streaming media, 8 minutes] – Why we selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

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Julie Pinnell, Doane College at ALA Annual 2013
View [Streaming media, 12 minutes] – Results and Revelations from WMS Libraries.
Read the story [PDF] Library experiences easier workflows with WMS.

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MaryBeth Freeh, Cedar Crest College at ALA Annual 2013
Read the story [PDF] Doing more with less because of WMS.

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Jennifer Clarke, Bucknell University at ALA Annual 2013
View [Streaming media, 17 minutes] – Results and Revelations from WMS Libraries.

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Gretel Stock-Kupperman, Viterbo University (WI)
Read the story - Viterbo University reduces clicks in new workflow with OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

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Kenley Neufeld, Santa Barbara City College at ALA Midwinter 2013
View [Streaming media, 2.5 minutes] – Ready, set, go with OCLC WorldShare™ Management Services.

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Marilyn Murphy, Mount Mercy University (IA)
View webinar recording [Streaming media, 16 minutes] - Road to WorldShare: A look back after one year.

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Laura Slavin, Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
Read the story - A pleasant surprise: student workers and WorldShare.

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Gregg Silvis, University of Delaware at Library Journal Webcast
View [Streaming media, 9 minutes]

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Sally Bryant, Pepperdine University (CA) at ALA Annual 2012
View [Streaming media, 12 minutes] - Adopting WorldShare Management Services: The public-facing perspective.

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Robin Hartman, Hope International University (CA) at ALA Annual 2012
View [Streaming media, 13 minutes] - Adopting WorldShare Management Services: The director’s perspective.

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Marc van den Berg, Tilburg University, Netherlands at UKSG Conference, London
View [Streaming media, 15 minutes]

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How Pepperdine University (CA) migrated to WorldShare Management Services
Read the story from Computers in Libraries, Jan/Feb 2012 [PDF] – Implementing a New Cloud Computing Library Management Service.

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Lynn Jacobsen Pepperdine University (CA) at ALA Midwinter 2012
View [Streaming media, 17 minutes] – Pepperdine University: Workflow at Webscale.

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Covenant College (GA)
Read the story [PDF] Library director discusses impact of OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

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Spring Hill College (AL)
Read the story [PDF]– Implementing a New Cloud Computing Library Management Service.

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Library Director, Spring Hill College (AL) at The Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) 2011
View [Streaming media, 22 minutes]

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Larry Haight, Simpson University (CA)
Listen to the webinar recording [WebEx media; 17 minutes] – The Whole Enchilada.
View the PPTThe Whole Enchilada

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Stefanie Wittenbach, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
View the PPT - WMS = ILS: The New OPAC Model.

 

“Selecting OCLC Web-scale Management Services was one of the easiest decisions I've had to make. Discovery of print, media, and electronic collections through WorldCat Local, along with single-button access to interlibrary loan, makes it a superior tool. For local inventory control, WMS greatly simplifies and streamlines acquisitions, cataloging, and circulation, maximizing efficiencies and minimizing staffing needed.”

Stefanie Wittenbach, University Librarian
Texas A&M University-San Antonio

 

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Sandy Ashworth, Boundary County District Library (ID)
Read the storyLearn how Boundary County District Library moved to WMS

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Jackie Beach, CPC Regional Library System (NC) at ALA MW 2011
View [Streaming media, 13 minutes]

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Jackie Beach, CPC Regional Library System (NC) at ALA MW 2011
Read the story in the OCLC Annual Report, p.18 [PDF] – Creating systemwide efficiencies in library workflow management

 

“Above all, we liked that OCLC is a library cooperative. We are members working together toward a common vision sharing many of the same challenges. And it is through this shared vision that we hope to eliminate many of the barriers that prevent access to information.”

Sandy Ashworth, Director
Boundary County District Library
about her decision to become a WMS pilot library

 

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Penny Glassman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
View webinar recording [Streaming media, 18 minutes] – WorldShare at the Lamar Soutter Library.

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Sonia Luna-Lamas, St. Thomas University Law Library (FL) at FLA Conference 2011
View [Streaming media, 10 minutes]

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Iris Garcia, St. Thomas University Law Library (FL) at FLA Conference 2011
View [Streaming media, 11 minutes]

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Pat Weaver-Meyers, The Samuel Roberts Noble (OK)
Read the story in the OCLC Annual Report, p.19 [PDF] – Creating systemwide efficiencies in library workflow management.

 

“Another reason why we looked at WMS? We wanted a really, truly integrated library system—one organization that had our cataloging, our data, our bibliographic records and our acquisitions. And we wanted to see something that had modules that worked with each other, and that work with each other successfully.”

Sonia Luna-Lamas, Associate Director and Head of Technical Services,
St. Thomas University, Law Library

 

Event recordings where members from various institutes shared their experience with Web-scale Management Services.

Recorded webinar

Jackie Beach of CPC Regional Libraries (NC), Michael Dula of Pepperdine University Libraries and Jason Griffey of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
View webinar recording [Streaming media, 60 minutes]

 

“One of the things I see with Web-scale Management Services is that it’s a continuation and an expansion of a partnership that we’ve had a long, long time with OCLC.”

David Jones, Director of the Library
Jacksonville University

 

Member stories

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