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OLIB™

Integrated library management tailored to your individual needs

For nearly two decades OLIB has served a wide range of health, education, government and other special libraries with software that satisfies their library management needs. To date, OLIB has proven its worth in over three-hundred libraries around the world, offering a unique combination of library efficiency, ease-of-use and superior multi-media capabilities. It leads the way for libraries whose vision is to extend the reach of their service.

In 2008, OLIB achieved another milestone in its evolution, with the launch of OLIB Web. OLIB Web offers a comprehensive range of staff management functionality needed by libraries, but in a web environment. There is no client software to be installed on library PCs - staff just click on the browser in any location, at any time.

OLIB Web can be run with a system deployed at the library site or it can be used in conjunction with OCLC’s secure hosted environment in the UK to provide your library with a fully hosted solution. This development has increased the range of OLIB service models now available, and is proving invaluable to those wishing to sustain their bid for a functionally rich system at a cost within reach of most small to medium-sized libraries.

Once again, OLIB is proving to be a system that can adapt to the changing demands of libraries.

“We were keen to ensure that the chosen system could offer us the flexibility to meet our specific needs. It was clear … that OLIB was highly configurable so that we could make it our OLIB.”

Lee Bryant, LRC Manager, Bristol City College

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Upcoming events

08 January 2015

Expanding discovery and visibility of all your library’s collections: A demo of WorldCat Discovery Services and WMS

During this one-hour detailed demonstration of WorldCat Discovery Services, including how they work with WorldShare Management Services, you will:

  • See how you can provide your end users with single-search access to your library’s full array of resources–electronic, print and digital
  • Learn how your library can gain more visibility on the Web through OCLC's partnerships with leading search engines and popular sites
  • Learn how staff and users can choose from integrated delivery options, including linking to full text through built-in link resolutions and an A to Z list, linking to your OPAC and requesting items via consortial borrowing systems or interlibrary loan
  • Hear how simple these OCLC services are to configure and maintain, and how they build on OCLC services your library already may use.
    • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

28 January 2015

OLA Super Conference 2015

Meet with your OCLC cooperative colleagues at the OCLC booth and attend the OCLC Update event.

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