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New OCLC WorldShare Metadata functionality offers improved efficiencies for libraries managing electronic resources
New OCLC WorldShare Metadata collection management functionality offers more efficient ways for libraries to manage electronic resources and improve user access to those valuable collections.
WorldShare Metadata collection management automatically delivers WorldCat MARC records for electronic materials and ensures the metadata and access URLs for these collections are continually updated, providing library users better access to these materials, and library staff more time for other priorities.
OCLC and member libraries complete beta testing, begin phased migration to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
OCLC has completed beta testing of the new OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service and is moving forward with an 18-month phased migration to the new service.
WorldShare Interlibrary Loan is scheduled to replace WorldCat Resource Sharing in 2013 as part of libraries’ existing subscriptions. The new service will centralize workflows now managed in multiple systems, and provide new functionality that speeds fulfillment of interlibrary loan requests, saving time for library staff and library users.
Amigos Library Services Presents Online Conference – “Fast-Forward>>The Future of Audio Visual Materials”
DALLAS, TX – Amigos Library Services will present a one-day online conference, “Fast-Forward>>The Future of Audio Visual Materials” Friday, September 7. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including identification of different types of media, metadata, digitization, and the preservation of originals as well as digital copies.
Dallas, TX — Amigos Library Services is pleased to welcome the following staff of the St. Louis-based Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) to Amigos. MLNC staff members officially became members of Amigos’ staff July 1, 2012, when that organization’s operations were formally merged into Amigos. They will work from Amigos’ St. Louis office.
Just weeks after OCLC began operating a new data center in Sydney, libraries in Australia began pilot projects to implement OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the cooperative’s new cloud-based approach to managing library services that provide tools to improve library workflows, reduce costs and offer new opportunities for collaboration.
OCLC WorldShare Management Services provide a Web-based environment that streamlines cataloguing, acquisitions, license management and circulation, and offer a next-gen discovery tool for library users.
Selover Public Library Joins COOL and Goes Live on Evergreen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Duluth, GA —June 14, 2012
Selover Public Library has become the third library to go live on Evergreen joining Sunbury and Germantown as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). 21,000 bibliographic items and 4,300 new patrons were migrated to the COOL combined catalog which can be viewed online at http://cool-cat.org/.
Jack B. Blount, an executive with experience leading several technology organizations in a career spanning 35 years, has been named OCLC President and CEO.
Mr. Blount was most recently President and CEO of Alpha Bay Corporation, a global technologies and services provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 2002 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Dynix Corporation, a technology-based library services organization that was acquired by Sirsi in 2005 to form SirsiDynix.
Fifteen more libraries have announced that they have selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first cooperative, Webscale library management services that streamline cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflows, and offer a next-generation discovery tool for library users. This brings the number of libraries worldwide committed to using WorldShare Management Services to 210.
For Immediate Release
May 21, 2012
Media Contacts: Christian Zabriskie 941.445.7114 and Lauren Comito 646.662.6209
Save NYC Libraries and Urban Librarians Unite Announce
A Book Seeding Campaign
Dallas, TX — Amigos Library Services announces that its members have voted to approve the merger of Amigos and the St. Louis-based Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC). The results of the vote were announced during the organization’s annual Amigos Member Business Meeting held May 9. The Amigos member vote follows a similar vote taken by MLNC members last month and paves the way for actions that will culminate in the formal uniting of the two organizations July 1, 2012.