Upcoming WMS Webinar: Streamlining management, discovery and access of print collections with OCLC WorldShare Management Services
During this live, one-hour demonstration, you’ll see how OCLC WorldShare® Management Services simplify library management workflows and improve discovery and access of your library’s physical collections, including print materials, journals and serials. Q&A will follow the demonstration. Date:
10 December 2013 Time:
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time [UTC -5] Register for this webinar here>>
WorldShare ILL integrates Article Exchange, adds new features
New features now available in OCLC WorldShare® Interlibrary Loan enable you to simplify ILL workflows and save time for your library’s ILL staff. New features include:
- “Days to Respond” settings in the OCLC Policies Directory add efficiency to request processing
- Integration of Article Exchange workflow into WorldShare ILL
- Lender option to change loan requests to copy requests and copy requests to loan requests
- Lender printing of book stickers
- Display of links to freely available Open Access resources
Additional details are provided in the November 2013 WorldShare Interlibrary Loan Release Notes
. Learn more about November WorldShare ILL enhancements
We will review all November enhancements to WorldShare ILL in a webinar on November 14. Webinar details:
Date: Thursday, November 14 Time: 1:00 pm US Eastern time Register
The next release of enhancements to WorldShare ILL will occur in February 2014. We encourage you to use the time between now and February become familiar with WorldShare ILL workflows and proceed with transitioning all your ILL to it from WorldCat Resource Sharing.
New Schedule for Your Transition to WorldShare Interlibrary Loan
In response to requests from many members of the OCLC resource sharing community, we have extended access to WorldCat Resource Sharing through May 19, 2014. The new transition schedule provides additional time for ILL staffs to fully learn the new WorldShare ILL service while retaining access to WorldCat Resource Sharing.
| New WorldShare ILL transition dates are:
| ✔ End of placing new requests in WorldCat Resource Sharing: April 14, 2014
| ✔ End of access to WorldCat Resource Sharing: May 19, 2014
THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE COMPLETED YOUR TRANSITIONS FROM WORLDCAT RESOURCE SHARING TO WORLDSHARE ILL.
You have provided leadership for others whose transitions are in process. We invite you to share your WorldShare ILL experiences with others through an upcoming webinar or a written summary we can share on the OCLC website. Please let us know of your interest in helping your ILL colleagues by sending an email to ILLstory@oclc.org
OCLC will continue to add new features to the service, beginning with the next scheduled release in November 2013. There are no planned releases of new functionality between November 2013 and February 2014, to give you an opportunity to become more familiar with WorldShare ILL during a three-month period when the service remains essentially unchanged.
WorldShare ILL training
Comprehensive WorldShare ILL training and documentation resources are available from OCLC Support and Training website
. Training resources include:
As always, please contact OCLC Customer Support at email@example.com
or OCLC Support in your region for assistance.
Standing apart from traditional library management services, OCLC WorldShare Management Services are truly revolutionary. They:
- Leverage the size and scope of WorldCat, the largest library catalog on earth, and the OCLC cooperative
- Allow for shareable data about back-office services
- Work entirely on the Web, eliminating many support issues
- Integrate with discovery and delivery functions
- Provide data, tools and services that programmers and developers from any organization, no matter how big or small, can use to create applications and share ideas.
According to our members, the costs of "business as usual" are unacceptably high. Moving management services to Webscale is the next, logical step.