OCLC on January 22 announced WorldCat Discovery Services (WDS), a suite of cloud-based applications that combines FirstSearch and WorldCat Local. Beginning in March, the suite will offer FirstSearch subscribers access to a central index that represents nearly 2,000 e-content collections containing articles, ebooks, and other content from providers including EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest. In total, WDS will enable the discovery of 1.3 billion electronic, digital, and physical resources in libraries around the world, using a single search.
The University of Delaware Library is switching to the cloud-based OCLC WorldShare Management Services. Some 33 libraries have begun using OCLC WorldShare Management Services since its launch in July 2011 (as Web-scale Management Services; OCLC rebranded it in December 2011). Some 117 libraries worldwide have committed to using the service. However the University of Delaware […]
On January 13, OCLC announced that 28 academic, special, and public libraries had committed to using its cloud-based WorldShare Management Services integrated library system (ILS) since its launch last July, including the University of California, Merced, and the Washington, DC-based National Endowment for Democracy.
WorldShare Platform is a new technical infrastructure to help libraries collaborate in the creation and sharing of new web applications.