The use of OCLC’s “WorldShare Management Services” platform has expanded worldwide since its creation in 2010 in the US. Currently, OCLC has data centers in the United States, England, Continental Europe, Canada, and Australia, launching worldwide pilot programs. The new platform is cloud-based and is an answer to traditional ILS systems. Some of its benefits follow:
- Allows data sharing,
- Improves library workflow,
- Allows participating libraries to share costs and resources,
- Provides ways to manage library collections,
- Provides a number of ways for collaboration by participating libraries.
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