OCLC

WorldShare Management Services


4.5 / 5
3 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We are a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services that help libraries share the worlds knowledge and the work of organizing it.


Average Ratings

3 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • OCLC
  • www.oclc.org/
  • Founded 1967
  • United States

About WorldShare Management Services

OCLCs WorldShare Management Services are an integrated suite of cloud-based library management and discovery applications packaged together to give librarians a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage library workflows and to improve access to library collections and services. The applications include acquisitions, circulation, license management, metadata management, interlibrary loan, analytics and discovery.


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WorldShare Management Services Features

  • Acquisition Management
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Church Libraries
  • Circulation Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Inventory Management
  • Law Libraries
  • OPAC
  • Periodicals Management
  • Private Libraries
  • Public Libraries
  • Reserve Shelf Management
  • School Libraries
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Serials Management

WorldShare Management Services Reviews Recently Reviewed!


WMS-What to expect

Feb 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based software which can be customized according to an organization's needs. I came to know about WMS at my school library since I work at the circulation desk. We mostly use WMS to check books in and out. It's a neat little software that is very helpful in keeping track of records and data. Also the fact that there are not many cloud-based library systems that do what WMS does really makes the latter a trailblazer in its own right.

Cons: I don't like the UI design of WMS. The white space takes over most of the page and it feels as if the user is not given much to interact with. It may be too set in its ways which can work against the software at times. I wish the developers work on softening the features of the software and making it more user-friendly in general.

Overall: I really like WMS. I think it is an extremely helpful software which is very popular among librarians. I know for a fact that if the developers further worked on the UI of the software, the users would appreciate it even more than they already do.

Reliable OCLC product

May 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: WMS has great integration with other OCLC products, as one might expect. There could be more interfacing between Circulation and Tipasa modules, but overall, it's a very reliable circulation system that can handle all the stages of an item's lifecycle from acquisition and cataloging to weeding.

Cons: The interface can take some getting used to, as it's rather bare-bones. Finding the right menu option is very intuitive, though, since everything is broken down by category: Metadata, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, Analytics, and Admin.

Review for WorldShare

Feb 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use the online catalog to look up holdings of titles at other libraries. The interlibrary loan function is very useful in requesting hard copy (books, journal articles) and non-print materials for customers.

Cons: WorldShare is updated on a semi-regular basis, so it can be difficult to keep up with the changes.

Overall: I used WorldShare extensively when I was at a medical research library, for close to 5 years. We received a lot of requests from the researchers for materials not owned by our library, so WorldShare was very handy and useful in filling many requests.