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1 The world’s libraries. Connected. OCLC : building the future of library management SWRLS, March 11 th 2013 Elisabeth Robinson UK Product Manager

2 The world’s libraries. Connected. Best known for WorldCat UNITY UK FABLIbraries Bookmark Your Library Enquire/QuestionPoint Dewey OCLC – a snapshot

3 The world’s libraries. Connected. WorldShare Management Services ‘True’ Cloud based solution Library services platform 100 sites live worldwide Academic and Public WorldShare

4 The world’s libraries. Connected. Traditional systems vs. new requirements Increase of e-materials Integration / interoperability Drive for efficiencies “Doing more with less.....” Alternative payment models Lower upfront cost, and annual subscription Why something new?

5 The world’s libraries. Connected. Shared data saves money Simple and intuitive interfaces save work and training time Greatly reduce need for IT staff support No additional charge for user interface “extras” Easier workflows empower staff to do more No local hardware costs No local software costs Includes integrated cataloguing data No data security costs WorldCat presence increases library visibility

6 The world’s libraries. Connected. No hardware responsibility Saving money Less reliance on IT Releasing resource Flexibility of delivery Mobile technologies Cloud based

7 The world’s libraries. Connected. Further benefit of cloud solution: Reduced time and costs on technology 70 % 30 % INFRASTRUCTUREINITIATIVE Amazon.com: Before cloud computing…After cloud computing…

8 The world’s libraries. Connected. Creating efficiencies Logical workflows Data reuse Catalogue Vendors Knowledge-base & ERM Analysis Peer organisations Last copy Shared data/shared services

9 The world’s libraries. Connected. Library services platforms Open architecture Interoperability Applications and web services A platform on which to build your library’s future A platform that enables innovation Open technologies

10 The world’s libraries. Connected. Best seller - Acquisitions app

11 The world’s libraries. Connected. Example: Working with external services: The Amazon Budget Widget Current Budget: 4,573.21Remaining Budget: 4,357.29Current Budget: 4,573.21Remaining Budget: 4, “The application platform will allow us to develop power tools that could really, really streamline operations for staff.” Kyle Banerjee, Digital Services Program Manager Orbis Cascade Alliance (pilot participant)

12 The world’s libraries. Connected. Being Global: WMS Product & Development team 3 continents, 5 countries, 12 cities Circulation Localisation IDM/UDS User Interface Cookbook Acquisitions Vendor Information Centre License Management KnowledgeBase WorldCat Infrastructure

13 The world’s libraries. Connected. “Above all, we liked that OCLC is a library cooperative. We are members working together toward a common vision sharing many of the same challenges. And it is through this shared vision that we hope to eliminate many of the barriers that prevent access to information.” Sandy Ashworth, Director, Boundary County District Library Ask the users...

14 The world’s libraries. Connected. Questions?


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