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What is Worldshare? Information Session February 1st

Worldcat is changing to Worldshare!

Come learn about the changes to this platform with our OCLC representatives Daniel Boivin and Andy Spilioe on:  Wednesday February 1, 2012 from 9:30-11am. Location:  SMIL, Scott Library.

WorldCat Resource Sharing will move to the WorldShare Platform in 2012, and it will be renamed WorldShare Interlibrary Loan. Beta testing of the new service is beginning soon, with general release targeted for mid-2012. Libraries will have at least one year to move from the current FirstSearch interface for resource sharing to the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service.

The first services built on this new technical infrastructure are Webscale Management Services, which have been rebranded as OCLC WorldShare Management Services, and include circulation, acquisitions and license management applications.  Over time, OCLC will bring together additional OCLC services and applications under the OCLC WorldShare name, including resource sharing, consortial borrowing, metadata management and additional applications.

WorldCat will continue to serve as the name for shared data, including registries and the knowledge base, as well as discovery services such as and WorldCat Local.

For more information:

· OCLC WorldShare

· News release

· OCLC WorldShare video

· “Libraries at Webscale” discussion document

· OCLC WorldShare Management Services

· OCLC WorldShare Platform