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IE Library picks OCLC

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IE Library which serves the IE Business School in Madrid and IE University Library in Segovia, Spain, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new library management solution. IE Library is the first library in Spain to commit to using OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the Web-based cooperative library management tools for metadata management, acquisitions, circulation, license management and workflow improvement.

IE Library cited efficiency improvements, cooperative sharing with OCLC member libraries worldwide, and increased exposure of its collections as reasons to move to OCLC WorldShare Management Services.

IE Library has also selected WorldCat Local, OCLC’s service for discovery and delivery of library materials, as part of the OCLC WorldShare Management Services solution. IE Library will first load its catalog records into WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of resources held in libraries with more than 270 million records representing 1.8 billion items.

'We are very pleased to welcome IE Library and Spain to our integrated Webscale library management solution,' said Eric van Lubeek, managing director of OCLC EMEA. 'As a progressive institution with more than one location, the IE Library of IE University and IE Business School is an ideal candidate for WMS and WorldCat Local. Staff and users will certainly benefit from its implementation.'

'This project will expose the richness of our collections to the library community around the world and share the scientific achievements of our researchers and our faculty through WorldCat,' said Marco Trombetta, associate dean vice-rector, coordination and research of IE Business School.

IE Library plans to take its WorldShare solution for library management into production in the first half of 2013.