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Indiana library group picks OCLC's WMS

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The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), which provides library automation services to 23 institutions, is the first academic group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its cloud-based library management system.

WorldShare Management Services is described as 'an integrated suite of library management applications—from acquisitions and circulation, to metadata and license management, resource sharing and analytics—designed to simplify and streamline workflows, reduce costs and create new value for libraries and their users'.

'WorldShare Management Services (WMS) fit the strategic direction of our organisation,' explained Kirsten Leonard, PALNI executive director. 'We wanted to reduce the cost of managing our systems and collections so that we could focus on providing direct support to our students and faculty, and on new projects like institutional repositories. We are already starting projects that we have been dreaming of—our "wish lists". We believe WMS will help us improve services for our users, with greater economy for our institutions.'