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Library 2.0: Redefining Possibilities -A fully integrated library platform designed to meet the changing needs of modern libraries

Aug 11, 2023 | Blog

Libraries open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve while also contributing to our quality of life. That is why, Sabinet’s purpose and value drivers are in support of libraries and access to information by providing central platforms for collaboration and resource sharing among libraries. 

Our experience over the decades, our partnerships, and our knowledge of the industry we serve allow us to provide innovative library solutions to our customers. The WorldShare Management Services platform, which forms the basis of our library solutions, breaks down silos and flattens workflows, freeing up staff time for high-priority, high-visibility and high-impact projects. 

The maintenance of servers and software has represented a regular cost to Integrated Library Systems (ILS). With WorldShare Management Services (WMS), a cloud-based system, these costs are eliminated. WMS saves libraries valuable time and money by enabling them to manage library resources, with remarkable ease, in all formats. WMS enables libraries to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide. 

Exceed user expectations with intuitive discover 

WMS delivers a powerful user experience with a single intuitive interface to search across the full collection and all databases, find items in other libraries, view item availability, place holds, review accounts, renew items, and more. With WorldCat® as the foundation, WMS connects users to unparalleled global resources through OCLC’s powerful network of libraries. 

Augment possibilities with better group collaboration 

WMS group functionality is so much more than shared resources. Without changing interfaces, users can find, and request items held in your library or in your group. And circulation is streamlined through shared holds fulfilment and visibility into patron files, all without sacrificing local control of circulation policies and practices.

WMS is built for efficiency 

Workflows are up to four times more efficient than legacy systems or other cloud platforms. It’s easy to identify, acquire, describe, and give users the electronic and print resources they want. And with interwoven WorldCat data, both staff and users benefit from decreased processing time. 

Sabinet offers all the applications needed to manage a library with WMS: acquisitions, circulation, metadata and e-resource management, resource sharing, reports, and a single-search discovery interface (WorldCat Discovery) for library users that connects them to the resources they need.