OCLC WorldShare. The Right Decision?

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Pros and cons of switching to OCLC WorldShare from the project manager at Lincoln Memorial University Library. Presented at GaCOMO12 by Laura Slavin

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OCLC WorldShare. The Right Decision?

  1. 1. The right decision?
  2. 2.  FTE increase from 2100 to 4100 Four new Doctorate Level Programs Established Liberal Arts Programs Multiple Extended Sites Ex Libris Voyager ILS
  3. 3.  Amigos Services Training Batch Load Data Dumps Migration forms Staff Training
  4. 4.  High quality data migration One month set up and testing
  5. 5.  Fall Semester test Fixing catalog problems Creating new workflows Adding content using Knowledge Base Interlibrary Loan Increase
  6. 6. Was it worth it?
  7. 7.  Easy to use Modern interface Research options Positive reception
  8. 8.  Simple and direct Circulation System Staff and Student Workers find it easy Acquisitions workflow streamlined Easy to make smart workflow adjustments
  9. 9.  No matter what the question Timely answers Training materials Online Support Center Discussion groups
  10. 10.  Acquisitions module needs improvement Knowledge Base needs enhancing Even OCLC Support is still learning
  11. 11.  OCLC cannot keep up with demand Deadlines are not always met Migrations often occur at the last minute
  12. 12.  Assess your own library system Consider the youth of WorldShare Do you have many complicated processes?
  13. 13. What would we have done differently?Was this the right decision?What is next?
  14. 14. Laura SlavinTechnical Services LibrarianLincoln Memorial University Laura.Slavin@lmunet.edu 423-869-6218http://lmulibrary.worldcat.org

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