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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

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? OCLC WorldShare. The Right Decision? Presentation Transcript

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