Posted by: bluesyemre | November 7, 2012

The Incredible, Shrinking Cloud Based-Library

  • By migrating to a cloud-based platform, Bucknell’s library services have improved the school’s research capabilities while drastically cutting costs. Today, Bucknell University (PA) no longer runs a local library system. It has no library system server, and it’s free from cumbersome data-entry tasks. What it does have are huge savings, freed-up FTEs, and the cloud-based OCLC WorldShare Platform for streamlining library resources. The OCLC WorldShare Platform, previously called WMS, is an interconnected web architecture that supports OCLC’s web-scale services and applications, and provides flexible, open access to library data through APIs and other web services. At Bucknell’s Bertrand Library, it’s responsible for eliminating time-consuming processes while increasing access to materials around the world.

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