OCLC's WorldShare Management Services: A Brave New World for Catalogers

@article{Bnaud2015OCLCsWM,
  title={OCLC's WorldShare Management Services: A Brave New World for Catalogers},
  author={Claire-Lise B{\'e}naud and Sever Bordeianu},
  journal={Cataloging & Classification Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={738 - 752}
}
Like other recent library management systems, OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is cloud-based. But unlike the others, WMS opens WorldCat for applications beyond its traditional role as a source of bibliographic records. It enables catalogers to work directly from the Master Record, which no longer needs to be exported to a local system. This article describes the impact of WMS on the roles and functions of cataloging departments, and asks if it is changing the meaning of cataloging… Expand
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