OCLC and Core have partnered to provide free access to OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) sandbox, the test environment for the WMS platform, to allow Core members seeking professional development opportunities a chance to work hands-on with a cloud-based library management system.
Any Core member can request access to learn how to use the WMS system at no additional cost. Even if your library doesn’t use WMS, this unique learning opportunity gives Core members a chance to work directly in a library management system, particularly yearly career library workers, library workers seeking professional development in systems, and library administrators learning about systems.
You can sign up for any of the following staff roles to see what the interface looks like, view real collection data in the system, and go through the training materials at your own pace.
- Acquisitions & Serials
- Cataloging & Metadata
- E-resource Management
- Full Admin (all of the above)
A big thank you to Past President Lindsay Cronk for initiating this member benefit for our members.