Implementing OCLC's WMS (Web-Scale Management Services) Circulation at Pepperdine University

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Journal of Access Services, ISSN: 1536-7967, Vol: 9, Issue: 1, Page: 1-17

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Sally Bryant ; Grace Ye
Informa UK Limited; Taylor & Francis Group
Social Sciences; OCLC Web-scale Management Services system; circulation; ILS; Library and Information Science
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This article describes the reasons why Pepperdine University Libraries decided to move to the next-generation technology of WMS as our library system. WMS is an integrated library system hosted by OCLC that is "in the Cloud." Pepperdine was one of the first libraries to go live with WMS, and in the article we focus on implementation process, circulation, course reserves, and holds. Although WMS is not a perfect system, we believe that libraries are poised to benefit from the next generation of library systems, such as WMS. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.