Québec university libraries (QUL) grouped within the library Subcommittee of the Bureau de cooperation interuniversitaire (BCI) are now managing, sharing and searching their collections through a single union catalog built on OCLC's WorldShare Management Services library services platform.
The QUL partnership has created a union catalog for the entire Québec university community with the help of BCI and OCLC. The WorldShare platform makes it possible for the libraries to expand cooperation among QUL, and enhance the user experience through an expanded, merged union catalog accessible through a bilingual search interface.
Students and faculty from the Québec universities are now able to search the collections of all 18 libraries through a single search tool, Sofia. The new Sofia search capability makes it easy to locate documents among the collections of Québec university libraries in real time, showing which institutions hold the document, in which languages, and allows requests for the documents to be made within Sofia, while complying with user licenses of each institution.
WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as its foundation, which allows library staff to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for efficient workflows. WMS also enables staff to manage resources in all formats and to provide their users with improved access to the library's collections and the world's knowledge.
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