OCLC’s newly released WorldCat Local online catalog solution has quickly gathered a number of implementers. This new search and discovery service offers a number of advantages over traditional ILS catalogs.
One Baptist library, the James P. Boyce Centennial Library at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently implemented a WorldCat Local instance to help them better serve their patrons. Rob Brunansky, the IT director at SBTS, shared this library’s “success story” on the OCLC site. Anyone is welcome to try the SBTS WorldCat Local instance if you would like to see how this solution differs from traditional catalogs.