15 December, 2011

The American University of Armenia’s  AGBU Papazian Library is pleased to announce that it now offers its users access to the WorldCat Local “quick start” enhancements. The great advantage of WorldCat Local is that it makes a huge amount of information resources (more than 892 million items) readily available in one search—in one place. The Papazian Library has had a subscription to WorldCat, and now has taken the first step towards WorldCat Local by implementing WC Local “quick start,” the Web-based cooperative library management service. WorldCat Local connects its users’ search experiences with library management systems. Today this means that WorldCat-subscribing libraries, including the  Papazian Library, will receive a library-branded view of WorldCat.org with their local library holdings and WorldCat resource sharing. Soon WorldCat will also add modules for Web-scale delivery and circulation, license management, print and electronic acquisitions, and more. The Papazian Library is confident that this will dramatically enhance the experience of its over ten thousand patrons in the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.