July 4, 2022

with Julie Cleverley and Debbie Morris, Leeds Beckett University.

A webinar in our “Library Perspectives” series documenting the experience of implementing new software or systems.

This webinar will discussed how and why Leeds Beckett University decided to implement OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services library systems platform in 2021. It will outlined the selection and implementation process and the impact WMS has had on Leeds Beckett Library services, aligning this to the project’s original objectives.

Our speakers:

Julie Cleverley is Journals and Electronic Resources Manager at Leeds Beckett University. She leads a team providing electronic resource access to the university, including resource acquisition, authentication, discovery and analytics and has been working in the area for over 20 years. Julie led the e-resources and discovery elements of the WMS project. Debbie Morris is Digital Library Services Manager at Leeds Beckett University and has worked in the library systems area since 2008. She leads a team responsible for library systems, research systems and websites and project-managed the WMS implementation. Debbie’s other recent projects include a research data system implementation and academic research on digital presence in academic libraries.