Through the OCLC RESPOND program, AMICAL libraries obtain access to a powerful set of services for management, discovery and sharing of library collections. They also become members of the OCLC cooperative, able to benefit from the opportunities that opens for professional contact and development. In particular, RESPOND libraries get access to:
- OCLC Cataloging Subscription
- WorldCat Discovery Services (base level) and WorldCat via FirstSearch
- WorldShare ILL
- WorldShare Collection Evaluation
As part of this package, they also obtain access to related services such as WorldShare Collection Manager and a basic version of the CONTENTdm digital collection management system.
As members of the cooperative, AMICAL institutions contribute information about their libraries’ holdings, and in many cases contribute their area or language expertise to the cooperative through their cataloging or by adding their voice to professional conversations, user forums and the Members Council.
AMICAL member institutions interested in joining RESPOND, or with questions about the program, should contact the OCLC Committee.