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WorldShare Acquisitions Release Notes, April 2024


Release Date: April 20, 2024


This release of WorldShare Acquisitions includes the regionalization of shared vendor data to meet privacy and security requirements.

Many of these enhancements are the direct result of your feedback.

Recommended actions

For this release, we recommend that you review the following checklists and complete the relevant tasks so that you can adjust your policies and workflows and train your staff. These checklists identify updates that we have determined as significant for most institutions. We encourage you to review all of the items in the release notes to determine whether there are other items that might require additional action or follow up by your institution.

Administrative actions

These items require immediate action or decisions.


None at this time.

Follow-up actions

In an effort to keep your staff informed of new features and changes, you may also want to consider these items.


None at this time.

New features and enhancements

Regionalization of vendor data

Continuing our commitment to privacy (GDPR) and security standards (FedRAMP) compliance, we will be moving our vendor data to our regional data centers. Public vendor data will still be shared among libraries, but data will be shared and stored regionally rather than globally. As stated above, this helps to ensure compliance with multiple privacy and security standards which cover things like vendor contact data. All vendors currently in our global database will still be accessible within the regional scope now. New vendors created will only be shared regionally. There should be no significant impact to library workflows.

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