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Add services and manage staff accounts

OCLC Services account page

Use the OCLC Services account page to either create a WorldShare account or to add a service to your existing WorldShare account. For additional information, see Activate single sign-in for WorldShare related products, Use the OCLC Services account page.

About provisioning

In order for you to be able to add a service to your account, your institution first must be provisioned for that service by OCLC Order Services. Provisioning usually happens with these steps:

  1. Your library orders a service, completes an order form, or completes a request form. However, you institution might not need to fill out a request form if you are part of a migration or in another special situation.
  2. Order Services provisions your institution so that individuals can acquire access to the service.
  3. Provisioning makes it so an individual with your institution's authorizations and/or credentials can create or add a service to their account by using the OCLC Services account page.

Accounts for additional staff members

Recommendations

  • Each institution has an institution-specific WorldShare URL. For example: https://yourlibrary.share.worldcat.org/wms
  • Each staff member should have their own, individual account credentials

Two options to add staff accounts

There are two options to add staff accounts:

  1. OCLC Services account page - Staff members can follow the instructions to Use the OCLC Services account page. They should start at the beginning of the page to decide if they are creating or adding to an account.
  2. WorldShare Admin module - Anyone with an administrative role for a service can edit roles and manage staff accounts for that service in the Admin module in the WorldShare interface. For additional information, see WorldShare Admin, User Management.

 Caution: By default, administrative roles will be assigned for any staff that Use the OCLC Services account page. You can edit roles in the Admin module of the WorldShare interface.

WorldShare Admin module

Anyone with an administrative role for a service can edit roles and manage staff accounts for that service in the Admin module in the WorldShare interface.

For additional information, see WorldShare Admin, User Management.

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