For more than twenty years, OCLC has partnered with Sabinet, a leading provider of electronic information services to libraries in South Africa. South Africa was the first country to build their regional infrastructure in the global environment that is WorldCat and WorldShare.
Faced with the challenge of delivering high-quality education in a fragile economy, Sabinet recognized that partnering with a global solutions provider could help them realize powerful economies of scale. In particular, Sabinet helps South African libraries provide international materials from libraries around the world, while also managing the flow of African information sources within region.
This longstanding partnership has succeeded because the approach has enabled South African libraries to retain their distinct identities, while aligning their strategy with a global solution.
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