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WEST Phase 4 AGUA Systems Development Updates

This has been a very productive development cycle for the AGUA development team, with a mix of front-end updates to the user interface as well as back-end changes that will help facilitate journal family identification and collection analysis. New interface for submitting unarchived holdings files in AGUA: Many of you have already used this for

WorldCat Discovery: Public Notes from LHRs display with item information

The WorldCat Discovery installation on October 17, 2019 included the following new enhancement. The running list of release notes can be found at (Note: Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the

UC Irvine first campus to launch Presidential OA Policy

This week, UC Irvine became the first UC campus to launch the UC Presidential Open Access Policy implementation, enabling UC Irvine Health Science Clinical Professors and Librarians to join their Academic Senate colleagues in using the

SCP Monthly Update — October 2019

SCP posted the distribution statistics report for the month of September 2019. This monthly report shows net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access collections. They are color coded as: Net Increase (Green) --

New Resource: CINAHL Complete

  CINAHL Complete is now a Tier 2 resource replacing CINAHL Plus with Full Text.  The current subscribers to CINAHL Complete are UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco.   UCB, UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCSD and

Biochemical Society Journals move to the Silverchair platform in October

  The Biochemical Society Journals via Portland Press will switch from the Highwire Press to the Silverchair platform on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  Per the

Licensing Positions Available at the California Digital Library!

We’re hiring!  The California Digital Library has an outstanding opportunity for two dynamic, highly-motivated individuals to join our systemwide licensed collections team.   This is

Rosemont Shared Print Alliance update

In 2015 and 2016 WEST began engaging in conversations with other regional shared print programs across the country to explore ways we could collaborate on various issues impacting shared print. From these conversations the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance was born, an organization that facilitates information sharing, leveraging the experience and

Welcome Rachel Lee, P&SC’s New Publications Manager

The Publishing & Special Collections Group welcomes Rachel Lee as the new Publications Manager for eScholarship! Leveraging her deep expertise in journal publishing, Rachel will develop new programs and materials to support the success of the

Save the Date! WEST Member Meeting at ALA Midwinter – January 26, 2020, 1-2:30pm EST

The WEST Member Meeting for ALA Midwinter 2020 in Philadelphia, PA, is scheduled for Sunday, January 26 from 1-2:30pm EST. This session is open to anyone interested in WEST or shared print, and will include program updates. Please join us to hear about what WEST has been doing this year! Stay tuned for more details and location information!