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Shared Print Registration Webinar Recordings Now Available

The Partnership for Shared Book Collections and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance co-sponsored a two-part webinar series on the new OCLC Shared Print Registration Service on Wednesday February 17 and Friday February 19. The first session focused on the different…

Additional content added to Maruzen eBook Library

UCLA Library has contributed funding to acquire the following 11 Japanese reference e-books from Maruzen eBook Library (MeL) to share with all UC campus users. 1 Kaō inshō zuten 花押・印章図典 Yoshikawa Kobunkan 2018 9784642211130 2 Jiten Nihon no nengō 事典日本の年号…

Notes from WEST’s January 2021 Members’ Meeting

WEST’s 2021 winter members’ meeting was held virtually on January 28. Meeting participants included a number of first-time attendees, and included staff representing Archive Builders, Archive Holders, and Non-Archive Holders as well as staff from one of WEST’s Rosemont Alliance…

CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration collection comparison tool release

The WEST Project Team is pleased to acknowledge and report on the announcement of the CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Collaboration collection comparison tool release. The release of this publicly available, collection comparison tool brings new capabilities and network-level connections to…

CRL joins the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and Partnership for Shared Book Collections

As a founding member of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, WEST is pleased to share that the Rosemont Alliance Executive Committee has accepted the Center for Research Libraries’ (CRL) application to join the Rosemont Alliance as the newest partner program.…

2021 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council Appointment

WEST carried out elections for the Executive Committee between November 24, 2020 and December 21, 2020. The WEST project team is very happy to report that a quorum of 51% of the votes was surpassed in favor of the proposed…

SCP Update – February 2021

For the detailed list of net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access collections, see the distribution statistics report for January 2021. SCP Overview  Monthly Updates  The following chart and table show the overall…

New Resource: Apabi 100 Chinese Historical Newspapers

Four campuses (UCB, UCI, UCLA, UCSD) recently licensed Apabi 100 Chinese Historical Newspapers –– 100 rare historical newspapers in the Chinese language published mainly in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Apabi 100 Chinese Historical Newspapers; http://uclibs.org/PID/386957 B, I,…

JRNL Updates – New Gap Statement Enhancement

The Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL) program recently unveiled enhancements that change how gaps are managed. In the past, institutions wishing to take advantage of JRNL’s gap filling mechanisms were required to list each missing volume, which contributing libraries…

You Don’t Have To Be A Techie To Create Computer Transcriptions of Handwritten Documents

If your collection contains handwritten documents that could benefit from transcription, then Transkribus may be just what you need. Funded by the European Commission’s READ project, Transkribus can transcribe documents written in many languages and requires no technical knowledge on…