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Author: Anna Striker

CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Summit for Shared Print in the Collections Lifecycle

Background In 2020, CDL joined in collaboration with the Center for Research Libraries and HathiTrust (the CCH Collaboration) to play a facilitative leadership role in advancing shared print’s transition to a new phase of integration and interoperability (read more here

WEST Cycles 12 & 13 Unarchived Holdings Ingest is Complete!

In September WEST distributed a call to members to submit files of their unarchived print journal and serial holdings to seed the Cycles 12 & 13 collections analysis. Members’ files have been received and ingested in AGUA, completing the first…

2022 WEST Executive Committee Election Results; Affirmation of the WEST Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles; and Operations and Collections Council (OCC) Appointments

WEST carried out elections for the Executive Committee and to affirm the program’s new Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles between November 16, 2021 and December 10, 2021. WEST Executive Committee Election Results A quorum of 51% of the votes was…

Rosemont Alliance Executive Committee 2021 Annual Meeting

The Rosemont Alliance Executive Committee held its annual ‘in person’ meeting virtually on December 6. The Executive Committee received updates from the Operations Committee on the Rosemont Alliance task list and progress made in pursuit of the strategic directions,…

Spotlight on AGUA Development: Enhancing Local Discovery of Shared Collections

One of WEST’s major program goals is, of course, preserving the print record to ensure the ongoing availability of these materials for current and future scholars. But how do scholars find those materials if they’re held by other WEST members?…

Partnership for Shared Book Collections Quarterly Report (September 2021) now available

The Partnership for Shared Book Collections has released their quarterly report for 2021Q3. The report includes a roundup of accomplishments the Partnership has achieved in the last three months, updates Partnership governance committee and working group areas of focus, and…

WEST Cycles 12 & 13 Call for Unarchived Holdings & Webinar

WEST is getting ready to identify the next round of archiving priorities for archiving Cycles 12 & 13!  We are therefore asking all WEST Members (Full and Supporting) to provide MARC bibliographic and holdings data for your currently held, unarchived,…

Cycle 10 (2021) Collection Comparison Reports Now Available

One of the many benefits of WEST membership is the regular collection analysis that feeds our archiving activity; we also share the results of our analysis with members in yearly collection comparison reports as well as the On Demand Comparison…

New Publications of Note

The past several months have seen a flurry of new publications focused on the historical and ongoing evolution of print management in libraries.  Ben Walker of the University of Florida published a history of library storage solutions at the University

Notes from WEST’s July 2021 Member Meeting

WEST’s 2021 summer member meeting was held virtually on July 29. Meeting participants included a number of returning and first-time attendees, and included staff representing Archive Builders, Archive Holders, and Non-Archive Holders as well as WEST’s Rosemont Alliance partner programs.…

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