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Author: Anna Striker

2019 WEST Assessment Report and Strategic Planning outcomes now available – register for an informational webinar today

During 2019, the Western Regional Storage Trust performed its third program assessment, comprised of a member survey sent to WEST directors and primary contacts, two Archive Builder focus groups to gain insights about the distinct work that they perform on…

2020 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council Appointment

WEST carried out elections for the Executive Committee between December 20, 2019 and January 10, 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…

Shared Print Meetings at ALA Midwinter 2020 (Jan. 24-28, 2020) in Philadelphia, PA

This year’s ALA Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia, PA, includes a number of sessions of interest to the shared print community. The sessions cover a wide range of topics within shared print, including the launch of a new federation of monographic…

Rosemont Shared Print Alliance Open Information Session at ALA Midwinter

The Rosemont Shared Print Alliance is hosting an open information session at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia. Come join us for an introduction to the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance including the mission, the member programs, an update on what Rosemont has…

UPDATE: WEST Member Meeting at ALA Midwinter location announced – January 26, 2020, 1-2:30pm EST – Register now!

WEST has received our meeting room assignment for the Member Meeting at ALA Midwinter 2020 in Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 1201 Market Street Franklin 1 (4th floor) Philadelphia, PA 19107 January 26, 1-2:30pm EST WEST member meetings are open…

Updates on OCLC shared print infrastructure

In the summer of 2018, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to OCLC and CRL to support a joint Shared Print Data Infrastructure project to “enhance the underlying infrastructure of the OCLC WorldCat database and CRL’s Print Archives…

Call for WEST Archiving, Deselection, and Lending Statistics for Cycle 8 (2018/2019)

Every year WEST asks member institutions to report information about various programmatic activities, including archiving for WEST, lending of WEST archived materials, and deselection of journals from local collections. This year we’re using a slightly different approach from previous years:…

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…

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,…

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…