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Author: Anna Striker

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

The Partnership for Shared Book Collections has released their quarterly report for 2021Q1. 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…

Registration Open for Partnership for Shared Book Collections Best Practices Webinar

Since 2020, the Partnership for Shared Book Collections’ Best Practices Working Group has collaborated on the development of several new best practices for shared print programs. Join the Best Practices Working Group for this webinar to learn more about…

Shared Print Functionalities Across OCLC Services

In their continued support of shared print, OCLC has released a guide to accessing shared print information in various OCLC products based on commitments registered by institutions and programs. All commitments must be registered using WorldShare Collection Manager, but there…

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…

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…

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…

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…

WEST will migrate away from using the OCLC shared print second symbol

At the close of 2019, WEST completed its most recent program assessment and strategic planning process. Assessment outcomes pointed to the timeliness of reviewing and updating key WEST operational policies and practices. Around the same time, OCLC moved into…

Save the dates! Upcoming Shared Print Meetings and Webinars

A number of shared print events are scheduled for the coming months, including regular mid-winter meetings such as the Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum and the WEST Members Meeting, scheduled for the last two weeks in January. In February the…

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