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Author: Anna Striker

Welcome to Marri Atienza, CDL’s new Information Services Analyst!

I am very pleased to announce that Marri Atienza has joined the Information Services team as our newest Information Services Analyst beginning June 3. In this role, Marri will join Kristen Chua providing essential support to users of CDL services […]

Upcoming Shared Print Events

Shared Print Actions: Terminology follow up discussions The Shared Print Metadata Guidelines (SPMG) working group hosted a public webinar on November 7 to formally introduce the draft terminology as well as plans for approving it across the shared print community.  […]

WEST Cycles 14 & 15 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 14 & 15 collections analysis. Members’ files have been received and ingested in AGUA, completing the first […]

Shared Print Publication: A Model to Determine Optimal Numbers of Monograph Copies for Preservation in Shared Print Collections

In September, College & Research Libraries published the much-anticipated “A Model to Determine Optimal Numbers of Monograph Copies for Preservation in Shared Print Collections.” This paper is the culmination of work in the Partnership for Shared Book Collections into risk […]

Update on Merging the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections

In the spring of 2023, the Rosemont and Partnership Executive Committees endorsed a recommendation to merge the business and operations of the two federations to create a single organization to coordinate further development of shared print collection management and information […]

The Future of Shared Print Metadata: Towards a New Shared Print Actions: Terminology

The shared print community has long relied on the OCLC Shared Print Metadata Guidelines to disclose retention commitments and physical validation activities in local and national systems which is based on Preservation & Digitization Actions: Terminology for MARC 21 Field […]

Updated AGUA On Demand Comparison Filtering Capability

The AGUA Development Team has completed updates to the new filtering capabilities in the On Demand Comparison tool. Users may now select whether to include or exclude titles from their results based on specific criteria, such as archiving program, validation […]

WEST Metadata Validation Reports Now Available in AGUA

The AGUA Development Team has recently completed a project to make WEST members’ metadata validation reports available in AGUA. These reports are generated by the AGUA Technical Team during the biennial unarchived holdings submission period and the annual archiving disclosure […]

Cycle 12 (2023) 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 […]

WEST Deselection and Gap Filling Resources

One of WEST’s core program goals is to facilitate local space reclamation by creating a robust and highly reliable archive of shared print journal collections. To help members take full advantage of this shared collection, WEST has developed a number […]