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Author: Anna Striker

Cycle 9 (2020) 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…

Introducing New WEST Archives Web Pages

One of the recommendations made by the WEST governance groups at the 2019 Strategic Planning Session was to “assess and update WEST’s website, curation of documentation, and communication strategies.” To this end, the WEST project team has been working to…

Cycles 10/11 Archiving Proposals Now Available for Review and Commitment

In fall 2019 full WEST members submitted their unarchived serials holdings to WEST for analysis, which identifies the next set of journals for archiving. WEST is pleased to announce that the analysis is complete, and proposals for Cycles 10/11 archiving…

Newly Redesigned AGUA Interface

The AGUA decision support service has served WEST well through several Archiving Cycles, allowing us to target high quality titles for archiving that will have the greatest impact for members. Over several development phases the AGUA development team has added…

OCLC Webinar Recording Available – Shared Print Registration and Discovery: New Tools, Services, and Support for Libraries

In late May 2020 OCLC and the Center for Research Libraries unveiled enhancements to the shared print infrastructure that were collaboratively developed with the financial support of a Mellon Foundation grant. On June 17 OCLC hosted a webinar to introduce…

Notes from the summer WEST Members’ Meeting

WEST hosted its summer Members’ Meeting on June 22, the first Members’ Meeting to be offered entirely virtually. Over 40 individuals from over 35 WEST member institutions were in attendance, hearing program updates as well as targeted presentations on burgeoning…

Introducing new ‘About WEST’ web pages

One of the recommendations made by the WEST governance groups at the 2019 Strategic Planning Session was to “assess and update WEST’s website, curation of documentation, and communication strategies.” To this end, the WEST project team has been working to…

OCLC Launches Shared Print Infrastructure Enhancements

In 2018 OCLC and the Center for Research Libraries were awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a joint Shared Print Data Infrastructure project. Two major development projects that OCLC and CRL have undertaken are a…

Registration Open for Virtual PAN Forum – June 26, 12-3pm PT

Registration is now open for this year’s Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum, which will take place virtually on June 26, 2020, from 12-3pm PT / 2-5pm CT. The PAN Forum will include updates from various shared print programs and…

WEST contact updates

WEST has recently sent an email to all Primary Contacts asking them to review and, if necessary, update their contacts for various WEST activities. This ensures that WEST is sending communications to the appropriate staff at each member institution, and…