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

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 We will also be supporting

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

Archived titles reports for Cycle 8 now available!

The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) is pleased to announce that the eighth archiving cycle disclosure process is complete. Cycle 8 (2019) annual collection comparison reports are now available for WEST’s full members to download in AGUA. Both full and supporting members

WEST Cycles 10 & 11 Call for Unarchived Holdings & Webinar

In the beginning of September, the WEST Project Team sent out a call for unarchived holdings data from WEST Full Members, which will inform the next round of collection analysis (cycles 10 & 11) that will determine what to archive