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Author: Anna Striker

CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Collaboration Update

The CDL, CRL, & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration (CCH Collab) continues to act on its guiding principles of transparency, inclusion and responsiveness, focusing their 2021 activities on increasing community engagement and improving technology solutions supporting shared print. The Collab has…

Reminder and Full Agenda: WEST Members Meeting Thursday, July 29, 12:30-2pm PT

WEST will hold its 2021 summer members’ meeting virtually this year on Thursday July 29, 2021, from 12:30-2pm PT. Please register in advance for this meeting. Information for joining the meeting will be shared automatically after registering.  Welcome and…

WEST Working Groups Update

In the 2019 Strategic Planning Session the WEST governance groups issued several recommendations to form working groups to review various aspects of the WEST program. The following working groups were formed and have been working on executing their charges over…

WEST Releases Updated Disclosure Policy

In 2019, the WEST governance committees held a Strategic Planning session and issued a number of recommendations for the WEST program to take action on in the coming years, including to review and revise the WEST Disclosure Policy and Validation…

New publication: AGUA Technical Team Accomplishments on Major WEST Development Project

The AGUA team has recently published an article in the Code4Lib Journal describing a major development project the team executed during the fourth WEST Development Phase (Phase 4), completed in 2019. This development project enhanced the AGUA system’s ability to…

Save the date + Registration Open: WEST Members Meeting Thursday, July 29, 12:30-2pm PT

WEST will hold its 2021 summer members’ meeting virtually this year on Thursday July 29, 2021, from 12:30-2pm PT. Please register in advance for this meeting. Information for joining the meeting will be shared automatically after registering. This meeting…

Yearly WEST Contacts Review

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

New Value of WEST and Member Communication Resources Available

As part of WEST’s continued efforts to support member communication about the goals and value of WEST, a new suite of documents are now available for members to use both internally and externally when discussing WEST and shared print initiatives.…

AGUA Development Phase 5: Mid-Phase Report

Every other year WEST solicits unarchived holdings files from members and performs a collections analysis to identify what journals will be archived on behalf of the group over the next two years. During the ‘off years’ the WEST project team…

Continue the Conversation: CDL, CRL, and HathiTrust Collaboration and Shared Print in the Collections Lifecycle

In May 2021, the CDL, CRL, and HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration (CCH Collab) held two open discussions to gather feedback from the shared print and library communities about the needs and trajectories of embedding shared print in the collections lifecycle.…

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