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Author: Anna Striker

Call for Volunteers for WEST 2020 Working Groups –Disclosure & Validation Standards and Resource Sharing

At the 2019 WEST Strategic Planning Session, WEST governance committee members created a set of strategic recommendations to guide WEST through the coming years. Among the recommendations were to create a number of working groups to review and investigate specific…

Rosemont Shared Print Alliance updates – new introductory video!

As part of WEST’s participation in the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, the project team would like to share the following updates with members. The Rosemont Alliance is a federation of shared print programs that retain their decision-making autonomy, but seek…

EXTRA SESSION ANNOUNCED: New 2019 WEST Assessment informational webinar session – February 6, 2-3:30pm PST

The WEST project team will host an additional informational webinar session to present the findings of the 2019 WEST Assessment and review the outcomes and recommendations of the in-person strategic planning session held in October 2019: Thursday February 6, 2020…

Notes from the WEST Members Meeting at 2020 ALA Midwinter

On January 26, WEST held an open Members Meeting at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, PA. During this meeting the WEST project team presented program updates as well as an overview of the 2019 WEST Member Assessment findings, outcomes from the…

2019 WEST Assessment Report and Strategic Planning outcomes now available – register for an informational webinar today

During 2019, the Western Regional Storage Trust performed its third program assessment, comprised of a member survey sent to WEST directors and primary contacts, two Archive Builder focus groups to gain insights about the distinct work that they perform on…

2020 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council Appointment

WEST carried out elections for the Executive Committee between December 20, 2019 and January 10, 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…

Shared Print Meetings at ALA Midwinter 2020 (Jan. 24-28, 2020) in Philadelphia, PA

This year’s ALA Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia, PA, includes a number of sessions of interest to the shared print community. The sessions cover a wide range of topics within shared print, including the launch of a new federation of monographic…

Rosemont Shared Print Alliance Open Information Session at ALA Midwinter

The Rosemont Shared Print Alliance is hosting an open information session at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia. Come join us for an introduction to the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance including the mission, the member programs, an update on what Rosemont has…

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

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 WEST member meetings are open…

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…