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Author: Alison Wohlers

WEST Summer 2024 Member Meeting – Harnessing the value of shared print in local action

WEST will hold its summer 2024 member meeting virtually on Friday, July 26, from 10am-12pm PT.  The meeting will include sessions reporting to members on the continuation of Future of WEST planning and implementation. There will also be a workshop […]

California Digital Library Welcomes Nika Worth as Shared Print Analyst!

I am delighted to announce that Nika Worth will join the California Digital Library (CDL) as Shared Print Analyst effective Monday, July 8, 2024. The Shared Print Team at CDL is part of the Shared Collections program area, which also […]

Journal Archiving Campaign Service (JACS) Refresher Webinar – Thursday, June 6, 1-2:15pm PT

Please join UC shared print enthusiasts for this refresher webinar, which will provide an overview of the Journal Archiving Campaign Service (JACS), one of UC Libraries’ long-standing serial shared print initiatives.  We hope that a wide range of UC library folks […]

Opportunity for WEST members to share development ideas and needs

During ‘off years’ of the collection analysis cycle, WEST works on identifying and building out enhancements to AGUA (, both on the backend to increase automation and improve our ability to perform the collection analyses and on the front end […]

Call for Cycle 13 WEST Archiving Disclosures

The WEST project team recently sent out a call for WEST Archive Holders and Builders* to submit records of all materials archived for WEST to CDL via the file upload tool in AGUA. WEST asks that members include records for […]

The WEST Executive Committee Establishes a Steering Committee & Updates Composition and Eligibility Requirements

In February 2024, the WEST Executive Committee approved a proposal to shift from a committee leadership structure of Subcommittees to a Steering Committee. Additionally, the Executive Committee finalized updates to the committee’s composition and eligibility requirements.  Establishing an Executive Steering […]

WEST Welcomes New Members! Graduate Theological Union, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Mesa University, and Southern Methodist University

WEST is excited to welcome four new member libraries to the trust network as of July 2023! The Graduate Theological Union (GTU), located in Berkeley, CA, joins as a member of the Statewide Electronic Licensing Consortium (SCELC) membership in WEST. […]

2023 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council (OCC) Appointments

WEST Executive Committee Election Results WEST carried out elections for the Executive Committee between November 21, 2022 and December 9, 2022. WEST surpassed the quorum of 51% and achieved a 66% response rate in favor of the 2023 Executive Committee […]

Help shape the future of WEST – Town hall recording and opportunities for input

In 2020, the WEST Executive Committee charged the Non-journal Formats Working Group to explore areas of expansion for WEST. The Working Group has developed five pilot proposals and seeks member input as an important component of drafting final recommendations to […]

Updates to the WEST Executive Committee Composition and Candidacy

In 2021, the WEST Executive Committee reviewed WEST’s governance documentation and made two updates to the Executive Committee’s composition and candidacy parameters to expand the range of perspectives that shape WEST’s strategic directions and to further enhance the connection between […]