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Author: Alison Wohlers

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 […]

CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration collection comparison tool release

The WEST Project Team is pleased to acknowledge and report on the announcement of the CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Collaboration collection comparison tool release. The release of this publicly available, collection comparison tool brings new capabilities and network-level connections to […]

CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration collection comparison tool release

In the beginning of 2020, CDL joined with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and HathiTrust to form a Collaboration for Shared Print Infrastructure. Working together, the Collaboration seeks to build on a decade of community innovation and expertise to […]

Print Archive Network Forum Summary and Follow-up Discussion (July 2nd from 9-10am PT)

On Friday, June 26, the Center for Research Libraries hosted the first ever all-virtual Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum bringing together over 100 colleagues of the collaborative library community for a robust agenda of short presentations and panel discussions. It […]

CDL, CRL, & HathiTrust Collaboration for Shared Print Infrastructure

In June, California Digital Library (CDL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), & HathiTrust affirmed their commitment – first announced in January 2020 – to take the lead in building on the last decade of shared print efforts to realize […]

Partnership for Shared Book Collections – Save the Date: Webinar: Best Practices for Shared Print Programs | Wednesday, June 3rd at 1pm

This will be the first official Partnership event since UC Libraries Shared Print Program joined the federation. The coordination and development of best practices for shared print is an opportunity to align existing programs, pave a smooth way for new […]

UC Libraries’ Shared Print Program Joins the Partnership for Shared Book Collections

The University of California Libraries’ Shared Print program has joined the Partnership for Shared Book Collections, a federation of shared print monographic programs that aims to coordinate shared print collaboration in North America to support cost-effective retention and access to […]