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Author: Alison Wohlers

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 […]

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 […]