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Author: Alison Wohlers

Why WEST? Members Discuss the Value and Future of WEST and Shared Print during the WEST Member Meeting at ALA Annual 2019

On Sunday, June 23rd, WEST members, and colleagues from other shared print programs, gathered for WEST’s biannual member meeting. The highlight of the meeting was indisputably a panel discussion by members exploring the value of WEST, shared print in general,…

Call for Cycle 8 Archive Disclosures – Due May 31, 2019

The WEST project team recently sent out a call for WEST Archive Holders and Builders to submit metadata records describing the journal backfiles archived during WEST Cycle 8. Back in September, WEST members committed to titles for archiving during Cycles

Upcoming Refresher Webinars for WEST Members – May and June

There are some great opportunities coming up to refresh your WEST know-how, whether you are new to WEST activities or an old-hand at this! First, coming up on May 15 from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm ET) is a Journal Retention and…

Save the Date! WEST Member Meeting during ALA Annual – Sunday, June 23 from 1-2:30pm ET

The WEST Member Meeting for ALA Annual 2019 in Washington, DC is scheduled for Sunday, June 23, from 1:00 – 2:30pm. Please join us to hear brief program updates and enjoy a WEST member panel discussion and Q&A session on…

WEST Welcomes New Member – CSU Bakersfield

WEST is very pleased to welcome a new member in 2019 – California State University, Bakersfield! Bakersfield is the tenth CSU campus to join WEST. California State University institutions have long been valued members of the WEST program. Many of…

Updates and Discussion at the ALA Midwinter 2019 WEST Member Meeting

WEST members met during ALA Midwinter on Sunday, January 27th. About 20 representatives (ranging from deans, to collection managers, to technical services experts) gathered to hear WEST updates and engage with a panel of WEST’s Archive Builders. Meeting slides are…

2019 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council Appointments

The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) is governed by an Executive Committee that oversees the operation and development of WEST and works to integrate WEST with related archiving programs nationally and internationally. WEST members cast their votes in elections for…

CDL Job Opening: Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst

Are you passionate about print collection management in academic libraries? Do you thrive in cooperative environments, excel at facilitating collaborative efforts, and enjoy conceiving and executing innovative analyses? The California Digital Library (CDL) seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the…

Please RSVP if you plan to attend! WEST Members Meeting during ALA Midwinter – Sunday, January 27, 1-2:30pm PT

The WEST members meeting for ALA Midwinter 2019 in Seattle is scheduled for Sunday, January 27, from 1:00 – 2:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 403 Cispus Room. ALA event link available here. Please RSVP…

WEST Cycles 8 and 9 Commitments Finalized

At the end of September, WEST members finalized their commitments for titles to be archived over Cycles 8 and 9, which will extend through spring of 2020. WEST continues to be a widely distributed effort for low-risk, Bronze titles, with…