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Author: Alison Wohlers

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…

WEST Members Meeting at ALA Annual in New Orleans, LA – Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

The ALA Annual WEST Members Meeting is scheduled to occur on Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 1:00-2:30pm (CT) in the Marriott Convention Center Hotel, Blaine Kern E&F.. Please RSVP to our poll (found here) (https://doodle.com/poll/gwr32beffxbgkgui#table) if you plan to attend.…

WEST Outlines Policy to Guide Vetting of Rosemont Decisions

As a participating program in the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, WEST is represented on both the Alliance’s Executive and Operations Committees. The decision-making model of the Alliance is based on building consensus among the participating programs and as a…

Cycles 8/9 Collections Analysis Underway – Initial Findings and Summary Reports Available for Download

WEST completed its last full collection analysis in 2016 when, for the first time, WEST Archive Holders and Builders made commitments for two years of archiving work. Now, as WEST nears the end of the second year of that work,…

Call for Cycle 7 Archive Disclosures – Due May 25, 2018

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 7. Cycle 7 marks the second year in WEST’s inaugural two-year archiving period.…