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Author: Alison Wohlers

The Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) Joins the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance

On March 12, EAST and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance announced EAST’s participation in the Alliance. EAST joins the four founding Rosemont members—BTAA, FLARE, Scholars Trust, and WEST—in a national effort to ensure the preservation and availability of print journal…

Update Delivered at ALA Midwinter 2018 WEST Members Meeting

WEST members met during the February ALA Midwinter Conference in Denver. Over 20 representatives of WEST member institutions were able to attend, including several members of WEST’s Executive Committee and Operations and Collections Council. The WEST Project Team provided updates…

WEST Executive Committee Election Results

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…

WEST Representatives Attend Rosemont Shared Print Alliance In-person Meeting

On November 3rd, WEST representatives from the WEST Executive Committee, supported by the WEST Project Team, traveled to Rosemont, Illinois to take part in an in-person strategic meeting of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance. WEST’s representatives on the Rosemont…

WEST Members Meeting at ALA Midwinter in Denver, Colorado – Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

The ALA Midwinter WEST Members Meeting is happening on Sunday, February 11, 2018, from 1-2:30 pm (MT) in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Room Centennial H. Please RSVP to our poll (found here) (https://doodle.com/poll/4cei792qgs3b6udh) if you plan to attend. Please list…

WEST passes resolution honoring Emily Stambaugh

On November 17, 2017, the WEST Executive Committee passed the following resolution honoring Emily Stambaugh for her many contributions to shared print and the WEST program. Resolution Honoring Emily Stambaugh WHEREAS, Emily Stambaugh has served as Shared Print Manager for…

Introducing the WEST Technical Support and Expertise Forum

The past six months or so—marked by disclosures of archived titles and collecting files of unarchived holdings—have demonstrated that many of our members are managing ILS transitions and other technical shifts that can delay or complicate WEST activities. At the…

WEST Webinar: Rosemont Shared Print Alliance Overview

On October 11th and 18th, the WEST Project Team hosted two webinars, during which Emily Stambaugh provided an overview of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and WEST’s role in that alliance. In October of 2015, representatives from four state and…

OCLC’s Vision and Services to Support the Collective Collection

In August, OCLC’s President and CEO, Skip Prichard, announced OCLC’s vision for supporting the Collective Collection. This will include support for shared print services. For more details, please watch this video (5 minutes). More recently, OCLC’s Vice President of Global…

Announcing the Completion of New Enhancements for the AGUA Analysis and Decision Support Tool

During the past year, the WEST Development and Project teams have worked together to realize six important enhancements for the AGUA tool. We are pleased to announce that these enhancements have been successfully tested and are now live in the…