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Author: Alison Wohlers

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 if […]

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) ( if you plan to attend. Please list […]

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 part […]

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. During […]

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 Executive […]