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Author: Alison Wohlers

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

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 […]

Call for WEST Cycle 6 (2016/17) Statistics is Underway – extended deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017

WEST Cycle 6 statistics gathering is well underway! Thank you to everyone who has responded to our call – we greatly appreciate it. Following each cycle, WEST collects deselection, archiving, and lending statistics from our Members and Archive Holders. Currently, […]

WEST Webinar: The Why and How of Submitting Unarchived Holdings Files

In the beginning of September, the WEST Project Team sent out a request for unarchived holdings data from Full Members, which will inform the coming round of collections analysis determining what to archive next. On September 13th and 20th, the […]

Annual Collection Comparison Reports for Cycle 6 now available in AGUA

At the end of August, the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) announced that the sixth archiving cycle is complete and the Cycle 6/2017 collection comparison reports are available to full members. If your institution provided records for analysis in fall […]

Need to Weed? WEST Webinar: On Demand Collection Comparison Report

On August 2nd and 9th, the WEST Project Team hosted two webinars aimed to support members in WEST archiving activities and the use of decision support services. The webinars featured the newly developed On Demand Collection Comparison Report in AGUA. […]