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Author: Danielle Watters Westbrook

Anna Striker appointed as CDL’s Systemwide Library Planning Senior Analyst

I am thrilled to announce that Anna Striker has been appointed as CDL’s Systemwide Library Planning Senior Analyst, with a planned start date of February 05. The Systemwide Library Planning (SLP) program resides within CDL and provides collaborative leadership and […]

A fond farewell and many thanks to Jayne Dickson

Please join the California Digital Library (CDL) in wishing a fond farewell and many (many!) thanks to our wonderful colleague, Jayne Dickson, who will retire from UC at the end of June 2023. Jayne joined the UC Division of Library […]

Welcome, Daisy Nip!

Please join us in welcoming Daisy Nip, CDL’s new Systemwide Data Analyst in Systemwide Library Planning. Daisy joins us from the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (DHS), where she developed and implemented a program for managing and […]

CDL Job Opening: Systemwide Data Analyst

The Systemwide Data Analyst plays an important role in advancing and supporting data-driven assessment, planning and decision-making at the University of California (UC) Libraries, which comprises the ten UC campuses, two Regional Library Facilities and the California Digital Library (CDL). As a […]

Update delivered at ALA Annual 2015 WEST Member Meeting

The ALA Annual WEST Member Meeting took place on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. Thank you to everyone who joined us! In addition to discussing WEST’s archiving progress, the WEST project team provided […]

WEST member meeting at ALA Annual in San Francisco: Please RSVP if you plan to attend

The ALA Annual WEST Member Meeting is happening on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Hotel Nikko San Francisco (in the Golden Gate room). Please RSVP to our poll (found here) ( if you plan to attend. Please list […]

Call for Cycle 4 Archive Disclosures – Due May 29th

The WEST project team recently sent out a call for WEST Archive Holders to submit metadata records describing the journal backfiles archived during WEST Cycle 4. The archiving agreements formalized each cycle between WEST and the Archive Holders includes a commitment for […]

Announcing WEST’s new FAQ!

WEST has revised its FAQ! The new WEST FAQ includes the following three sections: The Who, What, Where and How of WEST Accessing WEST Archives The Call for Holdings and Contributing Volumes to a WEST Archiver Holder Thank you to […]

Cycle 5 Collections Analysis Currently Underway

In the fall, 86 members submitted files for 109 OCLC symbols, totaling 2.4 million records. With those records, approximately 30,000 journal backfiles were identified for cycle 5 collections analysis – which is currently underway. WEST’s existing six Archive Builders will continue […]

New WEST Archive Holders Orientation Webinar

In Archive Cycle 4, WEST welcomed several more institutions to act as Archive Holders. Thank you to both our new and existing Archive Holders (now totaling 32!) for their commitment to retain print journals! To help members better understand the […]