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Author: Danielle Watters Westbrook

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) (http://doodle.com/rcb8r8cyeb6if3a5) 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

Update Delivered at ALA Midwinter 2015 WEST Member Meeting

The ALA Midwinter WEST Member Meeting took place on Sunday, Feb. 01, 2015 from 1-2:30 pm in the Hilton Chicago (Continental C). Thank you to everyone who braved the snow storm to join us! If you were unable to attend, please find

WEST member meeting at ALA Midwinter in Chicago: Please RSVP if you plan to attend

The ALA Annual WEST Member Meeting is happening on Sunday, Feb. 01, 2015 from 1-2:30 pm in the Hilton Chicago (Continental C). Please RSVP to our poll (found here) (http://doodle.com/u7rqy5mrktpf8pm6) if you plan to attend. Please list your institution next to your

Call for WEST Cycle 3 (2013/14) statistics underway

WEST cycle 3 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/borrowing statistics from our members and Archive Holders. These

Announcing University of California Libraries’ Shared Print RoadMap 2014-2018

The University of California Libraries recently adopted a roadmap for UC shared print activities for the next few years. Key projects and policies that our libraries will pursue and explore include: Coordinated print serials archiving to UCs two Regional Library