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Author: Danielle Watters Westbrook

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) ( 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 […]

WEST starts Archive Cycle 5!

WEST is pleased to announce that work is already underway for Archive Cycle 5! Currently, members are providing files of library journal holdings data for the fifth round of collection analysis. Each year, WEST members provide their holdings for regional […]

WEST invites title nominations for deep backfiles to hold in place

Does your library have a deep print journal backfile you would be willing to archive in place on behalf of the region? WEST would like to invite member libraries to nominate moderately held deep backfiles for archiving in place. This […]

WEST Strategic Planning Progress – Initial Recommendations for Change, 2016 and beyond

On June 3rd, the WEST Executive Committee and Operations and Collections Council convened to review member feedback from the recent program assessment and plan for WEST’s future beyond 2016. A final report with outcomes from that meeting is available on […]

WEST Update Delivered at Member Meeting at ALA Annual 2014

The ALA Annual WEST Member Meeting took place on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in LVCC-N120. Following a presentation from the WEST Project Team, we had an excellent Q&A session. Thank you to everyone who joined us! If you were unable to attend, please […]

Emily Stambaugh speaks on “Moving Shared Print to the Network Level” at ALA Annual 2014

The ALA Annual 2014 Print Archive Network (PAN) meeting on June 27 was followed by a session titled, “Looking to the Future of Shared Print,” co-sponsored by the Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS) and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). […]

Roles and Responsibilities of an Archive Holder

WEST is excited to invite more members to act as Archive Holders this cycle. WEST believes strongly in the importance of the distributed model for serials print archiving. WEST currently has 20 Archive Holders and will invite 40 more members […]