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Category: Shared Print

WEST will migrate away from using the OCLC shared print second symbol

At the close of 2019, WEST completed its most recent program assessment and strategic planning process. Assessment outcomes pointed to the timeliness of reviewing and updating key WEST operational policies and practices. Around the same time, OCLC moved into…

Save the dates! Upcoming Shared Print Meetings and Webinars

A number of shared print events are scheduled for the coming months, including regular mid-winter meetings such as the Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum and the WEST Members Meeting, scheduled for the last two weeks in January. In February the…

WEST Cycles 10/11 Archiving Commitments Are Complete!

The WEST project team is pleased to announce that all archiving commitments for Cycles 10/11 have been submitted! For this Cycle, WEST proposed 3,649 journal families to 31 institutions; after reviewing their proposals, 25 institutions committed to 2,770 journal families…

WEST Welcomes Two New Archive Builders

During the 2019 Strategic Planning Session, the WEST governance groups issued two strategic recommendations that shaped the 2020 collections analysis: Recommendation 3a: Prioritize development/analysis to surface Silver and Gold titles that are invisible because they are not held by any…

SAVE THE DATE: WEST Virtual Members’ Meeting January 28 9:30-11am PT – Registration Open!

WEST will hold its 2021 winter members’ meeting virtually, outside of the ALA Midwinter virtual conference, on Thursday January 28 from 9:30-11am PT. Please register in advance for this meeting at https://UCOP.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwof-qvqjsvGNVUp6m9lPnu3EzdapIXcPBh. Information for joining the meeting will be…

New Articles on Shared Print in Library Literature

In the past month, several articles dedicated to discussing shared print, its history and impacts, and how various library operations can support the goals of shared print have been published.  Sherri Michaels and Becca Neel (2020) published an article in…

Update from the CDL, CRL & HT Collaboration – First Small Project to Realize Open, Collaborative Infrastructure for Shared Print + Webinars!

Earlier this year in July, we shared news with the WEST membership that California Digital Library (CDL, administrative host for WEST), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and HathiTrust released a set of framing documents that would guide their collaborative…

Cycle 9 (2020) Collection Comparison Reports Now Available

One of the many benefits of WEST membership is the regular collection analysis that feeds our archiving activity; we also share the results of our analysis with members in yearly collection comparison reports as well as the On Demand Comparison…

Introducing New WEST Archives Web Pages

One of the recommendations made by the WEST governance groups at the 2019 Strategic Planning Session was to “assess and update WEST’s website, curation of documentation, and communication strategies.” To this end, the WEST project team has been working to…

Cycles 10/11 Archiving Proposals Now Available for Review and Commitment

In fall 2019 full WEST members submitted their unarchived serials holdings to WEST for analysis, which identifies the next set of journals for archiving. WEST is pleased to announce that the analysis is complete, and proposals for Cycles 10/11 archiving…