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Category: Shared Print

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…

Newly Redesigned AGUA Interface

The AGUA decision support service has served WEST well through several Archiving Cycles, allowing us to target high quality titles for archiving that will have the greatest impact for members. Over several development phases the AGUA development team has added…

Print Archive Network Forum Summary and Follow-up Discussion (July 2nd from 9-10am PT)

On Friday, June 26, the Center for Research Libraries hosted the first ever all-virtual Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum bringing together over 100 colleagues of the collaborative library community for a robust agenda of short presentations and panel discussions. It…

OCLC Webinar Recording Available – Shared Print Registration and Discovery: New Tools, Services, and Support for Libraries

In late May 2020 OCLC and the Center for Research Libraries unveiled enhancements to the shared print infrastructure that were collaboratively developed with the financial support of a Mellon Foundation grant. On June 17 OCLC hosted a webinar to introduce…

CDL, CRL, & HathiTrust Collaboration for Shared Print Infrastructure

In June, California Digital Library (CDL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), & HathiTrust affirmed their commitment – first announced in January 2020 – to take the lead in building on the last decade of shared print efforts to realize…

Notes from the summer WEST Members’ Meeting

WEST hosted its summer Members’ Meeting on June 22, the first Members’ Meeting to be offered entirely virtually. Over 40 individuals from over 35 WEST member institutions were in attendance, hearing program updates as well as targeted presentations on burgeoning…

Introducing new ‘About WEST’ 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…

OCLC Launches Shared Print Infrastructure Enhancements

In 2018 OCLC and the Center for Research Libraries were awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a joint Shared Print Data Infrastructure project. Two major development projects that OCLC and CRL have undertaken are a…