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Category: Shared Print

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…

Registration Open for Virtual PAN Forum – June 26, 12-3pm PT

Registration is now open for this year’s Print Archive Network (PAN) Forum, which will take place virtually on June 26, 2020, from 12-3pm PT / 2-5pm CT. The PAN Forum will include updates from various shared print programs and…

WEST contact updates

WEST has recently sent an email to all Primary Contacts asking them to review and, if necessary, update their contacts for various WEST activities. This ensures that WEST is sending communications to the appropriate staff at each member institution, and…

WEST Members’ Virtual Meeting on Monday, June 22, from 1-2:30 pm PT – Registration open!

WEST will hold its summer members’ meeting virtually outside of the ALA Annual virtual conference this year on Monday, June 22, from 1-2:30 pm PT. Members do not need to be registered for ALA in order to attend the members’…

Partnership for Shared Book Collections – Save the Date: Webinar: Best Practices for Shared Print Programs | Wednesday, June 3rd at 1pm

This will be the first official Partnership event since UC Libraries Shared Print Program joined the federation. The coordination and development of best practices for shared print is an opportunity to align existing programs, pave a smooth way for…