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Category: Shared Print

Partnership for Shared Book Collections Quarterly Report (September 2021) now available

The Partnership for Shared Book Collections has released their quarterly report for 2021Q3. The report includes a roundup of accomplishments the Partnership has achieved in the last three months, updates Partnership governance committee and working group areas of focus, and…

WEST Cycles 12 & 13 Call for Unarchived Holdings & Webinar

WEST is getting ready to identify the next round of archiving priorities for archiving Cycles 12 & 13!  We are therefore asking all WEST Members (Full and Supporting) to provide MARC bibliographic and holdings data for your currently held, unarchived,…

Updates to the WEST Executive Committee Composition and Candidacy

In 2021, the WEST Executive Committee reviewed WEST’s governance documentation and made two updates to the Executive Committee’s composition and candidacy parameters to expand the range of perspectives that shape WEST’s strategic directions and to further enhance the connection between…

Cycle 10 (2021) 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…

New Publications of Note

The past several months have seen a flurry of new publications focused on the historical and ongoing evolution of print management in libraries.  Ben Walker of the University of Florida published a history of library storage solutions at the University

Notes from WEST’s July 2021 Member Meeting

WEST’s 2021 summer member meeting was held virtually on July 29. Meeting participants included a number of returning and first-time attendees, and included staff representing Archive Builders, Archive Holders, and Non-Archive Holders as well as WEST’s Rosemont Alliance partner programs.…

CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Collaboration Update

The CDL, CRL, & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration (CCH Collab) continues to act on its guiding principles of transparency, inclusion and responsiveness, focusing their 2021 activities on increasing community engagement and improving technology solutions supporting shared print. The Collab has…

Reminder and Full Agenda: WEST Members Meeting Thursday, July 29, 12:30-2pm PT

WEST will hold its 2021 summer members’ meeting virtually this year on Thursday July 29, 2021, from 12:30-2pm PT. Please register in advance for this meeting. Information for joining the meeting will be shared automatically after registering.  Welcome and…

WEST Working Groups Update

In the 2019 Strategic Planning Session the WEST governance groups issued several recommendations to form working groups to review various aspects of the WEST program. The following working groups were formed and have been working on executing their charges over…

WEST Releases Updated Disclosure Policy

In 2019, the WEST governance committees held a Strategic Planning session and issued a number of recommendations for the WEST program to take action on in the coming years, including to review and revise the WEST Disclosure Policy and Validation…

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