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Shared Print Functionalities Across OCLC Services

In their continued support of shared print, OCLC has released a guide to accessing shared print information in various OCLC products based on commitments registered by institutions and programs. All commitments must be registered using WorldShare Collection Manager, but there…

Shared Print Registration Webinar Recordings Now Available

The Partnership for Shared Book Collections and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance co-sponsored a two-part webinar series on the new OCLC Shared Print Registration Service on Wednesday February 17 and Friday February 19. The first session focused on the different…

Notes from WEST’s January 2021 Members’ Meeting

WEST’s 2021 winter members’ meeting was held virtually on January 28. Meeting participants included a number of first-time attendees, and included staff representing Archive Builders, Archive Holders, and Non-Archive Holders as well as staff from one of WEST’s Rosemont Alliance…

CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration collection comparison tool release

The WEST Project Team is pleased to acknowledge and report on the announcement of the CDL, CRL & HathiTrust Collaboration collection comparison tool release. The release of this publicly available, collection comparison tool brings new capabilities and network-level connections to…

CRL joins the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and Partnership for Shared Book Collections

As a founding member of the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, WEST is pleased to share that the Rosemont Alliance Executive Committee has accepted the Center for Research Libraries’ (CRL) application to join the Rosemont Alliance as the newest partner program.…

2021 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council Appointment

WEST carried out elections for the Executive Committee between November 24, 2020 and December 21, 2020. The WEST project team is very happy to report that a quorum of 51% of the votes was surpassed in favor of the proposed…

JRNL Updates – New Gap Statement Enhancement

The Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL) program recently unveiled enhancements that change how gaps are managed. In the past, institutions wishing to take advantage of JRNL’s gap filling mechanisms were required to list each missing volume, which contributing libraries…

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…

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