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Upcoming Shared Print Events and Webinars

WEST’s national partners are hosting a number of events related to shared print and collaboration in the coming months: Partnership for Shared Book Collections The Partnership for Shared Book Collections recently announced new Best Practices Assessment Tools. The Best Practices […]

New Resource Supporting Voluntary Validation of WEST Bronze Archives

WEST is pleased to announce new Guidelines for Voluntary Validation of WEST Bronze Archives! These guidelines are the product of interviews with several WEST member institutions to research their workflows transferring materials into storage (including physical handling and record management) […]

WEST Begins AGUA Development Phase 6

October marks the beginning of the sixth AGUA Development phase (Phase 6)! Every other year, when not conducting the biennial collections analysis, WEST undertakes systems development on AGUA, the WEST collection analysis and decision support tool. Planning began in early […]

JRNL Pilot Project – Expanding Access to Facilitate Gap Filling

One of the many tools available to WEST members is the Journal Retention and Needs Listing tool (JRNL), a shared print retention database and gap filling marketplace developed and maintained by the University of Florida. This tool allows WEST Archivers […]

WEST Cycles 12 & 13 Archiving Proposals Now Available for Review and Commitment

Every other year WEST conducts an analysis of members’ print journal and serial holdings to identify archiving priorities for the next two years. In fall 2021 WEST members began the process for the next archiving cycles, Cycles 12 & 13, […]

Cycle 11 (2022) 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 […]

Notes from WEST’s July 2022 Member Meeting

WEST’s 2022 summer member meeting was held virtually on July 19. Meeting participants included a number of returning and first-time attendees, and included staff representing WEST Archive Builders, Archive Holders, and Non-Archive Holders as well as WEST’s Rosemont Alliance partner […]

WEST Welcomes New Member Cal State LA

WEST is very pleased to welcome its newest member, California State University, Los Angeles. Cal State LA brings to WEST a strong commitment to responsible stewardship and thoughtful management of their print collections. By joining WEST, Cal State LA joins […]

New Shared Print Toolkit – Resources for Programs and Member Institutions

The Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections recently launched a new Shared Print Toolkit that brings together resources from a variety of shared print programs across the US. Together these resources paint a well-rounded picture […]

Reminder and Full Agenda: WEST Members Meeting Tuesday July 19, 1:00-2:30pm PT

WEST is holding its 2022 summer members’ meeting virtually this year on Tuesday, July 19, from 1:00-2:30pm PT. Join us for a meeting focused on embedding shared print philosophically and operationally in library services. Please register in advance for this […]