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WEST Program Refresher Webinar – March 22, 11-12pm PT

WEST is hosting a one-hour program refresher for all current and prospective members on Wednesday March 22 from 11-12pm PT. This webinar will include information on WEST’s history, vision and mission, key features, membership, governance, and collaborations. This session will also […]

New Enhancements to the AGUA On Demand Collection Comparison Report

WEST is pleased to announce enhancements to the On Demand Collection Comparison (ODCC) tool available in AGUA, WEST’s collection comparison and decision support tool. This project focused updates on the ArchivedComparison report, which provides detailed information about retained copies of […]

WEST Cycles 12 & 13 Archiving Commitments Are Complete!

The WEST project team is pleased to announce that all archiving commitments for Cycles 12 & 13 have been submitted! This analysis included several important and impactful updates to WEST’s collections model and archiving priorities: Expanded participation to all members, […]

Shared Print Events – January/February 2023

NISO Webinar: Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Project (CCLP) – recording Networks of libraries have a long tradition of working together to expand their resources and provide more comprehensive coverage across all subjects through sharing of resources. As one of these strategies, […]

2023 WEST Executive Committee Election Results and Operations and Collections Council (OCC) Appointments

WEST Executive Committee Election Results WEST carried out elections for the Executive Committee between November 21, 2022 and December 9, 2022. WEST surpassed the quorum of 51% and achieved a 66% response rate in favor of the 2023 Executive Committee […]

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, […]