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Category: WEST

Opportunity for WEST members to share development ideas and needs

During ‘off years’ of the collection analysis cycle, WEST works on identifying and building out enhancements to AGUA (, both on the backend to increase automation and improve our ability to perform the collection analyses and on the front end […]

Call for Cycle 13 WEST Archiving Disclosures

The WEST project team recently sent out a call for WEST Archive Holders and Builders* to submit records of all materials archived for WEST to CDL via the file upload tool in AGUA. WEST asks that members include records for […]

The WEST Executive Committee Establishes a Steering Committee & Updates Composition and Eligibility Requirements

In February 2024, the WEST Executive Committee approved a proposal to shift from a committee leadership structure of Subcommittees to a Steering Committee. Additionally, the Executive Committee finalized updates to the committee’s composition and eligibility requirements.  Establishing an Executive Steering […]

CDL Job Openings: Shared Print Analyst and UX Designer positions

The California Digital Library (CDL) is recruiting for two outstanding openings: the Shared Print Analyst and UX Designer positions.   SHARED PRINT ANALYST Are you passionate about print collection management in academic libraries? Do you thrive in cooperative environments, excel […]

Upcoming Shared Print Events

Shared Print Actions: Terminology follow up discussions The Shared Print Metadata Guidelines (SPMG) working group hosted a public webinar on November 7 to formally introduce the draft terminology as well as plans for approving it across the shared print community.  […]

WEST Cycles 14 & 15 Unarchived Holdings Ingest is Complete!

In September WEST distributed a call to members to submit files of their unarchived print journal and serial holdings to seed the Cycles 14 & 15 collections analysis. Members’ files have been received and ingested in AGUA, completing the first […]

Shared Print Publication: A Model to Determine Optimal Numbers of Monograph Copies for Preservation in Shared Print Collections

In September, College & Research Libraries published the much-anticipated “A Model to Determine Optimal Numbers of Monograph Copies for Preservation in Shared Print Collections.” This paper is the culmination of work in the Partnership for Shared Book Collections into risk […]

Update on Merging the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections

In the spring of 2023, the Rosemont and Partnership Executive Committees endorsed a recommendation to merge the business and operations of the two federations to create a single organization to coordinate further development of shared print collection management and information […]

The Future of Shared Print Metadata: Towards a New Shared Print Actions: Terminology

The shared print community has long relied on the OCLC Shared Print Metadata Guidelines to disclose retention commitments and physical validation activities in local and national systems which is based on Preservation & Digitization Actions: Terminology for MARC 21 Field […]

Updated AGUA On Demand Comparison Filtering Capability

The AGUA Development Team has completed updates to the new filtering capabilities in the On Demand Comparison tool. Users may now select whether to include or exclude titles from their results based on specific criteria, such as archiving program, validation […]