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Enhancing Print Journal Analysis for Shared Print Collections

CDL’s WEST group published a paper in Code{4}Lib Journal; abstract and links are below. ****** Abstract:  The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), is a distributed shared print journal repository program serving research libraries, college and university libraries, and…

Save the date + Registration Open: 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. This meeting…

Yearly WEST Contacts Review

WEST has recently sent an email to all Primary Contacts asking them to review and, if necessary, update their contacts for various WEST and AGUA activities. This ensures that WEST is sending communications to the appropriate staff at each member…

New Value of WEST and Member Communication Resources Available

As part of WEST’s continued efforts to support member communication about the goals and value of WEST, a new suite of documents are now available for members to use both internally and externally when discussing WEST and shared print initiatives.…

AGUA Development Phase 5: Mid-Phase Report

Every other year WEST solicits unarchived holdings files from members and performs a collections analysis to identify what journals will be archived on behalf of the group over the next two years. During the ‘off years’ the WEST project team…

Continue the Conversation: CDL, CRL, and HathiTrust Collaboration and Shared Print in the Collections Lifecycle

In May 2021, the CDL, CRL, and HathiTrust Shared Print Collaboration (CCH Collab) held two open discussions to gather feedback from the shared print and library communities about the needs and trajectories of embedding shared print in the collections lifecycle.…

Save the Date: CDL, CRL, and HathiTrust Collaboration Webinars – Shared Print in the Lifecycle of Collections

The CDL, CRL, and HathiTrust Collaboration is developing a strategy of how to operationalize the Collaboration’s vision to embed shared print into the collection lifecycle. Over the past month, the CCH Collaboration has held practitioner focus groups (in the areas…

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…

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