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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 […]

WEST Metadata Validation Reports Now Available in AGUA

The AGUA Development Team has recently completed a project to make WEST members’ metadata validation reports available in AGUA. These reports are generated by the AGUA Technical Team during the biennial unarchived holdings submission period and the annual archiving disclosure […]

Cycle 12 (2023) 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 […]

WEST Deselection and Gap Filling Resources

One of WEST’s core program goals is to facilitate local space reclamation by creating a robust and highly reliable archive of shared print journal collections. To help members take full advantage of this shared collection, WEST has developed a number […]

WEST Summer 2023 Member Meeting Roundup

On July 27 WEST held an extended member meeting to introduce the Future of WEST strategic planning work in six areas that the Executive Committee prioritized for potential changes and prepare members to provide feedback on three areas where WEST […]

WEST Welcomes New Members! Graduate Theological Union, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Mesa University, and Southern Methodist University

WEST is excited to welcome four new member libraries to the trust network as of July 2023! The Graduate Theological Union (GTU), located in Berkeley, CA, joins as a member of the Statewide Electronic Licensing Consortium (SCELC) membership in WEST. […]

New Filtering Capabilities in the AGUA On Demand Comparison Tool

The WEST AGUA Development Team has recently released new filtering options for the AGUA On Demand Comparison tool. Users may now choose to filter what titles are included in their results by Archiving Program or by Validation Actions.  Archiving Program. […]

New Layout for AGUA Dashboard – Collections Reports and Downloads

The AGUA Development Team has recently updated the layout of the Collections Reports and Downloads section of the AGUA Dashboard to improve navigation for users. Additionally, institutions’ newest reports are now available on a new page that gathers together the […]