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New publication: AGUA Technical Team Accomplishments on Major WEST Development Project

The AGUA team has recently published an article in the Code4Lib Journal describing a major development project the team executed during the fourth WEST Development Phase (Phase 4), completed in 2019. This development project enhanced the AGUA system’s ability to…

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.…

CDL Position Opening: Senior Software Developer

The Role As a senior level applications programmer in the Publishing, Archives, and Digitization (PAD) group at the California Digital Library, this position will join a team that is responsible for the design and maintenance of a diverse portfolio of…

Congratulations and Farewell to Brian David

Please join me in offering a warm congratulations to our wonderful CDL colleague, Brian David, who has accepted a position as an accessibility subject matter expert with Wells Fargo, beginning June 2021. At Wells Fargo, Brian’s work will focus on…

Introducing: “About the Collections in Calisphere” — a new statement of context and principles

We are writing to introduce “About the Collections in Calisphere,” a newly-available statement of context and principles about the historical materials found in the Calisphere website. Calisphere is a gateway to California’s remarkable digital collections, with free access…

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