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Analysis sheds light on changes in journal risk level over time

As the collection analysis progresses, the WEST project team has been performing some additional lightweight analyses to investigate points of interest that came to light in the 2019 program assessment. WEST has not historically performed any retrospective reviews of archived…

AGUA Development Phase 5 – Input Requested

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…

New Resource: MIT Press Direct eBooks 2020

All UC campuses now have access to MIT Press Direct eBooks 2020 Frontlist which will contain approximately 150 books. The 2020 Frontlist will be comprised of the following subject collections: economics; environmental science; philosophy; and science, technology, and society, and…

HathiTrust Provides Emergency Temporary Access to Copyrighted Books

In response to COVID-19 library service disruptions, HathiTrust has taken an important step to open up copyrighted material in their digital library to member institutions with copies of those items in their physical collections. UC faculty, students, and staff at…

New Resource: Toyo Keizai Digital Archives: Unit 2 (1946-2015)

Tōyō Keizai Shinpō (1895-1960)/Shūkan Tōyō Keizai (1961-present) is a Japanese economic journal published to today, and Toyo Keizai Digital Archives: Unit Two offers online access to this journal from 1946 to 2015—the contents cover ca. 3,500 volumes in 445,000 pages…

SCP Update – April 2020

SCP posted the distribution statistics report for the month of March 2020. This monthly report shows net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access collections. They are color coded as: Net Increase (Green) —…

Welcome Michael Walmsley as CDL’s New Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing

CDL’s Collection Development and Management Program is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Walmsley to the position of Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing.  Michael brings to this role 19 years of experience in the publishing industry, and extensive knowledge…

WEST archiving activities & resources for library services during and after COVID-19

With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and resulting healthcare concerns, as well as the widespread and potentially long term closures that WEST libraries are experiencing, the WEST project team encourages any member institutions that are still open and operating to pause…

CRL metadata validation reports for PAPR disclosures available

In consultation with WEST, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR) Team is providing new metadata error reports for WEST members’ optional review and action. These reports provide an overview of the metadata provided to PAPR…

An update on WEST Archive Builders

WEST is unique in its investment in what our program calls archive building. The majority of WEST Archivers agree to retain proposed titles and mark that commitment in the records’ metadata, which is then disclosed in program and public registries.…