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WEST Membership

WEST has 66 members and over 40 Archive Holders.

Member Institution Member Type Archiver Status
Arizona State University Libraries Full Archive Builder
Baylor University Full Non-Archive Holder
California State University, Fullerton Full Non-Archive Holder
California State University, Northridge Full Archive Holder
Claremont Colleges Library Full Archive Holder
Colorado State University, Fort Collins Full Archive Holder
Iowa State University Library Full Archive Holder
J. Paul Getty Trust Full Archive Holder
Kansas State University Full Archive Holder
Loyola Marymount University Full Archive Holder
Mount Saint Mary’s University Full Archive Holder
New Mexico State University Library Full Non-Archive Holder
Oklahoma State University Library Full Non-Archive Holder
Oregon State University Full Archive Holder
Portland State University Library Full Non-Archive Holder
Rice University Full Archive Holder
San Diego State University Full Non-Archive Holder
San Francisco State University Full Non-Archive Holder
San Jose State University Full Archive Holder
Santa Clara University Full Non-Archive Holder
Seattle Pacific University Full Archive Holder
Stanford University Libraries Full Archive Holder
The Huntington Library Full Archive Holder
University of Arizona Full Archive Holder
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Full Archive Holder
UC Berkeley / Northern Regional Library Facility Full Archive Builder
UC Davis Full Non-Archive Holder
UC Irvine Full Archive Holder
UCLA / Southern Regional Library Facility Full Archive Builder
UC Riverside Full Archive Holder
UC San Diego Full Archive Holder
UC San Francisco Full Non-Archive Holder
UC Santa Barbara Full Archive Holder
UC Santa Cruz Full Archive Holder
University of Colorado, Denver Health Sciences Library Full Archive Holder
University of Denver Penrose Library Full Archive Holder
University of Idaho Library Full Archive Holder
University of Kansas Libraries Full Archive Builder
University of La Verne Full Archive Holder
University of Missouri Full Archive Holder
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Full Non-Archive Holder
University of Oklahoma Libraries Full Archive Holder
University of Oregon Libraries Full Archive Holder
University of San Diego Full Archive Holder
University of San Francisco Full Non-Archive Holder
University of Washington Libraries Full Archive Holder
University of Wyoming University Libraries Full Archive Holder
Utah State University Full Non-Archive Holder
Washington State University Full Archive Holder
Washington University in St. Louis Libraries Full Archive Holder
Austin College (Sherman, TX) Supporting Non-Archive Holder
California Baptist University Supporting Non-Archive Holder
California Polytechnic State University Supporting Non-Archive Holder
California State University, Bakersfield Supporting Non-Archive Holder
California State University, Dominguez Hills Supporting Non-Archive Holder
California State University, East Bay Supporting Non-Archive Holder
Occidental College Supporting Non-Archive Holder
Palo Alto University Supporting Non-Archive Holder
Pepperdine University Supporting Non-Archive Holder
Reed College Supporting Non-Archive Holder
St. Mary’s College of California Supporting Non-Archive Holder
UC Merced Supporting Non-Archive Holder
University of Redlands Supporting Non-Archive Holder
Brigham Young University Past member Archive Holder
California Institute of Technology Past member Archive Holder
Oregon Health & Science University Past member Archive Holder
University of Hawaii at Manoa Past member Archive Holder
University of New Mexico Past member Archive Holder
Willamette University Past member Archive Holder

Member Types

WEST members participate as supporting or full members. WEST member fee tiers are based on Average of NCES Total Library Expenditures (EXTOT) in 2012 and iPeds LEXTOT 2014.

WEST Member Types and Fee Tiers

Full members receive yearly collection comparison reports that identify the titles in their collections which have been archived by WEST, allowing them to quickly identify areas for review and opportunities for local space reclamation. All members have access to WEST-archived materials via interlibrary loan, and are added to the WEST Group Access Capability (GAC) upon membership.

All members benefit from access to the archives. All members support selection of titles, collections analysis, and active creation of print archives at six Archive Builders (high density storage facilities) throughout the region. All Members may also use the Journal Retention and Needs Listing tool (JRNL) to expose gaps in archives and make offers to fill gaps. Full members are additionally eligible to participate in the regional collections analysis and have the opportunity to serve as an Archive Holder. Participants in the collections analysis receive proposals for retention of deep backfiles and a custom collection comparison report.

Archiver Status

Members are designated Archive Builders, Archive Holders, or non-archive holders. Archive Builders take an active role in building archives of high-risk materials, performing validation activities and soliciting volumes from the rest of the WEST membership to fill gaps in their holdings. Archive Builders are storage facilities that meet certain physical and environmental standards to ensure the safety and long-term availability of high-risk materials. Archive Holders retain lower risk materials, and are not required to perform any validation activities or fill gaps in their holdings. Non-archive holders do not hold collections for WEST, but are often asked to contribute volumes to Archive Builders and thus help ensure the integrity and coverage of the collections.

Members who hold archived materials for WEST are responsible for maintaining those collections for WEST even if their membership ends.

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