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Mailing Lists

Stay up to date with the latest news from WEST! Click on the email icon to subscribe to one of our various listservs. 

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WEST Mailing Lists


WESTINFO is used to disseminate general information and announcements about the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST). This listserv is open to the public, and we strongly encourage everyone who is interested in WEST and/or shared print to subscribe. This listserv is also used to broadcast the WESTINFO blog posts published on our website each month.

WEST Archivers Listserv

WEST Archiver contacts are drawn from the staff of WEST’s Archive Holders and Builders. Archiver contacts receive communications such as the annual call for the disclosure of archived titles, annual requests for lending and archiving statistics, and information pertinent to the ongoing stewardship of WEST’s archives. **Please note that non-archive holders do not need to designate a WEST Archiver contact**

WEST Directors Listserv

Typically, the WEST Director contact is the library director, dean, or university librarian. WEST Directors receive financial and membership-related updates. Directors are contacted to participate in annual WEST Executive Committee elections and are copied on yearly invoicing communications. Directors receive notices of key strategic occurrences or decisions in the program and are regularly invited to attend WEST Member Meetings.

WEST Executive Listserv

The WEST-EXECUTIVE list is reserved for elected members of the WEST Executive committee.

WEST Operations and Collections Council Listserv

The WEST-OCC list is reserved for appointed members of the WEST Operations and Collections Council.

WEST Primary Contacts Listserv

Primary Contacts for WEST may include head librarians, associate university librarians, collections librarians, and/or serials librarians. The Primary Contacts are the recipients of all pertinent WEST communications (such as important announcements and instructions that shape the success of WEST archiving) and often serve as disseminators for WEST news or activities at their institutions. For example, Primary Contacts will receive annual requests for WEST deselection statistics and biennial requests for unarchived holdings data.

WEST Technical Contacts Listserv

Typically, Technical Contacts are staff responsible for extracting data for WEST archiving activities. Technical Contacts receive instructions and technical details for activities that are vital to the success of WEST archiving, including extracting bib and holdings data for collections analysis and outputting records for disclosure of archived titles. WEST Technical Contacts may also field follow-up inquiries from WEST technical staff related to submitted data.

WEST Financial Contacts

WEST Financial Contacts receive annual WEST membership fee invoices and facilitate payment. **Please note that there is no listserv for Financial Contacts**