May 19, 2022

Print Journals: Slides From WEST (Western Regional Storage Trust) Update

WEST (Western Regional Storage Trust) is hosted by the California Digital Library.

The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) is a distributed retrospective print journal repository program serving research libraries, college and university libraries, and library consortia in the Western Region of the United States. Under the WEST program, participating libraries consolidate and validate print journal backfiles at major library storage facilities and at selected campus locations.

WEST has more than 100 members.

The update (presented at 2015 ALA Annual Conference) includes collection statistics along with info on systems development and strategic planning.

Direct to Slide Deck (38 Slides; .ppsx)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.