May 16, 2022

Milestones: Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) Has Now Archived Half a Million Journal Volumes

From the California Digital Library:

Member libraries of the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) have reached a major milestone, successfully archiving half a million journal volumes.

The five hundred thousandth volume is an issue of the Forum Journal a publication of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, D.C.). The print archive is held by Arizona State University Libraries and includes volumes contributed by several libraries in the region.

The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) is a distributed shared print journal repository program in the western region of the United States. More than 70 research and academic libraries currently participate in WEST.

Read the Complete CDL Announcement

See Also: WEST Membership Roster (71 members in 18 states, of which more than 35 are Archive Holders)

See Also: WEST FAQ

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