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Mellon Funds WEST

From PADG, quoting the press release:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of California Libraries a three-year grant to support implementation of the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), a distributed shared print repository program for retrospective journal archives.

Under the WEST program, participating libraries will consolidate print journal backfiles at major library storage facilities and at selected campus locations. Planning partners developed an operating and business model including 1) selection priorities based on risk-management principles, 2) standards for validation, holdings disclosure, access and retention, and 3) a governance model and sustainable financial plan to share costs.

The outcome of the WEST project will be a robust framework developed and adopted by a variety of partners in the region to support a long-term, distributed print repository. The program will make the archives and retention commitments visible at the national/international level.

For further information see the official press release in its entirety.


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