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The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) is a distributed print journal repository program in the Western Region of the United States. WEST members are academic and research libraries located across the Western region of the US. WEST’s committed volumes are housed in a variety of environmental conditions and facilities. Volumes at lower risk for loss are housed on publically accessible library shelves, while those at higher risk are kept in secure, controlled facilities.

Country: USA

Operating Details

Status: Operational

Archive Type: Print

Format Archived: Journals

Selection: WEST collection analysis prioritizes materials for archiving based on risk and duplication. Their process suggests materials eligible for deselection and identifies potential Archive Holders/Builders for those materials.

Retention Period: 25 years

Ownership: Transfers to Archiving Library

Archiving Categories

Category Completeness Validation Condition Validation Member Access Nonmember Access
Bronze None None Electronic delivery, physical in-library use only Electronic delivery, physical in-library use only
Silver Volume None Electronic delivery, physical in-library use only Electronic delivery, physical in-library use only
Gold Issue Issue Electronic delivery, physical in-library use only Electronic delivery, physical in-library use only
Platinum Page Page Electronic delivery, physical in-library use only Electronic delivery, physical in-library use only

This page was last updated 01/29/2023