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Alliance Membership in WEST

From 2009 to 2015, all members of the Orbis Cascade Alliance were members of WEST: Western Regional Storage Trust. Seven joined WEST directly, and thirty members joined through a consortial agreement. The Alliance submitted a letter of termination to WEST leadership in May 2015 for the consortial agreement.

Consortium members may contact WEST to rejoin individually. The Shared Content Team issued a memo to Council members to help them with their decision making process. Libraries previously part of the consortium agreement are still bound to their WEST and DPR archiving commitments. 

This event does not affect the seven (7) Alliance institutions that participate in WEST through a Direct Membership agreement.

See below for historic Alliance member billing information and documentation.

WEST policies and procedures
Please see the WEST site for detailed information about the program:

Center for Research Libraries
WEST membership includes participation in CRL's Print Archives and Preservation Registry (PAPR).

Direct vs. Consortium Membership in WEST
Medium, Large, and Very Large libraries (as defined by WEST) must be direct participants, but other Alliance members were covered through a consortium membership. Direct participants sign an MOU with and pay fees to the California Digital Library (CDL), the fiscal agent for WEST. The Alliance signed an MOU, collected fees, and paid CDL on behalf of those covered by the consortium membership. Direct participants each have a vote in WEST governance. The Alliance group also had one vote and thus was represented as one institution.

Billing
The Alliance collected WEST fees from most, but not all, member libraries (see chart below) as part of our annual budget process. CDL billed the Alliance in July for the current calendar year:

  • July 2011 bill pays for calendar 2011
  • July 2012 bill pays for calendar 2012
  • July 2013 bill pays for calendar 2013
Alliance members of WEST

WEST Membership:
Alliance group, or
Direct with CDL
Billed by
COCC Part of Alliance membership Alliance
CWU
Part of Alliance membership Alliance
Chemeketa CC Part of Alliance membership Alliance
Clark Part of Alliance membership Alliance
Concordia
Part of Alliance membership Alliance
EOU Part of Alliance membership Alliance
EWU
Part of Alliance membership Alliance
GFU Part of Alliance membership Alliance
LCC Part of Alliance membership Alliance
Lewis & Clark Part of Alliance membership Alliance
Linfield Part of Alliance membership Alliance
Marylhurst Part of Alliance membership Alliance
MHCC Part of Alliance membership Alliance
OHSU Part of Alliance membership Alliance
OIT Part of Alliance membership Alliance
OSU Direct with CDL CDL
Pacific Part of Alliance membership Alliance
PCC Part of Alliance membership Alliance
PSU Direct with CDL CDL
Reed Part of Alliance membership Alliance
SMU
Part of Alliance membership Alliance
SPU Part of Alliance membership Alliance
SU Part of Alliance membership Alliance
SOU
Part of Alliance membership Alliance
TESC Part of Alliance membership Alliance
UI
Direct with CDL
CDL
UO Direct with CDL CDL
UP Part of Alliance membership Alliance
UPS Part of Alliance membership Alliance
UW Direct with CDL CDL
Walla Walla
Part of Alliance membership Alliance
Warner Pacific
Part of Alliance membership Alliance
WSU
Direct with CDL CDL
WOU Part of Alliance membership Alliance
WWU
Direct with CDL CDL
Whitman Part of Alliance membership Alliance
Willamette Part of Alliance membership Alliance

Alliance Distributed Print Repository Project

Final DPR Title List (June 2012)
DPR Bookplate Instructions (Jan. 2011)
DPR Memorandum of Understanding (June 2008)
DPR Proposal
Guidelines for Inventorying Serial Holdings
DPR Inventory Sheet
Journal Title Assignment Outcome