La fameuse Walter Mellon foundation a accordé un bourse au projet WEST, dont l’objectif est d’assurer la conservation sur 25 ans des archives papier de revues scientifiques.
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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.
During the initial three-year project (Phase 1), selected WEST “Archive Builders” will actively process approximately 150,000 volumes from 8,000 journal runs (current and previous titles), to allow recovery of the space occupied by potentially millions of corresponding volumes now held in duplicate by partner libraries. WEST partner libraries agree to maintain WEST collections for a period of 25 years (through 2035) and to review the agreement to continue to build the archives every 5 years.
Western Regional Storage Trust | Collaborative Librarianship News.