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Pollak Library Joins Archiving Partnership

Feb. 25, 2014

Cal State Fullerton's Pollak Library is now a member of the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), a collaborative and shared print journal archiving program implemented by the University of California's California Digital Library with support from a Mellon Foundation grant.

WEST member libraries consolidate and manage print journal back files at major library storage facilities and at self-identified member institutions. The archives are accessible to member libraries through high-priority interlibrary loans. The program seeks to reduce the cost of preserving and housing large print journal collections.

The first phase began in January, and a selection of print journal titles/volumes archived by WEST member libraries will be removed from the Pollak Library collection. CSUF faculty, staff and students still will have access to the print journals via interlibrary loan.

"The Pollak Library is excited about the opportunity to free up much-needed space for student study and collaboration, while still maintaining complete access to our older print journal articles through priority interlibrary loan," Susan Tschaburn, interim university librarian, said. This is a true "win-win" situation.

For more information, contact Tschaburn at stschabrun@fullerton.edu or 657-278-7556.

 

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