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European Studies - Regional and Historical Resources
Texts and Text Collections
Guides to Library Resources
- Links to unique collections of note listed by WESS members.
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- Links to subject pages, guides and bibliographies created by WESS members for their home institutions.
- Reference Reviews Europe is intended primarily for Anglo-American academic librarians interested in acquiring European reference sources for their collections. Abstractors and Reviewers provide English-language abstracts of reviews of reference works from the journal Informationsmittel für Bibliotheken as well as original reviews.
- Founded and edited by Dr. Klaus Schreiber, retired head of acquisitions at the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart. In-depth reviews, in German, of reference and related research works from almost all of Europe.
WESS Conference Information
WESS Meetings: Atlanta 2017
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WESS Activities and Publications
Full text of Western European Studies Section Newsletter in its entire run from 1975 to the present
- Current issue
- WESS is extremely pleased to announce that the Walter de Gruyter Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Forschung is the new sponsor of this unique and important opportunity for research in European-studies librarianship.
- 2015 recipient: Katherine C. Chandler.
- Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections
- Part of the Global Resources Network.
- German-North American Resources Partnership
- Part of the Global Resources Network.
- Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials - with an Iberian section
- West European Studies Library and Information Network
- Enables collaboration among UK Library Groups for West European Languages
WESSWEB has two goals: to provide western Europe specialists with information for their work (left side) and to provide WESS members with information about the Section (right side).
What is WESS?
The Western European Studies Section (WESS) is a section within the Association of College and Research Libraries, which is itself a division of the American Library Association. WESS is professionally involved in the acquisition, organization, and use of information sources originating in or related to Western European countries. Our aim is to promote the improvement of library services supporting study and research in Western European affairs from ancient times to the present.
WessWeb depends on volunteers... We need people to develop new projects, to coordinate areas, to manage pages, to locate interesting new URLs or new addresses for existing URLs.
If you're interested in participating at any level, you can ask for a password for wiki editing (wess @ byu.edu).
Policy for WESSWEB is set by the WESS Publications Committee. Individual sections are edited by:
- Founding coordinator: James Campbell
- General coordinator through 2007: Reinhart Sonnenburg
- General coordinator and wiki administrator since 2008 : Richard Hacken
- General assistant coordinator since 2016: Deb Raftus
- British Studies: James Kelly
- Classical Studies: Reinhart Sonnenburg
- Dutch Studies: Richard Hacken
- Francophone countries: Nathalie Soini and Patrick Reidenbaugh
- German speaking countries: Jo McInnis
- Iberian Studies: Marianne Siegmund and Richard Hacken
- Irish Studies: Aedin Clements
- Italian Studies: Nathalie Soini
- Medieval and Renaissance: Thomas Izbicki and Paul Victor, Jr.
- Scandinavian Studies: Richard Hacken
- Social Sciences and History: Chella Vaidyanathan
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The Western European Studies Section (WESS) is a section within the Association of College and Research Libraries, which is itself a division of the American Library Association.
These web pages do not necessarily represent the views of the participating libraries nor of their sponsoring institutions.