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Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) Monthly Update: April 2016

scp2For the month of March, our major serial record distributions includes four new packages: American Society for Nutrition online journals (4 titles), ASCE [America Society for Civil Engineers] Library online journals (39 titles), Open Library of Humanities online journals (5 titles), and Trans Tech Publications online journals — on material science engineering (13 titles). Also the major monographic titles distributed were Literature Online (LION) online journals (25 titles), Wiley-Blackwell online journals (54 titles), and Open Access (240 titles). The latter includes 148 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) titles.

For monographs, we have added two new Open Access packages: Open Book Publishers online monographs (68 titles), Trans Tech monographs — on material science engineering (2328 titles); included also the major monographic titles distributed Materials Research Society online monographs (144 titles), IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (140 titles) Superstar Chinamaxx monographs (270 titles).

We also added one new database: Open Library of Humanities.

There are two special notes for your attention:

  • MeSH change: Due to the NLM MeSH change policy and OCLC’s reloading of all NLM records with deconstructed MeSH headings in January, SCP had around 10,000 journal and 5,000 monograph records that were eligible for MeSH changes. SCP began updating these records as the OCLC records change, based on the OCLC record change reports SCP set up via OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS). Between February and March, about 12,000 records were updated and sent through SCP records distribution.
  • CIAO Online journals and monographs: Because CIAO decommissioned its old site, the access/links to the individual titles have not been available. Without knowing when the title level links will be restored, CDL has to treat the package as a single database, and all the title level records were removed (serials: 31 titles, monographs: 222 titles). All records will be redistributed once title level access is restored.