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Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) Monthly Update: June 2016

scp2For May 2016, a notable new package added is ICPSR online datasets (includes: 9,261 titles of monographs, 4 titles of serials, and 5 titles of databases), thanks to UCB’s request to make it an SCP package, taking full advantage of centralized cataloging and record management. Two other new databases added are American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955, an Open Access database from EBSCOhost, and Countries, a licensed database from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The major serial record distributions are: Academic Search Complete (104 titles), Cambridge Online Journals (22 titles), and China Online Journals (44 titles); also a redistribution of Open Access journals (2,262 titles) as a result of a big “drop” in DOAJ and an equally big bump in the “plain” Open Access resource; selected by the UC Libraries. The major monographs record distributions are: CRC Press (101 titles), Elsevier (310 titles), IEEE Conference Proceedings (251 titles), Springer (121 titles), Knovel (41 titles), SPIE (30 titles), CalDocs (42 titles), and Apabi (268 titles).

For DDA programs, 644 titles available from the CRC Press ENGnetBASE 2014 package (292 titles) and 2015- package (352 titles), 2294 titles from the EBSCO Japanese, and 2,297 titles from the Airiti. As of this date, we have recorded 168 purchases from the CRC Press ENGnetBASE for year 2013 (104 titles) & 2014 (64 titles), 102 from the EBSCO Japanese, and 194 from Airiti.

As in past fiscal year endings, CDL is busy finalizing several end-of-year database and package purchases. SCP will prioritize them for cataloging as soon as they are ready, such as Cambridge University Press eBooks and Taylor & Francis Journals. Be aware that even after invoices have been paid, there is a certain amount of work to be done to determine the most appropriate cataloging approach and there is always a possibility of technical difficulties causing delays in cataloging.

Useful links: SCP Cataloging Priorities | SCP Updates & Statistics | CDL E-Resources Tracking | Request for New Cataloging Projects