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SCP Update – March 2020

SCP posted the distribution statistics report for the month of February 2020. This monthly report shows net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access collections. They are color coded as: Net Increase (Green)Net Decrease (Red)New Package (Purple).

For serials, our major record distributions were Newsbank/Readex online newspapers. Access world news (10 titles), Nexis Uni online journals (122 titles), and Project MUSE online journals (18 titles); the record distributions also include collections with net decrease: American Periodicals Series online journals (32 titles)

For serials cataloging transition Phase II, SCP processed one of the largest and complicated package with multiple collections in February, EBSCO online journals (in file 200218 & 200224). Records switched in batch mode were included in the weekly serial distribution files containing “rc” code (both 599 DEL$b rc for the print and 599 NEW$b rc for the online). Records requiring manual review will be included in later weekly serial distribution files. You may receive a small group of records containing “rc multiple” (both 599 DEL$ rc multiple for the print and 599 NEW$b rc multiple for the online). This was due to the change in how title changes are handled, i.e. multiple print records (new records created for print with each title change) switched to only one online record (no new record created for online version with each title change). So far 56% of print records (24,900+) have switched to online records. For the details about processing, please see the CDLINFO article and the Phase II FAQ page.

For monographs, a new open access collection was added: University of Michigan Press online monographs (124 titles); other major record distributions were: ASTM online monographs (381 titles), IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (217 titles), JSTOR monographs (483 titles), SpringerLink monographs (1,124 titles in 20 subjects, including: Behavioral science and psychology 59 titles, Business and economics monographs (German) 63 titles, Life science and basic disciplines monographs (German) 43 titles, Social science and law monographs (German) 92 titles, and Social sciences 655 titles), and CNPeReading monographs (147 titles).

DDA programs with numbers changed as of today, March 3, 2020: Airiti DDA (3,167 discovery records + 907 purchased titles), CNPeReading CDL DDA online monographs (7,023 discovery records + 210 purchased titles), and JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (9,002 discovery records + 2,118 purchased titles), Maruzen eBook Library online monographs (328 purchased titles). DDA Programs with no change: CRC Press ENGnetBASE online monographs (406 purchased titles (2013 package (105 titles), 2014 package (64 titles), 2015 package (133 titles), and 2016 package (104 titles)), EBSCO Japanese DDA (466 purchased titles) and YBP/Ebrary online monographs via ProQuest (665 purchased titles).

Please report to CDL Helpline on

  • Cataloging Delays (if more than three months): A title might have been missed on the vendor title list, UC-eLinks (SFX) might have not yet been activated, OCLC record might have not been available yet, to name a few things that cause cataloging delays. It usually takes about two-three months for OCLC records to become available or for items to become available for SFX activation when new titles are added to an existing collection.
  • Cataloging Errors: Please include the OCLC Number (preferred), ISSN, or ISBN in the ‘Record Locator’ section of the form.

Useful links: SCP Cataloging Priorities | SCP Standing Cataloging Priorities | SCP Updates & Statistics | CDL E-Resources Tracking | Request Cataloging for A New Collection (Status)| Request Cataloging for Individual OA Journal Titles (Status)