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SCP Update – April 2020

SCP posted the distribution statistics report for the month of March 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).

SCP staff has been cataloging and batch processing MARC records from home since March 16 due to COVID-19 outbreak, adjusting to the small screen of laptop and slowness of internet and machine speed, especially for batch process, etc. For serials, our major record distributions were EBSCO Journals (101 titles, includes Business source complete 90 titles); the record distributions also include collections with net decrease: Nexis Uni online journals (106 titles)

For serials cataloging transition Phase II, SCP processed collections in March were: Materials science & engineering database and ProQuest journals (in file 200309 & 200316), SCP print Tier 1 with 776 online excluding OA and Dacheng (in file 200316), Dacheng (in file 200329). 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 were largely the remaining of EBSCO Journals. 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 69% of print records (30,500+) have switched to online records. For the details about processing, please see CDLINFO article and Phase II FAQ page.

For monographs, our major record distributions were: ACM monographs (27 titles, includes conference proceedings 26 titles), ASME Digital Collection monographs (32 titles, includes conference proceedings 13 titles), Elsevier monographs (170 titles in 15 subjects), IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (228 titles), JSTOR monographs (568 titles), Morgan & Claypool monographs (22 titles, includes Synthesis Collection 8, 10 titles and Synthesis Collection 9, 12 titles), Naxos audio (2,229 titles, includes Jazz 599 titles), Open access resource selected by the UC Libraries (31 titles, includes National Academies Press online monographs (27 titles), Royal Society of Chemistry online monographs (75 titles), SIAM online monographs (42 titles), SpringerLink monographs (88 titles in 22 subjects), TransTech monographs (99 titles, includes Materials science forum online monographs 96 titles), World Bank e-library monographs (1,130 titles, includes Working papers 563 titles), and CNPeReading monographs (181 titles).

Note on LION poetry collections: When the Literature Online (LION) Collections databases moved from Chadwyck-Healy to the ProQuest platform, URLs for the poetry databases/titles did not redirect as the vendor indicated (though links for the drama titles redirect properly). ProQuest is not able to provide a crosswalk to easily update these links, so SCP has changed the URLs for all Literature Online poetry titles to point to the publication browse page, where users can execute a search for their desired title(s):

DDA programs with number changed as of today, April 6, 2020: CNPeReading CDL DDA online monographs (7,214 discovery records + 210 purchased titles), and JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (9,225 discovery records + 2,276 purchased titles). DDA Programs with no change: Airiti DDA (3,167 discovery records + 907 purchased titles), 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), Maruzen eBook Library online monographs (328 purchased titles), and YBP/Ebrary online monographs via ProQuest (665 purchased titles).

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  • 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.

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