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SCP Update – May 2020

SCP posted the distribution statistics report for the month of April 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 continued to catalog and batch process MARC records from home throughout April due to COVID-19 outbreak. For serials, our major record distributions were Institute of Physics online journals (10 titles, includes 2 open access titles) and Newsbank/Readex online newspapers. Access world news (53 titles); the record distributions also include collections with net decrease: EBSCO online journals (98 titles, includes Business source complete online journals, 90 titles)

For serials cataloging transition Phase II, SCP started to process the remaining titles in two categories: titles with 776 fields linking to online records and titles lack 776 fields. A group of miscellaneous online journals with 776 online & DLC OCLC# were distributed in April (in file 200421). Records switched in batch and manual modes 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). 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 80% of print records (33,100+) 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 for Open access resource selected by the UC Libraries (3,773 titles, includes three new collections: De Gruyter Book Archive online monographs 269 titles, MIT Press Direct online monographs 6 titles, Scottish History Society publications online monographs 132 titles, also JSTOR online monographs 162 titles, Project MUSE online monographs 90 titles, and World Bank Open Knowledge Repository online monographs 3,113 titles); other major record distributions were: ACM monographs (207 titles, includes conference proceedings 204 titles), ASCE Library monographs (8 titles, includes conference proceedings 7 titles), Elsevier monographs (89 titles in 14 subjects), IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (63 titles), JSTOR monographs (205 titles), Knovel Library online monographs (30 titles), MIT Press monographs (163 titles, includes MIT Press CogNet 8 titles and MIT Press Direct 155 titles), SpringerLink monographs (4,381 titles in 26 subjects, includes Biomedical and life sciences 136 titles, Business and management 210 titles, Computer science 216 titles, Earth and environmental science 415 titles, Economics and finance 106 titles, Education 79 titles, Energy 92 titles, Engineering 625 titles, Intelligent technologies and robotics 466 titles, Law and criminology 96 titles, Literature, cultural and media studies 92 titles, Mathematics and statistics 118 titles, Physics and astronomy 423 titles, Political science and international studies 349 titles, Professional and applied computing 79 titles, Religion and philosophy 94 titles, and Social sciences monographs 311 titles), Wiley online monographs (159 titles), Airiti monographs (346 titles), and CNPeReading monographs (216 titles).

DDA programs: The three-year CNPeReading CDL DDA pilot program has ended. As a result, 6,723 CNPeReading discovery titles were removed. Among them, 25 titles remain accessible via links from Apabi and Airiti CDL DDA packages. DDA programs with number changed as of today, May 5, 2020: Airiti DDA (3,512 discovery records + 907 purchased titles), CNPeReading CDL DDA online monographs (728 purchased titles.), JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (10,136 discovery records + 2,299 purchased titles), and Maruzen eBook Library online monographs (326 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).

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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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