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SCP Update – June 2020

SCP posted the distribution statistics report for the month of May 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)Package changed name or was absorbed by/split into another package (Light blue).

SCP staff continued to catalog and batch process MARC records from home throughout May due to COVID-19 outbreak. For serials and databases, our major record distributions were two new CDL EBA databases. ProQuest (96 titles, includes historical newspapers 52 titles and history vault 44 titles). More details can be found about this pilot in the CDLINFO article; Gale journals (9 titles, includes Eighteenth century collections online journals 8 titles); the record distributions also include collections with net decrease: EBSCO online journals (14 titles, includes Business source complete online journals, 9 titles).

For serials cataloging transition Phase II, the batch process of the remaining titles was temporarily put on hold due to other cataloging priorities and preparation for SILS Vanguard migration. The manual process for Phase II serials is continuing. So far 80% of print records (33,100+) have switched to online records. For the details about processing, please see the CDLINFO article and Phase II FAQ page.

For monographs, after long process of entitlement reconciliation, SCP resumed cataloging of Wiley eBooks, titles in distributions are included below. Our major record distributions were: ACM monographs (182 titles, includes conference proceedings 180 titles, also ACM Digital Library online monographs split into Collection I and Collection II), Alexander Street Press monographs (903 titles, includes Classical music library online audio 902 titles), ASTM online monographs (34 titles), Cambridge online monographs (275 titles), CRCnetBASE online monographs (283 titles), Early American imprints online monographs. Series I (999 titles), Elsevier monographs (145 titles in 20 subjects), Gale monographs (501 titles, includes Archives of Sexuality & Gender online monographs 499 titles), IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (47 titles), JSTOR monographs (1,032 titles), Karger online monographs (7 titles), Materials Research Society online monographs (62 titles), Open access resource selected by the UC Libraries (527 titles, includes OAPEN online monographs 458 titles and a new collection Wildenstein Plattner Institute online monographs 45 titles), Oxford monographs (23 titles, includes Oxford reference online monographs. Premium collection 34 titles, and the Oxford Reference Literature collection (7 titles) and Western Civilization collection (4 titles) were absorbed into the Premium collection), Sage Research Methods. Books & reference collection online monographs (18 titles), SPIE digital library online conference proceedings (29 titles), SpringerLink monographs (527 titles in 21 subjects, includes Biomedical and life sciences 33 titles, Computer science 39 titles, Economics and finance 40 titles, Engineering 65 titles, Intelligent technologies and robotics 35 titles, and Medicine 57 titles), Wiley online monographs (3,188 titles), and Superstar. Chinamaxx online monographs phase 1 (532 titles).

DDA programs: DDA programs with numbers changed as of today, June 3, 2020: Airiti DDA (3,511 discovery records + 913 purchased titles), JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (10,446 discovery records + 2,395 purchased titles), and Maruzen eBook Library online monographs (328 purchased titles). DDA Programs with no change: CNPeReading CDL DDA online monographs (728 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), and YBP/Ebrary online monographs via ProQuest (665 purchased titles).

Note on SILS Vanguard migration preparation impact on cataloging: SCP as part of CDL is participating in Vanguard migration and testing in between May and November. Due to staffing time needed to prepare the Vanguard migration, routine ongoing cataloging for some collections may be delayed. The delay varies among SCP catalogers. Catalogers will keep track and balance on cataloging collections they are responsible for, and may also increase intervals of cataloging frequency temporarily.

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.

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