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SCP Update – July 2020

SCP posted the distribution statistics report for the month of June 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)Removed Package (Orange)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 June due to COVID-19 outbreak. For serials and databases, individual OA titles requests have all been cataloged and the updating of existing records of latest entries have been completed. Our major record distributions were EIU online journals (215 titles); the record distributions also include collections with net decrease: EBSCO online journals (145 titles, includes Business source complete online journals, 125 titles), ProQuest online journals. Ethnic newswatch (21 titles); and the removal of CDL licensed databases. Mobile optimized resources (21 titles). When mobile phones were first developed SCP thought it might be useful to set up a URL link (956 field) in the catalog record as simple phone access to the resource. This was an experiment that didn’t last very long and soon was no longer asked for. As we move to Alma, we are deleting these 956 fields from the records.

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, our major record distributions were for four new collections: O’Reilly monographs (42,536 titles, includes Monographs 36,143 titles, Videos 6,392 titles; the former Safari tech books monographs 3,080 titles are absorbed into O’Reilly monographs); please see CDLINFO news for more details. University of California Press online monographs (3,513 titles) and Open access resource. University of California Press online monographs (78 titles), both made available via DeGruyter platform; see CDLINFO news for more details. Also Open access resource. Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications online monographs (1,132 titles). Thanks to Donal O’Sullivan for planning ahead and working out strategies to get OHE large amount records ready in the queue to release when it’s ready, and for getting UC Press titles cataloged in a very tight schedule, so JSTOR DDA unpurchased UC Press titles can be removed.

Other major distributions were: ACM monographs (36 titles, includes conference proceedings 34 titles), ASCE Library monographs (14 titles), CRCnetBASE online monographs (127 titles), Elsevier monographs (87 titles in 16 subjects), IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (328 titles), JSTOR monographs (552 titles), Literature online. Canadian poetry (243 titles), OECD iLibrary online monographs (19 titles), SpringerLink monographs (602 titles in 23 subjects, includes Biomedical and life sciences 61 titles, Earth and environmental science 45 titles, Engineering 53 titles, Literature, cultural and media studies 49 titles, Mathematics and statistics 40 titles, Medicine 41 titles, Political science and international studies 48 titles, and Social sciences 41 titles), and Wiley online monographs (127 titles); the record distributions also include collections with net decrease: Naxos music library online audio (425 titles);

DDA programs: DDA programs with number changed as of today, July 14, 2020: Airiti DDA (3,511 discovery records + 906 purchased titles), JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (10,847 discovery records + 2,460 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), Maruzen eBook Library online monographs (328 purchased titles), and YBP/Ebrary online monographs via ProQuest (665 purchased titles).

At the end of 2019-2020, SCP has cataloged and managed:

Databases: 1,225 records; 1,234 package links
Monographs: 1,196,033 records; 1,218,521 package links
Serials: 91,775 records; 120,201 package links

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 the 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)