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SCP Update – August 2020

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

SCP staff continued to catalog and batch process MARC records from home throughout June due to COVID-19 outbreak. For serials and databases, our major record distributions were Gale journals (20 titles), OECD iLibrary online journals (29 titles), Open access resource (128 titles, includes DOAJ online journals 43 titles, Independent voices online journals 39 titles); the record distributions also include collections with net decrease: EIU online journals (442 titles), and Nexis Uni online journals (46 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 we have about 8,200 print records (9% of all serials records) remain to be 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 conference proceedings (50 titles), Cambridge monographs (443 titles), CRCnetBASE online monographs (114 titles), IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (96 titles), JSTOR monographs (178 titles), O’Reilly online monographs (1,367 titles), Royal Society of Chemistry online monographs (16 titles), SPIE eBooks online monographs (39 titles), SpringerLink monographs (697 titles in 22 subjects, includes Biomedical and life sciences 56 titles, Computer science 70 titles, Economics and finance 40 titles, Engineering 64 titles, and Medicine 71 titles), and University of California Press online monographs (315 titles).

DDA programs: DDA programs with number changed as of today, August 4, 2020: Airiti DDA (3,511 discovery records + 908 purchased titles), JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (10,814 discovery records + 2,493 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).

Note on the SILS Vanguard migration preparation impact on cataloging: SCP, as part of CDL, is participating in the Vanguard migration and testing between May and November. Due to the 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.

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)