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SCP Update – October 2020

For the detailed list of net increase or decrease of titles from CDL licensed and selected open access collections, see the distribution statistics report for September 2020.

SCP Overview 

Monthly Updates

SCP made further changes to the format of the SCP update suggested by John Kratz and Rachael Hu of CDL User Experience Design Service based on the survey we conducted last summer. We hope that it is easier to read. We welcome your feedback.

The following chart and table show the overall SCP cataloging activities and workload in September. The total accumulated records SCP manages is also included. In the September chart below, the number of new and withdrawn serial records largely reflects the serials phase II project of switching bibliographic records for print format to online format. The number of new monographic records includes the distribution of 10,801 titles of the Project Muse eBook collection, a new package. The updates in monographic records are mostly from OCLC daily updates received,  with enriched metadata such as subject heading(s) and/or other access point(s) added, records upgraded to full level, etc. 

SCP Monthly Record Distribution, September 2020

  New Updates Withdrawn Total Distributions
Serials 1449 67 1483 2999
Monographs 14904 10323 1890 27117
Databases 2 10 0 12


As of September 26th 2020, SCP manages a total of: 

  • Databases: 1,229 records;  1,238 package links
  • Monographs: 1,202,334 records;  1,229,055 package links
  • Serials: 91,275 records; 119,713 package links

Cataloging Note 

Routine cataloging by SCP may be delayed due to the migration to SILS, cataloging of new acquisitions, and reduced capacity due to the COVID-19 work from home recommendation. If a package is delayed over three months, or you have concerns regarding access to CDL content, please report to the CDL Helpline. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 


Serials and Databases 

Major Net Increases 

  • EBSCO journals (+11 titles)
    • EBSCO. Business source complete online journals (+9 titles)
  • EIU online journals (+12 titles)
  • OECD iLibrary online journals (+10 titles)
  • Open access resources (+30 titles)
  • Open access resources. CalDocs online journals (+48 titles), the cataloging related to the Serials Phase II Project
  • Wiley-Blackwell online journals (+20)

Major Net Decreases 

  • JSTOR journals (-40 titles)
    • JSTOR online journals. Ireland Collection (-39 titles)
  • Nexis Uni online journals (-10 titles)
  • ScienceDirect online journals (-11 titles)

Serials Cataloging Transition Phase II 

The last batch process of the remaining titles was distributed in file 2000908. So far 93% of print records (41,000+) have switched to online records. The remaining about 2540 print records will go through the manual process to be switched to online records. For the details about processing, please see the CDLINFO article and Phase II FAQ page



Major Net Increases  

  • ACM monographs (+46 titles)
    • ACM conference proceedings (+45 titles)
  • CRCnetBASE online monographs (+130 titles)
  • Elsevier monographs (+161 titles in 15 subjects)
  • IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (+257 titles)
  • Knovel Library online monographs (+117 titles)
  • OECD iLibrary online monographs (+38 titles)
  • Project MUSE online monographs (NEW package +10,801 titles)
  • Sage Research Methods monographs (+49 titles) 
    • Cases online monographs (+37 titles) 
  • SpringerLink monographs (+844 titles in 20 subjects)

    • Biomedical and life sciences (+78 titles) 

    • Business and management (+38 titles) 

    • Computer science (+125 titles) 

    • Economic and finance (+43 titles) 

    • Education (+45 titles)

    • Engineering (+61 titles) 

    • Literature, cultural and media studies (+50 titles) 

    • Mathematics and statistics (+51 titles) 

    • Medicine (+74 titles) 

    • Physics and astronomy (+33 titles) 

    • Political science and international studies (+50 titles) 

    • Religion and philosophy (+36 titles) 

    • Social sciences (+41 titles)

  • Thieme. MedOne education online monographs (+34 titles) 

  • University of California Press online monographs (+48 titles) 

  • Wiley online monographs (+62 titles) 

  • Airiti monographs (+1,046 titles) 

Major Net Decreases 

  • JSTOR monographs (-605 titles) 


DDA Programs 

Programs with Updated Number as of Today, October 7, 2020 

  • Airiti DDA (4,901 discovery records, 909 purchased titles)
  • JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (4,380 discovery records, 2,550 purchased titles) 


Programs With No Change 

  • CDL EBA databases. ProQuest (53 titles)
  • CDL EBA databases. ProQuest history vault ( titles)
  • CNPeReading online monographs (729 purchased titles)
  • CRC Press ENGnetBASE online monographs (406 purchased titles) 
    • 2013 package (105 titles)
    • 2014 package (64 titles)
    • 2015 package (133 titles)
    • 2016 package (104 titles)
  • EBSCO Japanese online monographs (466 purchased titles)
  • Maruzen eBook Library online monographs (333 purchased titles) 
  • YBP/Ebrary online monographs via ProQuest (665 purchased titles) 


CDL Helpline 

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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