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SCP Update – December 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 November 2020.

SCP Overview 

Monthly Updates 

The following chart and table show the overall SCP cataloging activities and workload in November. Through the CDL Helpline report, a complicated access issue with Sage Research Method package was identified that affected nearly 2,000 records. Donal O’Sullivan had spent a significant amount of time to identify, match and replace problem URLs with the corrected URLs.

On the SILS project, Kate Garvey-Clasby has started to extract and prepare CDL/SCP migration files in November. As some of you may know that to prevent from creating duplications of CDL SFX and SCP data in Alma Network Zone, CDL/SCP data were migrated into a siloed CDL Institution Zone during the Vanguard test period. Through Vanguard evaluation, CDL/SCP was able to identify nearly 487,000 bibliographic records (about 42% of SCP migratable data) that do not overlap with CDL SFX/360 ERM data. Thus, we were able to get Ex Libris approval for test load and cutover load to migrate this subset directly to the Alma Network Zone and the rest will continue to migrate to the siloed CDL Institution Zone. For details about the decision on CDL SFX and SCP data, please click here. In addition, SCP also worked with UCSD to extract and prepare UCSD’s copy of MARCIVE bibliographic records to migrate to the Alma Network Zone for test load and cutover load. The SILS Resource Management Functional Group will evaluate and test MARCIVE monthly load and maintenance in Network Zone during test load. For details about the decision on MARCIVE during test load, please click here.

SCP Monthly Record Distribution, November 2020





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As of November 28, 2020, SCP manages a total of: 

  • Databases: 1,213 records;  1,218 package links
  • Monographs: 1,215,820 records;  1,242,651 package links
  • Serials: 88,582 records; 119,680 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. 

As Christmas holiday season is approaching, the last SCP file distribution for year 2020 will be December 14th. SCP will resume file distribution on January 4th, 2021.

SCP staff wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021, stay safe and healthy!

Serials and Databases 

Major Net Increases 

  • Business source complete online journals (+36 titles) 
  • Regional business news online journals (+108 titles) 
  • Contemporary women’s issues online journals (+9 titles) 
  • Nexis Uni online journals (+35 titles)
  • Open access resource  selected by the UC Libraries. Bentham online journals (+39 titles)
  • Dacheng online journals (+30 titles)
  • North-China Daily News & Herald online newspapers (NEW package +16 titles)
  • CDL licensed databases. Optics infobase (+18 titles) 

Major Net Decreases 

  • Open access resource  selected by the UC Libraries. DOAJ online journals (-27 titles)
  • Open access resource  selected by the UC Libraries. CalDocs online journals (-157 titles)
  • Open access resource  selected by the UC Libraries. CalDocs online databases (-11 titles)

Serials Cataloging Transition Phase II 

As Monday, November 23, 2020, SCP completed switching all non-Chinese print serials to online records. As a result, only 600+ Chinese titles (about 1.4% of the project) remain to be manually switched.  For the details about processing, please see CDLINFO article and Phase II FAQ page


Major Net Increases  

  • ACM conference proceedings (+194 titles) 
  • Berg Fashion Library online monographs (+43 titles)
  • Cambridge online monographs (+392 titles) 
  • CRC Press. CRCnetBASE online monographs (+166 titles) 
  • Elsevier monographs (+222 titles in 22 subjects) 
  • IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (+92 titles) 
  • Institute of Physics online monographs (+18 titles) 
  • JSTOR monographs (+205 titles) 
  • MIT Press monographs (+109 titles)
      • MIT Press Direct online monographs (+108 titles)
  • OECD iLibrary online monographs (+15 titles) 
  • Open access resource  selected by the UC Libraries (+274 titles) 
    • Getty Publications Virtual Library online monographs (NEW package +269 titles)
  • Project MUSE online monographs (+609 titles)
  • Sage Research Methods. Books & reference collection online audio (New subset +2 titles) 
  • SPIE digital library online conference proceedings (+472 titles) 
  • SpringerLink monographs (+644 titles in 18 subjects)  
    • Biomedical and life sciences (+43 titles) 
    • Business and management (+36 titles) 
    • Computer science (+135 titles) 
    • Economics and finance (+39 titles) 
    • Education (+49 titles)
    • Literature, cultural and media studies (+47 titles) 
    • Mathematics and statistics (+51 titles) 
    • Medicine (+38 titles) 
    • Physics and astronomy (+41 titles) 
    • Social sciences (+46 titles) 
  • Wiley online monographs (+59 titles) 
  • Chinamaxx online monographs phase 1 (+468 titles) 

Major Net Decreases 

  • Sage Research Methods. Books & reference collection online monographs (-87 titles)

DDA Programs 

Programs with Updated Number as of December 7, 2020 

  • Airiti DDA (4,899 discovery records, 909 purchased titles) 
  • JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (6,822 discovery records, 2,723 purchased titles) 

Programs With No Change 

  • CDL EBA databases. ProQuest (53 titles) 
  • CDL EBA databases. ProQuest history vault ( 44 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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