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SCP Update — March 2021

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 February 2021.

SCP Overview 

Monthly Updates 

The following chart and table show the overall SCP cataloging activities and workload in February. There are more serials added this month, also the bulk of brief records of Dacheng online journals have been contributed to and replaced by OCLC records. A new tier 2 collection, non-DDA titles, created: Maruzen eBook Library online monographs. Reference. See CDLINFO article for more details. SCP would like to acknowledge and appreciate that Naomi Shiraishi, Japanese cataloging librarian of UC Berkeley C.V. Starr East Asian Library, generously provided cataloging for titles of the initial purchase and will continue to catalog titles of future acquisitions of this collection.

On SILS project, SCP & MARCIVE records migrated to CDL NZ were delivered on February 12. Kate Garvey-Clasby has reviewed them based on ILSDC checklist, and data so far seems to have migrated as expected, except missing 1014 bib records which was a result of multi-match. Kate plans to update these records after SCP’s last weekly file distribution (date TBD). SCP also discussed and provided a list of action items for the SILS Policy & Practice Coordinators (PPC)’ Minimal Viable Product (MVP) document which are mostly related to post go-alive data review and cleanup.  

With SILS project, SCP staff anticipate dramatic changes in cataloging operations and will devote significant time to test and develop workflows during the Test Load period. As a result, there will be a delay in providing catalog records for many eBook collections (whose cataloging frequency are less than monthly) for approximately two quarterly cycles, March-July 2021. During this interim period, all access will be available on content platforms. Post-migration, all content will be made available on Alma/Primo VE via SFX/360 and partial SCP data migration. For a list of eBook collections whose cataloging will be suspended during this interim period, see CDLINFO article. A special note about serials (including individual OA Journal request) and Chinese e-resources (books and serials): these may have some delay but will not stop until SCP’s last weekly file distribution. SCP will continue to accept cataloging requests for new collections, but will hold off reviewing and making recommendation to JSC and UC CKGs until post-migration. We appreciate your understanding and support.

SCP Monthly Record Distribution, December 2020

  New Updates Withdrawn Total distributions
Serials 2211 239 1790 4240
Monographs 2741 11692 7 14440
Databases 3 5 0 8

As of January 23, 2021, SCP manages a total of: 

  • Databases:  1,215 records; 1,219 package links
  • Monographs:  1,222,136 records; 1,248,998 package links
  • Serials:  89,290, records; 120,904 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 (+268 titles) 
    • Academic search complete online journals (+148 titles) 
    • Business source complete online journals (+114 titles) 
  • Contemporary women’s issues online journals (+29 titles) 
  • Nexis Uni online journals (+12 titles) 
  • ProQuest journals (+62 titles)
    •  Ethnic newswatch (+48 titles) 
    • Music periodicals database online journals (+13 titles) 
  • CDL open access databases (+12 titles) 
  • Superstar. Chinamaxx online journals phase 1 (+52 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  

  • CRC Press. CRCnetBASE online monographs (+68 titles)
  • IEEE Xplore online conference proceedings (+175 titles) 
  • JSTOR monographs (+210 titles) 
  • Knovel Library online monographs (+49 titles)
  • Maruzen eBook Library online monographs. Reference (NEW collection +44 titles) 
  • Open access resource  selected by the UC Libraries (+50 titles) 
    • Taylor & Francis online monographs (+32 titles)
  • SpringerLink monographs (+308 titles in 17 subjects)  
    • Biomedical and life sciences (+33 titles) 
    • Computer science (+96 titles) 
  • TransTech monographs (+176 titles) 
      • Key engineering materials online monographs (+90 titles) 
      • Materials science forum online monographs (+60 titles) 
  • Airiti monographs (+52 titles) 
  • Apabi online monographs. Ebooks (+1503 titles) 


DDA Programs 

Programs with Updated Number as of March 1, 2021 

  • Airiti DDA (4,802 discovery records, 1053 purchased titles) 
  • JSTOR CDL DDA pilot (7,739 discovery records, 2,924 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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