By Adolfo Tarango, Head, Systemwide Collection Services

Our highest record distributions for serials in February were Open Access (201 titles), DragonSource (104 titles), Sage (46), Taylor & Francis (28), and LexixNexis (24 titles). The DragonSource distributions are the first for that package. This is a Chinese language Tier 2 resource for which titles are individually selected by the subscribing campuses’ bibliographers. DragonSource is a full-text database of popular Chinese-language magazines and journals published in China after 1997. The journals included cover a wide scope of subject areas: politics, economics, literature, arts, philosophy, history, society, popular science, military science, education, family, recreation, health, and fashion. Both text and audio versions are provided.

The primary monographic record distributions were for Springer (454 titles), ACM (385 titles), CRC Press (356 titles), Apabi (234 titles), Knovel (179 titles), IEEE (137 titles), CIAO (102 titles), Alexander Street Press (95 titles), and CalDocs (39 titles). Almost all the Alexander Street Press titles are for the collection Women and Social Movements in the United States, the first distribution for that collection. Items in this collection cover the span of years from 1600 to 2000.

SCP continues consulting with Innovative Interfaces (III) and UCSD staff on transitioning to Unicode. At this point we appear to have the problems identified and a solution is in the works. We are hoping III will implement its solution soon. Once that is done, we will announce a new timetable for our transition which will include time for sending another test file.