By Adolfo Tarango, Head, Systemwide Collection Services
SCP staffer Kate Garvey-Clasby is in the middle of processing the new EEBO records. Our plans for distributing them to the campuses are to send the monograph records on CD-ROM. For the serials however, SCP had distributed actual OCLC records for them, so we will do the same for the new set of serial records. These will be distributed in one of the regular SCP weekly serial files. We will let you know which one. We recommend you delete all your EEBO records, monographs and serials, before you load any of the new EEBO records. We will not distribute the serial records until we know everyone has received the CD-ROM of monograph records so that you can time the deletions and additions of records to minimize the time period your catalogs lack EEBO records.
We were notified by a UCSD staff member that we distributed some records derived from RDA print records. Doing so was not an issue except that the ones he found had the 3XX fields for the print instead of the online. SCP is reviewing its records to identify those we have derived from RDA records and will correct and redistribute them as necessary. We believe all other elements in records derived from RDA records should be fine; however, if you find to the contrary, please let us know.
As I did not send out an update for June, here are the distributions highlights for May, for serials those were Springer (431 titles), American Periodical Series (415 titles), and DragonSource (185 titles); for monographs they were NBER Working Papers (1921 titles), Mexican and Central American Political and Social Ephemera (1148 titles), Springer (244 titles), Wiley (195 titles), Apabi (146 titles), IEEE (114 titles), and Knovel (79 titles).
The Mexican and Central American Political and Social Ephemera collection was a new package and is one of several collections within Gale’s World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean. This ephemera collection is from the Library of Congress and contains materials on political and social movements that were printed in Mexico and Central America. The items are mostly from the period 1980-1991 with topics covered including public health, church work, political campaigns, “disappeared” persons, AIDS, the role of women, and ecology.
Notable monograph record distributions for the month of June were for Latin American and Iberian Biographies (967 titles), Wiley (137 titles), Apabi (154 titles), CRC Press (66 titles), and IEEE (63 titles). For serials they were for American Periodical Series (162 titles) and JSTOR (105 titles). The Latin American and Iberian Biographies is a new package and is also one of several collections within Gale’s World Scholar. This specific collection contains biographical pamphlets from the Library of Congress of Hispanic and Portuguese individuals of the period 1778-1987.
Statistics on the number of titles cataloged for each tracked package as of the end of the second quarter 2012 are posted at http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/scp/docs/2012q2.pdf.
Until next month …