By Adolfo Tarango, Head, Systemwide Collection Services

The UCSD campus will be closed December 24-January 1. Additionally, individual staff may be taking additional time off January 2-4. Be advised therefore, that any questions or issues directed to SCP or CDL Acquisitions during this time period may not be addressed until after January 7. The last SCP record files for 2012 will be posted on December 17. The first files for 2013 will be posted on January 7.

The major serial record distributions for November were to Academic Search Complete (96 titles), Open Access (82 titles), and LION (26 titles). For monographs, the major distributions were to SPIE conference proceedings (611 titles), IET Digital Library (287 titles), Early American Imprints Series I (277 titles), Wiley (130 titles), Superstar (101 titles), IEEE conference proceedings (80 titles), and California documents (67 titles).

We sent out the first records for Gale’s Scribner Writers series (68 titles). Complementing Gale’s Twayne’s Authors series, titles in the Scribner series provide bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world. Entries include essays, citations, and biographical information that place an author’s work in personal and historical context.

Our heartfelt wishes that you enjoy a most festive holiday season and a new year filled with wonder and joy.

Until next month …