A couple of announcements regarding the Airiti Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) package, first, ongoing problems with the ability of Airiti to provide the DDA records for the campuses necessitated SCP take over the process. Instead of each campus separately acquiring the records from the vendor, SCP will distribute them to the campuses monthly, in a separate file apart from the regular SCP record file. Details will be sent to the appropriate staff at each campus. Secondly, the recent resignation of the Airiti liaison has delayed SCP’s distribution of November’s set of DDA records. This set will be distributed as soon as possible pending orientation of the new liaison to our cataloging process. Regarding another DDA package, the YBP/Ebrary DDA pilot is on indefinite hold pending resolution of some licensing issues. On a more positive note, the number of titles available via the CRC Press ENGnetBASE DDA is 250 while those currently available from Airiti are 523.

 SCP has revived its general email list SCP-L. This email list will be used to distribute the SCP Monthly Updates, minutes of the SCP Advisory Committee meetings, the SCP annual report, and other general information regarding SCP operations and SCP cataloged resources. Subscribers can also use the list to ask questions regarding SCP cataloged resources and SCP operations. SCP staff and the members of the SCP Advisory Committee will be monitoring the list so as to be able to address any questions posed on the list. To subscribe to the list please visit the “Subscribe to CDL” page, and follow the instructions provided: http://www.cdlib.org/contact/subscribe.html.

 CDL IT staff completed the migration of SCP PID server data to a new service maintained by CDL. While there was a temporary problem right after the migration with some PIDs not resolving correctly, that problem was quickly resolved; all PIDs should be operating correctly. As always, if you discover any access problems with a resource, please report it via the CDL Helpline at https://helpline.cdlib.org.

 The most significant serial record distributions for November were for Gale Literature Resource Center journals (416 titles) and SpringerLink (104 titles). The Gale journals are the first distributions for that package. For monographs, the major distributions were for World Bank Working Papers (2,813 titles), Springer (340 titles), Alexander Street Press Indian Drama (256 titles), SuperStar (146 titles), Alexander Street Press Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period (90 titles), IEEE (83 titles), and CRC Press (51 titles). The Alexander Street Press titles are also the first distributions for those specific ASP databases.

 SCP will be closed during the UC San Diego winter campus closure, Dec. 21 through Jan. 1st. The last file of SCP records for 2013 will be posted on Dec 16. The first file of 2014 will be posted on Jan. 6th. Any issues reported during the closure will be resolved as quickly as possible starting Jan 2nd.

 Until next month …

By Adolfo Tarango, Head, Systemwide Collection Services