The major journal package distributions for November were for Open Access (373 tiles), EBSCO (48 titles), JSTOR (35 titles), Project Muse (28 titles), and LexisNexis Academic (27 titles). For monographs, the major distributions were for Naxos Jazz (1569 titles), Knovel (230 titles), SuperStar (139 titles), Springer (135 titles), IEEE (92 titles), Wiley (91 titles), CRC Press (64 titles), and Apabi (52 titles). For our DDA packages, there are now 276 titles available from CRC Press ENGnetBASE and 539 titles from the Airiti DDA.

Speaking of Airiti, the new process of SCP distributing their records is now in place with the November file successfully sent to the campuses. Future files will follow on a monthly basis. More good DDA pilot news, the YBP/Ebrary DDA pilot is back on. SCP staff have worked out the cataloging details and have a tentative date of January 13, 2014, for when the initial load of records will be posted for the campuses to load.

Continuing with the positive news, I’m pleased to report that the NGTS cataloging pilot between UC Irvine and SCP is proving very successful. Hats off to our colleagues at Irvine who so far have cataloged 743 titles. As a result of this success, we plan to expand the pilot to include another set of monographs, those published by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and available via the ACM Digital Library. Staff already are reviewing procedures and we look forward to UCI staff cataloging titles starting in mid- to late January.

Last month I announced that we had revived our general email list SCP-L and that we would be using it as our communication mechanism to and for interested staff. Please note that starting with the next update I will only be distributing this update via that list. If you wish to continue to receive this update, please make sure you are signed up to SCP-L. To subscribe to the list please visit the “Subscribe to CDL” page, and follow the instructions provided: http://www.cdlib.org/contact/subscribe.html.

Lastly a reminder, SCP will be closed during the UC San Diego winter campus closure, Dec. 21 through Jan. 1st. Any issues reported during the closure will be resolved as quickly as possible starting Jan 2nd. We wish you all the best of the season and best wishes for the new year.

Until next month …

By Adolfo Tarango, Head, Systemwide Collection Services