Once again the only major distributions for serials were for Open Access (229 titles). For monographs, our major distributions included titles for NBER (883), SuperStar (411 titles), Open Access (224 titles), Wiley (151 titles), World Bank (137 titles), Knovel (134 titles), Safari (98 titles), IEEE (70 titles), Apabi (69 titles), and CRC Press (62 titles).

For our DDAs, there are now 2058 titles available from YBP/Ebrary, 1533 titles available for the EBSCO Japanese DDA, and 717 titles from the Airiti DDA. As of this date, we have recorded seven purchases from YBP/Ebrary and the EBSCO Japanese, and four from Airiti.

With the approval of a permanent funding model by the Council of University Librarians, I’m pleased to announce that the temporary Chinese language Cataloger position is now classified as permanent. The approved funding model is structured so that a portion is funded by CDL and the remaining amount is funded by the campuses on a cost share basis. After working on a temporary basis for seven years, I’m very happy to know that our Chinese language cataloger, Bie-Hwa Ma, has finally made the commitment to stick around.

Until next month …