scp2Our major monograph distributions for last month included titles for Springer (1,644 titles), Knovel (374 titles), IEEE (158 titles), YBP/Ebrary DDA (144 titles), Wiley (141 titles), and Airiti (61 titles). For serials, our only major distributions were for Open Access resources (512 titles) and EBSCO (20 titles). Several monograph package renewals were completed at the end of the year so we’re now able to send you 2015 content from Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, and SPIE.

For our DDAs, there are now 3,298 titles available from YBP/Ebrary, 1,844 titles available for the EBSCO Japanese DDA, and 1,138 titles from the Airiti DDA. As of this date, we have recorded 71 purchases from YBP/Ebrary, eleven from the EBSCO Japanese, and four from Airiti.

Our fourth quarter statistics are now posted, http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/scp/docs/2014q4.pdf. These statistics highlight the change from the previous quarter in the number of titles available from each package. For example, nearly 1,200 open access journals and nearly 3,800 Springer monographs were added during the fourth quarter of 2014.

For several months now, we have been assessing the value of using the title update reports from OCLC’s Collection Manager for bibliographic record maintenance. We are pleased to announce that based our analysis and resulting recommendation, Ivy Anderson, CDL’s Director of Collection Development & Management, has approved our use of these reports to identify and perform bibliographic record maintenance on an ongoing basis on reported serials. We have found that, on average, about 225 titles per month are being reported. The updates cover a host of important changes such as added or updated access points, record conversions from AACR2 to RDA, title changes, etc. In all, these are very valuable updates that SCP would not normally catch.

Until next month …