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The first set of records for two new journals packages, Reveal Digital’s Independent Voices and for SAE, went out this past month. You may have seen some press already regarding Independent Voices. This collection consists of alternative press newspapers and journals drawn from the special collections of contributing libraries. The materials themselves represent and were produced by a wide spectrum of groups from the 1960s to 1980s: feminist, the right-wing press, GIs, LGBTs, small literary presses, minority groups. The Independent Voices project itself is an experiment in providing open access to source materials. Based on a crowd-funding model that covers the cost of production, data conversion, hosting services, and management, once sufficient funds are raised, the whole collection will become open access. CDL, on behalf of the UC Libraries, is one of the funding agents for this project.

Our major serial record distributions for September were for Reveal Digital (343 titles), Open Access (304 titles), JSTOR (202 titles), and LexisNexis (31 titles). For monographs they were for Naxos (3,099 titles), YBP/Ebrary DDA (629 titles), Springer (612 titles), Naxos Jazz (483 titles), Airiti PDA (317 titles), Elsevier (106 titles), Wiley (105 titles), California Documents (98 titles), and IEEE (53 titles). SCP package statistics for through the third quarter 2015, are now posted: http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/scp/docs/2015q3.pdf.

Until next month …