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SCP Quarterly Cataloging Priorities Report to the JSC: October-December 2017

Project-oriented cataloging priorities

  1. Upcoming new purchases and transitions
  2. JSTOR Open Access e-books
  3. Australian National Library Press

Project-oriented Chinese cataloging priorities

  1. China economy, public policy, and security database (Pi shu)
  2. Chinese periodical full-text database

Upcoming new purchases and transitions: Cataloging any potential new packages signed by CDL and/or managing any potential transitions generated by vendor converting HTTP to HTTPS.

JSTOR Open Access E-books: JSTOR recently add about 1,200 Open Access e-books. Given JSTOR is one of OA e-book collections SCP monitoring, SCP propose to catalog them during the 4th quarter.

Australian National Library Press: Cataloging requested by a local campus, this collection contains open access ebooks and ejounals, updated monthly. As of 8/1/2017 there are 820 vendor MARC records available for ebooks.  There is, as Becky suggests, significant overlap with DOAB and other OA collections.  It will slow down the initial processing but ongoing cataloging should be minimal.

China economy, public policy, and security database (Pi shu): Cataloging requested by three local campuses in order to increase the discoverability of titles in this database. A collection of high-value analytical reports intended to guide policymaking in the People's Republic of China. These reports feature exclusive research and analysis by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and authors from similar institutions, and present objective analysis versus official government messaging on strategic issues. Titles are core research materials for contemporary China studies at UCSD, UCLA and UCB.

Chinese periodical full-text database (25,000 titles) and Late Qing dynasty periodical full text database (3,000 titles): Slowly making progress. Vendor agreed to supply title key, an important data element for identifying titles, more works needed before the cataloging process start. Primarily apply SCP Phased Cataloging Strategies (strategy 2 phase 1) in the following order:  step 1) develop search strategies to identify titles lacking OCLC records and batch create level 3/K OCLC records for these titles; step 2) upon completion of step 1, evaluate and develop workflow to review and process titles matched in OCLC. It will be a great challenge and may take a long time to identify and match the right records in OCLC due to false hits and/or duplicate records found in OCLC, poor quality of vendor provided metadata, etc.

Useful links: SCP Cataloging Priorities | SCP Standing Cataloging PrioritiesSCP Updates & Statistics CDL E-Resources Tracking | Request Cataloging for A New Collection Request Cataloging for Individual OA Journal Titles

Respectfully submitted,
Shi Deng, September 6, 2017
Approved by JSC, October 9, 2017

 

SCP Quarterly Cataloging Priorities Report to the JSC: July-September 2017

Project-oriented cataloging priorities

  1. CRC Press STMnetbase
  2. Alexander Street Press 60 Minutes
  3. CABI’s Invasive Species Compendium
  4. Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Database (AESD)

Project-oriented Chinese cataloging priorities

  1. Chinese periodical full-text database

 

CRC Press STMnetbase: CRC Press titles came in many subsets in the past. With the STMnetbase Upgrade, SCP needs to figure out the best strategy to identify what titles should be cataloged and if batch cataloging is a possibility.

Alexander Street Press 60 Minutes: A video collection of 2000+ episodes of TV program 60 Minutes. Requested by UC Davis to catalog at title (episode) level. SCP is able to find OCLC records for cataloging this collection if JSC approved.

CABI’s Invasive Species Compendium: An open access encyclopedic resource including over 9,000 Datasheets and over 190,000 Abstracts. Requested by UC Berkeley. SCP can catalog it at the database level if JSC approved.

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Database (AESD): A tier 3 collection with three campuses (UCB, UCI, UCSB) and another two campuses (UCD, UCLA) upgraded to Natural Sciences.  The latter encompasses the basic AESD collection. About 2,000+ out of 2,700+ AESD titles are full text journals (remaining titles are abstracts). Among these 2,000+ titles, about 1,000+ titles already have catalog records from other packages cataloged by UCSD or SCP, and another 600+ on OCLC are CONSER records. So for these 1,600+ titles, SCP can identify, process in batches, and distribute. For the rest of 400+ titles, SCP will need to catalog as a project for 2017Q3 priority if JSC approved.

Additional notes: Upon completion of cataloging the AESD initial package, SCP can, if desired by UCLA and UCD, pull a special file of AESD titles for UCD and UCLA. They can edit the 856 field as desired. Upon loading, they can add holdings to these titles on their own. They can also catalog the additional Natural Sciences titles that have not overlapped with AESD.  

Because AESD is not a tier 2 package and will not be managed by CDL Acquisitions, each campus will activate SFX for the package at their local level. SCP will maintain the URLs for AESD titles via CDL PID server, not UC-eLinks.

Chinese periodical full-text database (25,000 titles) and Late Qing dynasty periodical full text database (3,000 titles): Slowly making progress. Primarily apply SCP Phased Cataloging Strategies (strategy 2 phase 1) in the following order:  step 1) develop search strategies to identify titles lacking OCLC records and batch create level 3/K OCLC records for these titles; step 2) upon completion of step 1, evaluate and develop workflow to review and process titles matched in OCLC. It will be a great challenge and may take a long time to identify and match the right records in OCLC due to false hits and/or duplicate records found in OCLC, poor quality of vendor provided metadata, etc. The goal for this quarter is to complete the work in step 1.  

 

Respectfully submitted,
Shi Deng, June 6, 2017
Revised with JSC’s feedback and approval, July 11, 2017

 

SCP Quarterly Cataloging Priorities Report to the JSC: April-June 2017

Project-oriented cataloging priorities

  1. End-of-year purchases and transitions
  2. Review and update cataloging of collection packages
  3. Open Access E-book Cataloging Project

Project-oriented Chinese cataloging priorities

  1. Chinese periodical full-text database
  2. CAJ hidden title changes

Any end-of-year purchases and packages/platform transitions will be SCP’s primary focus. SCP also will review and update cataloging of ongoing packages. SCP has maintained ongoing packages update status report. The report shows which packages have been cataloged according to expected cataloging frequency/schedule. The review and update process is a reality check to see what packages were behind the schedule and in need to adjust cataloging frequency. Taking JSC’s suggestion, SCP will define quarterly as the default cataloging frequency for E-book packages with the option to reset.  Conditions which might affect increasing or decreasing the frequency would be ease of record discovery, quantity of titles published per quarter, quality of the available records, etc.  We can report any such changes to JSC. With increasing batch cataloging of monographs, SCP will also review workflow/assignments to make adjustments as needed.

Open Access E-book Cataloging Project: SCP will complete the initial cataloging of the following packages if not finished by the first quarter. Background information: To eliminate cataloging redundancy for open access monographs resources due to overlap of contents, SCP proposed that if a currently cataloged OA resource is adequately represented with at least one valid Open Access link for all campuses in the cataloged record there should be no need to add multiple other OA links. It was approved by JSC on January 13 with suggested changes. SCP would like to catalog the following OA collections with the proposed approach in the order of importance that JSC recommends.

DOAB
Knowledge Unlatched
JSTOR OA eBooks
Luminos
OAPEN
Open Book Publishers
Open Textbook Library (including OpenStax titles in the collection)
Springer

 

Chinese periodical full-text database (25,000 titles) and Late Qing dynasty periodical full text database (3,000 titles): Primarily apply SCP Phased Cataloging Strategies (strategy 2 phase 1) in the following order:  step 1) develop search strategies to identify titles lacking OCLC records and batch create level 3/K OCLC records for these titles; step 2) upon completion of step 1, evaluate and develop workflow to review and process titles matched in OCLC. It will be a great challenge and may take a long time to identify and match the right records in OCLC due to false hits and/or duplicate records found in OCLC, poor quality of vendor provided metadata, etc. The goal for this quarter is to complete the work in step 1.  

CAJ hidden title changes: University of Hong Kong Library shared with the cooperative cataloguing project partners the online version OCLC records for CAJ titles including hidden title changes. For Series F-H, and J that UC subscribes, SCP is short of around 1,500 titles, most of which are hidden title changes. In January and February, Bie-hwa and a student assistant batched searched the 5,466 OCLC records including those records that replaced the original University of Hong Kong records. In the coming quarter, Bie-hwa will batch identify the records that SCP has not catalogued by matching OCLC number or title using MarcEdit and export them from OCLC. Manual identification may be involved for those cannot be identified by MarcEdit tools.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Shi Deng, March 1, 2017
Revised with JSC’s feedback, April 10, 2017
Approved by JSC, May 8, 2017

 

SCP Quarterly Cataloging Priorities Report to the JSC: January-March 2017

Project-oriented cataloging priorities

  1. UCSD ILS/LSP RFP & SCP
  2. JSTOR DDA Pilot
  3. Open Access E-book Cataloging Project
  4. OAPEN Library E-books
  5. Open Textbook Library

Project-oriented Chinese cataloging priorities

  1. CNPIEC Chinese DDA Pilot
  2. Chinese periodical full-text database

UCSD ILS/LSP RFP & SCP: SCP operations have been piggybacked on UCSD ILS. With UCSD looking for new ILS/LSP, SCP catalogers need to experiment with RFP vendors’ ILS sandbox and participate in vendors’ onsite demo sessions to evaluate vendor’s potentials in terms of SCP functionalities and workflows, such as how SCP records (one of two sets of records) within the system would be identified so that they can be flagged for record extraction, transformation, manipulation, and loading, as well as independent reporting and workflow, separate from UCSD records.  (Right now we append a suffix to the OCLC number to differentiate SCP’s OCLC numbers from UCSD’s.)

JSTOR DDA Pilot: Initial evaluation and workflow set up for the weekly load and cataloging purchased titles. Also need to resolve the issue for UCB record delivery.

Open Access E-book Cataloging Project: To eliminate cataloging redundancy for open access monographs resources due to overlap of contents, SCP proposed that if a currently cataloged OA resource is adequately represented with at least one valid Open Access link for all campuses in the cataloged record there should be no need to add multiple other OA links. It was approved by JSC on January 13 with suggested changes. SCP would like to catalog the following OA collections with the proposed approach.

  • DOAB
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • JSTOR OA eBooks
  • Luminos
  • OAPEN
  • Open Book Publishers
  • Open Textbook Library (including OpenStax titles in the collection)
  • Springer

OAPEN Library E-books: Requested by bibliographers from UC San Diego in May, see Annelise Sklar’s message on May 3, 2016. The project was not listed for the last quarterly priority list because we find it is a more complex process than we initially expected, described above; also because of other packages such as T&F, CUP, ASCE have higher priority. It will be part of the OA E-book Cataloging Project.
Open Textbook Library: Requested by bibliographers from UC Santa Cruz in October. The OTL provides MARC records with a CC0 public domain license at http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/Discovery.aspx and includes the OpenStax titles in their collection.  All the OTL books are also high quality and at the college level, and "currently in use at multiple higher education institutions, or affiliated with a higher education institution, scholarly society, or professional organization." Currently it has about 302 titles with OCLC MARC records. It will be part of the OA E-book Cataloging Project.

CNPIEC Chinese DDA Pilot: Initial evaluation and workflow set up for the monthly load and cataloging purchased title.

Chinese periodical full-text database (25,000 titles) and Late Qing dynasty periodical full text database (3,000 titles): Primarily apply SCP Phased Cataloging Strategies (strategy 2 phase 1) in the following order:  step 1) develop search strategies to identify titles lacking OCLC records and batch create level 3/K OCLC records for these titles; step 2) upon completion of step 1, evaluate and develop workflow to review and process titles matched in OCLC. It will be a great challenge and may take a long time to identify and match the right records in OCLC due to false hits and/or duplicate records found in OCLC, poor quality of vendor provided metadata, etc. The goal for this quarter is to complete the work in step 1.  

 

Chinese cataloging priorities:

The following priority order reflects the East Asian Bibliographers decisions.

  1. New Purchases
    • Chinamaxx (new purchases) (Tier 2)
    • Apabi ebooks and yearbooks (new purchases and backlog from 2009) (Tier 2)
    • Airiti ebooks (new purchases from DDA pilot) (Tier 2)
    • [new] CNPIEC ebooks (new purchases from DDA pilot) (Tier 2)
  2. Chinese periodical full-text database (Minguo shi qi qi kan) (Tier 2)
  3. Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full Text Database (1833-1911) (Wan Qing qi kan quan wen shu ju ku) (Tier 2)
  4. Dacheng Journals (Tier 1)
  5. Chinese classic ancient books (Zhongguo ji ben gu ji ku) (Tier 2)
  6. Chinese local records (Zhongguo fang zhi ku) (Tier 2)
  7. Pi shu (Tier 2)
  8. Ongoing maintenance for catalogued packages
    • CAJ (Tier 1)
    • COJ (Tier 2)
    • TEPS (Tier 2)
    • Apabi (Tier 2)
    • SuperStar (Tier 2)
    • DragonSource (Tier 2)
  9. SuperStar Chinamaxx Phase 1 (Tier 2) –Cataloged by UCSD and UCSB
  10. [New] Zhong gong dang shi qi kan shu ju ku (bundled with Tier 1 Dacheng)

Respectfully submitted,
Shi Deng, December 6, 2016, revised February 14, 2017
Approved by JSC, February 21, 2017

 

SCP Quarterly Cataloging Priorities Report to the JSC: October-December 2016

Project-oriented cataloging priorities

  1. Open Access E-book Analysis Project
  2. OAPEN Library E-books
  3. Open Textbook Library
  4. SpringerOpen Online Journals
  5. EBSCO Japanese DDA pilot

Open Access E-book Analysis Project: With OA e-books becoming more high profile it will become necessary for Donal to devote more time to these collections.  There are some notable problems with both identifying OA titles and ensuring as little duplication of records as possible.  Many of the collections (DOAB, OAPEN, Springer, etc.) overlap to varying degrees and will need to be examined carefully in order to prevent that duplication of content and the duplication of effort further down the road.  Also, ISBNs cannot always be trusted if they even appear in the content, titles can differ from one title list to another as there is no real standardization of how the metadata should be presented with OA.  The approach I would recommend taking, initially at least, is to concentrate solely on OA for at least 2 weeks to the exclusion of all other work.  Being able to focus on OA as a project will allow to create a better workflow for all Open Access going forward.

The primary OA collections to be analyzed are:

  • DOAB
  • Institute of Physics
  • Knowledge Unlatched
  • Luminos
  • National Academies Press
  • OAPEN
  • Open Book Publishers
  • Open Textbook Library (including OpenStax titles in the collection)
  • Springer
  • WAC Clearinghouse
  • World Bank
  • De Gruyter

OAPEN Library E-books: Requested by bibliographers from UC San Diego in May, see Annelise Sklar’s message on May 3, 2016. The project was not list for the last quarterly priority list because we find it is a more complex process than we initially expected, described above; also because of other packages such as T&F, CUP, ASCE have higher demand. We hope by completing the OA E-book Analysis Project, we will be able to work on OAPEN package more effectively. 

Open Textbook Library: Requested by bibliographers from UC Santa Cruz in October. The OTL provides MARC records with a CC0 public domain license at http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/Discovery.aspx and includes the OpenStax titles in their collection.  All the OTL books are also high quality and at the college level, and "currently in use at multiple higher education institutions, or affiliated with a higher education institution, scholarly society, or professional organization." Currently it has about 302 titles with OCLC MARC records.

SpringerOpen Online Journals: Requested by bibliographers from UC San Diego in August, see David Schmitt's message on August 30, 2016. There are currently 238 SpringerOpen journals (https://www.springeropen.com/journals-a-z).  We cataloged 143 as of August. We will catalog the remaining available titles.

 

Chinese cataloging priorities:


The following reflect the East Asian Bibliographers decisions.

  1. Chinamaxx (New purchases) (Tier 2)
  2. Apabi ebooks and yearbooks (new purchases and backlog from 2009) (Tier 2)
  3. Airiti ebooks (new purchases from DDA pilot) (Tier 2)
  4. Chinese periodical full-text database (Minguo shi qi qi kan) (Tier 2)
  5. Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full Text Database (1833-1911) (Wan Qing qi kan quan wen shu ju ku) (Tier 2)
  6. Dacheng Journals (Tier 1)
  7. Chinese classic ancient books and Chinese local records (Tier 2)
  8. Pi shu (Tier 2)
  9. Ongoing maintenance to cataloged packages (COJ (Tier 2), TEPS (Tier 2), CAJ (Tier 1), Apabi (Tier 2), SuperStar (Tier 2), DragonSource (Tier 2))
  10. SuperStar Chinamaxx Phase 1 (Tier 2)

 

Respectfully submitted,
Shi Deng, September 2, 2016
Revised with JSC’s feedback, October 11, 2016

 

SCP Quarterly Cataloging Priorities Report to the JSC: July-Sept 2016

Project-oriented cataloging priorities

  1. Cambridge Books Online
  2. Taylor & Francis online journals
  3. Cornell University Press OA monograph titles
  4. EBSCO Japanese DDA pilot
  5. ASCE eBooks & Standards
  6. JSTOR Arts & Sciences XV

We will consider both Cambridge Books Online (about 1,200 titles) and Taylor & Francis (about 2,400 titles) packages as top priorities. JSC also received feedback from bibliographers that Cambridge eBooks and Taylor & Francis Online journals are priorities in their minds.

Receiving the request from campuses, JSC decided to add Cornell University Press OA monograph titles to this list, an initial group of seven classic titles from the Press’ distinguished catalog made available on the Project MUSE platform.

We will continue to keep purchased DDA titles as top priorities. At the moment, we have EBSCO Japanese DDA pilot and Airiti DDA, the later one is included in Chinese cataloging priorities below.

ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) consists of conference proceedings, ebooks, journals, and standards.  The journals were cataloged by Becky back in March. There will be initial set of records for Conferences that can be batch processed. For Ebooks & Standards: there are currently only 6 titles available according to the title list. We don’t anticipate substantial workload beyond the initial set of conference records.

Once purchased made in July for the next fiscal year, JSTOR Arts & Sciences XV, the last in the Arts & Sciences Journals Archive Collection, will be cataloged.  This collection will have more than 150 titles by 2018, with more than 50 available by the end of April 2016.  Notable titles:

  • Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
  • Historian
  • Philosophia Reformata
  • Journal of Mind and Behavior
  • Pi Mu Epsilon Journal
  • Statistica Sinica
  • Studia Rosenthaliana

 

Chinese cataloging priorities:


The following reflect the East Asian Bibliographers decisions.

  1. Chinamaxx (New purchases) (Tier 2)
  2. Apabi ebooks and yearbooks (new purchases and backlog from 2009) (Tier 2)
  3. Airiti ebooks (new purchases from DDA pilot) (Tier 2)
  4. Chinese periodical full-text database (Minguo shi qi qi kan) (Tier 2)
  5. Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full Text Database (1833-1911) (Wan Qing qi kan quan wen shu ju ku) (Tier 2) (covers approximately 280,000 articles published in 302 Chinese-language periodicals)
  6. Dacheng Journals (Tier 1)
  7. Chinese classic ancient books and Chinese local records (Tier 2)
  8. Pi shu (Tier 2)
  9. Ongoing maintenance to cataloged packages (COJ (Tier 2), TEPS (Tier 2), CAJ (Tier 1), Apabi (Tier 2), SuperStar (Tier 2), DragonSource (Tier 2))
  10. SuperStar Chinamaxx Phase 1 (Tier 2)

 

Respectfully submitted,
Shi Deng, May 27, 2016
Revised with JSC’s feedback, June 15, 2016

 

 

SCP Quarterly Cataloging Priorities Report to the JSC: April-June 2016

Project-oriented cataloging priorities

  1. EBSCO Japanese DDA pilot
  2. ICPSR online datasets project
  3. Cambridge Books Online (Pending on finalizing license)
  4. Taylor & Francis online journals (Pending on finalizing license)

We will continue to keep purchased DDA titles as top priorities. This will be EBSCO Japanese DDA pilot at the moment. With YBP/Ebrary DDA pilot ended, the records for the purchased title is done. We also have Airiti DDA which is included in Chinese cataloging priorities below.

With campus request, we will provide initial batch cataloging for ICPSR online datasets (9264 records) as a special catalog project. Then we will incorporate the new content into standing cataloging priorities.

We will consider both Cambridge Books Online (about 1,200 titles) and Taylor & Francis (about 2,400 titles) packages as top priorities once their licenses are finalized.

 

Standing cataloging priorities:

These are presented for JSC annual review.

  1. New content from currently licensed journal packages (transfers, adds, etc.)
  2. New acquisitions
  3. UC supported open access resources (e.g. eScholarship, BioMedCentral, DOAJ, Knowledge unlatched, Luminos)
  4. Other open access resources (by request only)
  5. New content from other licensed packages
  6. DOAB

Chinese cataloging priorities:


The following reflect the East Asian Bibliographers decisions.

  1. Chinamaxx (New purchases) (Tier 2)
  2. Apabi ebooks and yearbooks (new purchases and backlog from 2009) (Tier 2)
  3. Airiti ebooks (new purchases from DDA pilot) (Tier 2)
  4. Chinese periodical full-text database (Minguo shi qi qi kan) (Tier 2)
  5. Dacheng Journals (Tier 1)
  6. Chinese classic ancient books and Chinese local records (Tier 2)
  7. Pi shu (Tier 2)
  8. Ongoing maintenance to cataloged packages (COJ (Tier 2), TEPS (Tier 2), CAJ (Tier 1), Apabi (Tier 2), SuperStar (Tier 2), DragonSource (Tier 2))
  9. SuperStar Chinamaxx Phase 1 (Tier 2)

 

Respectfully submitted,
Shi Deng, April 5, 2016;
Revised with JSC’s feedback, April 12, 2016

 

 

SCP Quarterly Cataloging Priorities Report to the JSC: January-March 2016

Project-oriented cataloging priorities

  1. End-of-year purchases
  2. Reveal Digital
  3. Japanese DDA pilot
  4. YBP/Ebrary purchased titles
  5. Leveraging the OCLC KB

Any end-of-year purchases will be SCP’s primary focus at the beginning of the year. We still have about 80 titles left on the last group of titles from Reveal Digital, so they will be next on our priorities. After these two priorities, we will be keeping close tabs on the remaining DDA package we have, for Japanese. The YBP/Ebrary DDA pilot was canceled and the DDA records have been sent for deletion from campus OPACs. All that remains on this is cataloging of the final group of purchased titles, estimated to be about 100 titles.

We have conducted several tests on performing monographic bibliographic maintenance based on OCLC KB record update reports. A significant portion of the updates, 90% and greater per file, are for the addition of subject headings and additional access points. Files are processed weekly and on average a file contains about 600 titles, with the process taking about 1 hour to complete. Based on this, we recommend that the updating of records through this process be approved as an ongoing work task for SCP.

 

Chinese cataloging priorities:


The following reflect the East Asian Bibliographers decisions.

  1. Chinamaxx (New purchases)
  2. Apabi ebooks and yearbooks (new purchases and backlog from 2009)
  3. Airiti ebooks (new purchases from DDA pilot)
  4. Chinese periodical full-text database (Minguo shi qi qi kan)
  5. Dacheng Journals
  6. Chinese classic ancient books and Chinese local records
  7. Pi shu
  8. Ongoing maintenance to cataloged packages (COJ, TEPS, CAJ, Apabi, SuperStar, DragonSource)
  9. SuperStar Chinamaxx Phase 1

 

Respectfully submitted,
Adolfo R. Tarango
December 20, 2015

Last updated: November 17, 2017 

Document owner: Shi Deng