Last month Springer topped our list for most titles distributed, 2731, which included the first titles sent, 41, for the newest Springer subject collection, Energy monographs. These include all the recently licensed 2013 titles published to date. Following it, our other significant distributions were for Wiley (309 titles), IEEE (87 titles), and SuperStar (85 titles). For journals, EBSCO (161 titles), Open Access (126 titles), Wiley (62 titles), and Cambridge (31 titles) represented our highest distributions.
On Tuesday, May 14th, SCP posted a file of records for the Dacheng journals, 6,971 titles. These are brief records that SCP created from available vendor data. Over time, the campuses will receive full-level OCLC records to replace these brief records. The replacement of records will be done per the standard SCP process for the replacement of records: the replaced record will be redistributed as a delete and the new record sent coded as new.
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Some interesting developments and cancellations have kept us on our toes the last few months. Changes involving the CRC Press NETBASES are without a doubt the most complicated of these. As it stands now, the NETBASES can be broken out into six groups. The first is CHEMnetBASE which was renewed without change and as such you should see no difference in how it is being cataloged. The second group is ENGnetBASE which, for 2013, became our first Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) package. SCP created a new 793 to track the DDA titles, “CRC Press. ENGnetBASE online monographs DDA 2013.” This is a systemwide DDA pilot and as of this writing, 23 titles have been distributed to all the campuses.
While paid for by a subset of campuses, all the campuses will be getting records for titles in the third group of NETBASES, consisting of ENVIROnetBASE, MATHnetBASE, and STATSnetBASE. Since all the campuses are receiving records, we are not tagging titles with any new 793. Three campuses subscribed to BIOMEDICALSCIENCEnetBASE, group four, so SCP will provide catalog records to Davis, Irvine, and San Diego for these titles. The fifth group consists of those NETBASES which campuses have locally subscribed to. Because less than three campuses are subscribing to these NETBASES, SCP will not be cataloging them; it will be the responsibility of the subscribing campuses to cataloging these locally licensed resources.
The sixth group of NETBASES consists of those from which campuses have chosen to selectively purchase individual titles. As with the locally subscribed NETBASES noted above, it will be the responsibility of the individual campuses to catalog these titles. But a note of caution, many titles from CRC Press are made available in multiple NETBASES. SCP strongly advises campuses put in place a mechanism for checking to see if any of these selected titles are available from already licensed NETBASES. Lastly, be advised that SCP will continue to be responsible for catalog maintenance on any CRC Press titles we originally cataloged regardless of whether the systemwide subscription to the specific NETBASE was cancelled and/or because cataloging of the new content is being done locally.
SCP has been working on providing records for the Nineteenth Century Collection Online. When ready, the records will be distributed to the campuses as a separate file. SCP is also busy with the creation of records for titles in the Chinese language resource Dacheng. For this package, the East Asian Bibliographers Group and the SCP Advisory Committee approved an initial distribution of brief records, to be replaced at a later date with full catalog records. About 7000 journal titles will be distributed with the records likely to contain no more data than a title, a 793 hook, and an 856 with corresponding URL.
Another Chinese language resource we are working on is the Airiti package. This also happens to be a DDA pilot. A significant departure from past practice will be that Airiti records will be distributed by the vendor directly to the campuses. SCP has worked with the vendor so they can provide usable MARC records. At the point of actual purchase, the corresponding vendor record will be replaced by fully cataloged OCLC record. Notice to delete the vendor record and distribution of the new record will be accomplished using standard procedures.
SCP and UCI cataloging staff are in the midst of planning a NGTS cataloging pilot whereby UCI catalogers will catalog titles from the Wiley O-book package. SCP will continue to be responsible for distributing the records. We look to develop a seamless workflow process that will result in a faster turnaround time for these titles with minimal intervention on the part of SCP. Because UCI catalogers will follow all relevant SCP cataloging practices and procedures, records should be indistinguishable from previously cataloged SCP records. Campuses should treat them as any other SCP records, and in fact, the records will be included in the regular SCP record files. SCP will be responsible for any subsequent record maintenance so campuses can continue using existing problem reporting procedures if need be.
Cataloging gains for the first quarter of 2013 totaled 774 serials, 4 integrating resources, and 8,357 monographs. Major additions for serials include those for Academic Search Complete (412 titles) and Open Access (356 titles) of which 234 were for DOAJ titles. For monographs, the most significant gains were to Early American Imprints Series I (2249 titles), IEEE conference proceedings (1424 titles), SuperStar (1265 titles), SpringerLink (576 titles), National Academies Press (373 titles), Wiley (314 titles), CalDocs (309 titles), Apabi (144 titles), CRC Press (82 titles), AIP conference proceedings (75 titles), and Knovel (74 titles). We had one new package, the ACS Symposium Series (1091 titles). You may view the complete cataloging counts as of the end of the first quarter for every package cataloged at http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/scp/docs/2013q1.pdf.
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December was a short work month but some significant distributions were made. For monographs, the major distributions were to SPIE conference proceedings (213 titles), CRC Press (208 titles), Knovel (204 titles), Gale Mexican and Central American political and social ephemera (158 titles), IEEE conference proceedings (71 titles), Apabi E-books (69 titles), and Springer (62 titles). Also distributed was the first set of records for the Cambridge companions to literature (217 titles) from Literature Online. Serial record distributions included Open Access (89 titles), Academic Search Complete (81 titles), and DragonSource (31 titles).
During the fourth quarter of 2012, SCP added access for 894 serials and 7,202 monographs. There were 4 new serial and 8 new monograph packages established for catalog tracking purposes. These included entries for the Cambridge Companions to Literature, IET Library, Scribner Writers, Twayne’s Authors, and ASTM. The complete statistics for the number of titles cataloged for each SCP package are now posted on the SCP website http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/scp/docs/2012q4.pdf. The statistics in this document show the total number of titles cataloged for each package as of December 16, 2012, as well as the net change from the previous quarter, if any.
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The UCSD campus will be closed December 24-January 1. Additionally, individual staff may be taking additional time off January 2-4. Be advised therefore, that any questions or issues directed to SCP or CDL Acquisitions during this time period may not be addressed until after January 7. The last SCP record files for 2012 will be posted on December 17. The first files for 2013 will be posted on January 7.
The major serial record distributions for November were to Academic Search Complete (96 titles), Open Access (82 titles), and LION (26 titles). For monographs, the major distributions were to SPIE conference proceedings (611 titles), IET Digital Library (287 titles), Early American Imprints Series I (277 titles), Wiley (130 titles), Superstar (101 titles), IEEE conference proceedings (80 titles), and California documents (67 titles).
We sent out the first records for Gale’s Scribner Writers series (68 titles). Complementing Gale’s Twayne’s Authors series, titles in the Scribner series provide bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the world. Entries include essays, citations, and biographical information that place an author's work in personal and historical context.
Our heartfelt wishes that you enjoy a most festive holiday season and a new year filled with wonder and joy.
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The major serial record additions for the past month were to Academic Search Complete (177 titles), Open Access (147 titles), JSTOR (94 titles), and DragonSource (26 titles). For monographs, the major distributions were to SPIE conference proceedings (645 titles), Classical Music Library (592 titles), Open access (179 titles), Springer (143 titles), CRC Press (128 titles), Wiley (111 titles), and IEEE conference proceedings (102 titles).
We sent out the first records for Gale’s Twayne’s Authors series (866 titles). This series provides literary criticism, biographical and historical information, and original commentary on a wide variety of authors and literary works. We also sent out the first serial (9 titles) and monograph (1280 titles) records for American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) resources. ASTM is a tier 2 resource with the Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, LA, Merced, Santa Barbara, and San Diego Libraries subscribing. Note that SCP will only be cataloging the journals and e-books, the ASTM standards will not be cataloged.
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SCP’s latest annual report (http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/scp/docs/scpannualreport20112012.pdf) is posted on the SCP website. The report contains significant details on our cataloging activities for the 2011/2012 fiscal year, the most significant of these arguably being that SCP surpassed the half-million mark of unique titles cataloged, 567,011. Of these, 527,297 were monographs, 39,063 were serials, and 651 were integrating resources. Considered over the 12.5 year span of the Program, this means SCP staff has cataloged an average of 45,361 titles per year. I highly encourage you to read the report and see what other accomplishments were performed by our six member team.
SCP catalogers attended an RDA serials cataloging webinar and now will create RDA serial records when appropriate. SCP is already cataloging integrating resources in RDA. Training for RDA monographs cataloging is scheduled for February 2013.
September record distribution highlights for serials were Early English Books serials (46 titles), Open Access (43 titles), JSTOR (38 titles), DragonSource (31 titles), and American Periodical Series (25 titles). We had a significant loss of titles (200) from EBSCO Academic Search Complete due to EBSCO losing access to all the Taylor & Francis journals. Highlights for monographs are Springer (294 titles), American Geophysical Union (256 titles), Knovel (239 titles), Apabi (224 titles), Harvard University Press (143 titles), Wiley (88 titles), and IEEE (83 titles). We distributed 43 records for a new package, Momentum Press. This package contains manufacturing, mechanical, civil, environmental technology, and materials science and engineering books. The Harvard University Press titles, which cover of wide span of topics in the humanities and social sciences, also represent a new package, however only Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, and San Diego are subscribers.
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Serial distributions highlights for August were Open Access (58 titles) and EBSCO Academic Search Complete (26 titles). Monograph record distributions were much more substantial and included Springer (892 titles), ACM Digital Library (639 titles), Apabi (234 titles), IEEE (104 titles), and Berg Fashion Library (69 titles). The Berg Fashion Library is a new package but is only subscribed to by three campuses -- Davis, Irvine, LA. It provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history and should prove an invaluable resource for anyone interested in apparel.
All the campuses have acknowledged receipt of the EEBO monograph records on CD-ROM. We will therefore be distributing the EEBO serials records next Monday, September 17th. This file will go out in place of our regularly distributed SCP serial file. The file will only contain EEBO serial records and all will be coded as “New” in the 599 field. Some of these will contain additional 856 fields because they also happen to be available from other providers.
UCSD is steadily moving forward with RDA training and the SCP catalogers are getting trained along with their UCSD colleagues. SCP catalogers have already completed RDA NACO training and are now creating all new headings in RDA and RDA headings are being added to SCP records as appropriate. SCP catalogers are now also creating integrating resource records in RDA (though only one has been done to date). We hope to make the transition to cataloging monographs in RDA along with UCSD, with a target date of January 1, 2013. SCP staff is working with Valerie Bross and Melissa Beck at UCLA and Renee Chin at UCSD on training and transitioning to RDA cataloging for serials. We have no timeline set for that transition, but we are working to move in tandem with CONSER.
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The new EEBO monograph records have been sent to each of the campuses on CD-ROM. When we receive confirmation from every campus that they have received their CD-ROM, we will prep the EEBO serials for distribution. Since SCP will distribute actual OCLC records for the serials, the new serial records will be distributed as one of the regular SCP weekly serial files. This SCP serial file will contain only the new EEBO serials. We will send an announcement prior to distributing the EEBO serials.
Serial distributions highlights for July were EBSCO Academic Search Complete (328 titles), Open Access (106 titles), and Royal Society of Chemistry (59 titles). Monograph records distributed include Gale Selections from Sabin Americana (1296 titles), Springer (926 titles), Royal Society of Chemistry (515 titles), World Bank (471 titles), American Geophysical Union (314 titles), SuperStar (201 titles), Apabi (157 titles), IEEE (116 titles), CRC Press (85 titles), Safari (74 titles), Wiley (59 titles), Cal Docs (54 titles), and Knovel (51 titles). The monograph and serial Royal Society of Chemistry titles were for the newly acquired RSC eBook collection. Also a new collection is Selections from Sabin Americana which is another component of Gale’s World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean. Here are found primary source materials published in the period 1500-1926 and covering a very broad range of subject areas.
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SCP staffer Kate Garvey-Clasby is in the middle of processing the new EEBO records. Our plans for distributing them to the campuses are to send the monograph records on CD-ROM. For the serials however, SCP had distributed actual OCLC records for them, so we will do the same for the new set of serial records. These will be distributed in one of the regular SCP weekly serial files. We will let you know which one. We recommend you delete all your EEBO records, monographs and serials, before you load any of the new EEBO records. We will not distribute the serial records until we know everyone has received the CD-ROM of monograph records so that you can time the deletions and additions of records to minimize the time period your catalogs lack EEBO records.
We were notified by a UCSD staff member that we distributed some records derived from RDA print records. Doing so was not an issue except that the ones he found had the 3XX fields for the print instead of the online. SCP is reviewing its records to identify those we have derived from RDA records and will correct and redistribute them as necessary. We believe all other elements in records derived from RDA records should be fine; however, if you find to the contrary, please let us know.
As I did not send out an update for June, here are the distributions highlights for May, for serials those were Springer (431 titles), American Periodical Series (415 titles), and DragonSource (185 titles); for monographs they were NBER Working Papers (1921 titles), Mexican and Central American Political and Social Ephemera (1148 titles), Springer (244 titles), Wiley (195 titles), Apabi (146 titles), IEEE (114 titles), and Knovel (79 titles).
The Mexican and Central American Political and Social Ephemera collection was a new package and is one of several collections within Gale’s World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean. This ephemera collection is from the Library of Congress and contains materials on political and social movements that were printed in Mexico and Central America. The items are mostly from the period 1980-1991 with topics covered including public health, church work, political campaigns, “disappeared” persons, AIDS, the role of women, and ecology.
Notable monograph record distributions for the month of June were for Latin American and Iberian biographies (967 titles), Wiley (137 titles), Apabi (154 titles), CRC Press (66 titles), and IEEE (63 titles). For serials they were for American Periodical Series (162 titles) and JSTOR (105 titles). The Latin American and Iberian Biographies is a new package and is also one of several collections within Gale’s World Scholar. This specific collection contains biographical pamphlets from the Library of Congress of Hispanic and Portuguese individuals of the period 1778-1987.
Statistics on the number of titles cataloged for each tracked package as of the end of the second quarter 2012 are posted at http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/scp/docs/2012q2.pdf.
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SCP is now regularly distributing the SCP files in Unicode. Many thanks to the campus staff who help us troubleshoot encountered problems. With the switch to Unicode, campuses should no longer be seeing diacritic display problems, if you spot any, please let us know. With this transition now behind us, SCP staff are preparing the EEBO records for distribution. Eventually these will be distributed to the campuses on a CD-ROM. There is a possibility we will get the records ready for you before ALA annual, but more likely you’ll be getting them after.
Last month we distributed the first set of records for three Alexander Street Press music collections: American Song (3230 titles), Contemporary World Music (938) titles, and Smithsonian Global Sound (2479 titles). American Song contains music by and about diverse population groups such as children, cowboys, American Indians, and slaves. The topical scope is diverse as well covering areas such as Civil Rights, Prohibition, political campaigns, and the Civil War and American Revolution. Check out Johnny Cash signing one of my favorites “The Battle of New Orleans.”
Contemporary World Music, as the name suggests, includes musical genres from across the world: flamenco, Arab swing, reggae, gospel, Balkanic jazz to highlight the breath of content. Australian Aboriginal? Yep, have a listen. Smithsonian Global Sound provides an equally encyclopedic selection of music though perhaps, more unusual -- the Toilet Song, rendered for your listening pleasure by Doc Tommy Scott, or contralto Marian Anderson singing on Snoopycat: The Adventures of Marian Anderson’s Cat Snoopy. Enjoy.
Our other more mundane distributions for last month include NBER working papers (2006 titles), Springer (697 titles), Wiley (389 titles), AIP conference proceedings (250 titles), CRC Press (222 titles), SPIE (123 titles), IEEE (104 titles), ACM (86 titles), AccessEngineering (58 titles), and Apabi (52 titles). On the serials side, notable distributions were for Open Access (702 titles, of which 550 were DOAJ titles), DragonSource (117 titles), EBSCO (112 titles), JSTOR (109 titles, of which 104 were for the Ireland Collection), and ScienceDirect (72 titles).
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Last month we distributed the first set of records for the Alexander Street Press collection Theatre in Video (350 titles). This is also the first time SCP has distributed bibliographic records for videos. Theatre in Video contains performances of plays and film documentaries. Included are live television broadcasts of New York productions from the 1950s, experimental performances from the 1960s and 70s, and revivals of classical works. The collection contains performances from as early as the 1930s.
Other major monograph distributions for the month were for Open access (801 titles, of which 782 were National Academy Press titles), Springer (486 titles), Wiley (136 titles), ACM (124 titles), IEEE (121 titles), and Apabi (52 titles). The only significant serial distributions were for Open access (147 titles), most of which were DOAJ titles.
In response to a request from CDL’s Joint Steering Committee, quarterly package cataloging statistics now show if a package’s title count showed a net increase or net decrease from the previous quarter. The first quarter statistics are posted at http://www.cdlib.org/services/collections/scp/docs/2012q1.pdf. Additionally, the Chinese language packages are grouped together and presented at the end after the statistics for California documents. We hope these changes will help make our work efforts more visible and allow you to find information of interest more quickly, let us know if we have.
SCP is now ready to move forward on the Unicode transition. Test files have been posted for each of the campuses which contain records for the same set of titles we sent for testing earlier this year. The files include Chinese records with problem characters, a record in each JACKPHY language except Yiddish, and records in Cyrillic, Thai, and Vietnamese, as well as a few Western European languages. The records contain a 599 with the text UPD |b Unicode test |c 120419. A text file of the records is provided for comparison purposes. Please report any problems you have with the test file records to either Kate <email@example.com> or Adolfo <firstname.lastname@example.org> within the next three weeks. The timeline below list the type of files you will be receiving over the next several weeks. Assuming no problems are reported, permanent distribution of the SCP files in Unicode will commence with the files posted on May 14, 2012.
SCP Unicode transition timeline:
Apr 16 MARC8 files
Apr 19 Unicode test file
Apr 23 MARC8 files
Apr 30 MARC8 files
May 7 MARC8 files
May 9 Deadline for problem reports on Unicode files
May 14 Unicode files
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Our highest record distributions for serials in February were Open Access (201 titles), DragonSource (104 titles), Sage (46), Taylor & Francis (28), and LexixNexis (24 titles). The DragonSource distributions are the first for that package. This is a Chinese language Tier 2 resource for which titles are individually selected by the subscribing campuses’ bibliographers. DragonSource is a full-text database of popular Chinese-language magazines and journals published in China after 1997. The journals included cover a wide scope of subject areas: politics, economics, literature, arts, philosophy, history, society, popular science, military science, education, family, recreation, health, and fashion. Both text and audio versions are provided.
The primary monographic record distributions were for Springer (454 titles), ACM (385 titles), CRC Press (356 titles), Apabi (234 titles), Knovel (179 titles), IEEE (137 titles), CIAO (102 titles), Alexander Street Press (95 titles), and CalDocs (39 titles). Almost all the Alexander Street Press titles are for the collection Women and Social Movements in the United States, the first distribution for that collection. Items in this collection cover the span of years from 1600 to 2000.
SCP continues consulting with III and UCSD staff on transitioning to Unicode. At this point we appear to have the problems identified and a solution is in the works. We are hoping III will implement its solution soon. Once that is done, we will announce a new timetable for our transition which will include time for sending another test file.
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Since I was unable to provide you with a monthly update in January, this update covers work output for December 2011 and January 2012. Our December monographic output highlights include Springer (875 titles), Safari (106 titles), and IEEE (98 titles). December serial output highlights include the 19th Century U.S. Newspapers (661 titles), Open Access (172 titles), JSTOR (133 titles), and EBSCO (78 titles). These December distributions represent ongoing additions to existing collections.
January’s output highlights for monographs are Springer (2997 titles), 17th-18th Century Burney Collection (405 titles), Apabi (201 titles), SPIE (192 titles), Wiley (155 titles), and IEEE (115 titles). Highlights in serials distributions are 17th-18th Century Burney Collection newspapers (683 titles), Open Access (220 tiles), ProQuest (48 titles), EBSCO (92 titles), JSTOR (25 titles). Except for the Burney Collection titles, the distributions represent additions to existing packages.
The 17th-18th Century Burney Collection monographs and serials represent the first (and final) such distributions for this package. Per Gale’s description of this collection, the newspapers and news pamphlets were gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) and represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, but there are also some English provincial, Irish, and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India. As indicated, some of these titles are news pamphlets and news books. The collection also contains a smattering of broadsides, proclamations, addresses, and acts of Parliament. These titles are represented by monographic records, hence why you are receiving both serial and monographic records for this collection.
In other news, SCP is still working on transitioning to distributing records in Unicode. We are working on issues identified by UC Berkeley and hopefully will have them resolved by the end of the month. Once that is done, we will announce a new timetable for our transition. In the meantime, the SCP records will continue to be sent in MARC8. The wait to transition to Unicode is holding up distribution of the EEBO records. After we switch over to Unicode, we will send each of you the file of EEBO records on disc.
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