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SCP Update - June 2013

June's Shared Cataloging Program (SCP) monthly update is now available. Lots of OA titles plus JSTOR, EBSCO and more.

Jun 25, 2013 | Categories: Cataloging at UC & Beyond | mphillip

Wiley ebooks

Wiley is now posting newly published ebooks at the Wiley digital books resource site. Specifically, you can go to that page and download the "Just Published Titles" list.

Says a message from the Wiley sales director: "[We] will have access to all new Wiley Online Books with a 2013 print publication date that go online in 2013 as they are published rather than having to wait each month for activation. A bi-weekly list of the books that are newly published is available for you to download."

Please note that CDL will no longer be distributing the Wiley ebook title lists or posting the Wiley ebook lists at the CDL website.

Jun 20, 2013 | Categories: Digital Collection | mphillip

Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest

­June 5, 2013­

Unlike our earlier installments of Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest, this selected list shows changes that have occurred, including several changes from the past that perfectly show the evolution of awareness that often happens in subject heading creation and usage.

Gypsies became: Romanies (changed in 2000) (May subdivide geographically)

Handicapped became: People with Disabilities (changed in 2003) (May subd geog)

Koran became: Qur?an (changed in March 2013)

Lesbian music became: Women?s music (changed in 1999) (May subd geog)

Unsolicited electronic mail messages became: Spam (Electronic mail) (changed in 2005) (May subd geog)

Violoncello became: Cello (changed in March 2013) (May subd geog)

~ brought to you by Jean Dickinson and Jane Rosario.

Jun 14, 2013 | Categories: Collection Development & Use | abarone

Policy on Creating Physical Copies of e-Resources Delivered in Electronic Form

Policy on Creating Physical Copies of e-Resources Delivered in Electronic Form
Endorsed by CSC, 6/04/13
Rev. 6/11/12

The UC Berkeley Library is seeing an increase in the number of electronic resources where the resource is delivered directly to the Library in electronic format. Some of these resources are meant to be accessed via their original format (e.g. CD, DVD, etc.) while other resources arrive in formats that need to be hosted on local servers for online access (e.g. PDFs, data files, image files, etc.).

The materials of this second type are usually part of the E-resource Order Request workflow, which allows these materials to be submitted and placed on Library servers. Access is provided to material on these servers in accordance with the terms of their license. In addition, these e-resources are sent to CDL UC3 for long-term preservation.

Given access and preservation is provided through the standard workflow as described above, there should be no need to add additional physical copies (e.g., printout, CD/DVD) of these resources to the collection.

Materials that arrive in digital format and are accessed by users from the Library's servers may not have a locally created print or other artifactual copy created and added to the Library's Collection.

This policy does not apply to the very rare and undesirable case where the license agreement does not allow us to share what was delivered electronically. Nor does it apply to accompanying materials in media format, such as a DVD in the back of a book.

Best, Bernie

Jun 12, 2013 | Categories: Collection Development & Use | bhurley

Licensing digital resources: Tiers 1-2-3.

In response to a request by the Collection Services Council, Margaret Phillips has created an overview of UC's tiered approach to licensing digital resources including some useful links.

This great information is available directly at Or if you want to follow the breadcrumbs

  • start at the /CS home page
  • select "UC Tiers 1-2-3 and Shared Print"
  • select "Licensing digital resources : Tiers 1-2-3"


Jun 05, 2013 | Categories: Digital Collection, Collection Development & Use | gford

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