ERF Update – May 2014

Current number of records in the ERF: 1088

ADDED since last update


  • Art Source. Covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design.
  • British Online Archives. Multiple archival collections relating to the politics and history of Britain and its colonized territories.
  • Dictionary of American Regional English. Discover the full panoply of American regional words, phrases, and pronunciations with DARE.
  • Editoria Italiana Online (EIO). Full text collection of Italian e-books and e-journals, mostly in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world, including the Near East and Egypt. Extensively illustrated with photographs, figures, and maps.
  • Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1971. British Government documents on South Asia for the period between 1947 and 1971.
  • GeoScienceWorld. A portal to journals and conferences in the geosciences; integrated with GeoRef.
  • Getty Publications Virtual Library. Getty’s collection catalogues, translations of art historical research, exhibition catalogues, journals, and material on conservation published since 1966.
  • International Newsstand. Articles from hundreds of newspapers worldwide, plus reports from media monitoring organizations which include broadcast and wire service content. Article content is full text, displayed in ASCII format, not page-image.
  • Jewish Theater under Stalinism – Moscow. Sources on the history of Soviet culture and theater, Jewish avant-garde art, and the Kremlin’s policy toward Jewish society and culture from 1919 until 1949.
  • Leo S. Olschki Collections. The publications of Italian publisher Leo S. Olschki are among the most widely held Italian publications across the Berkeley Library. This online collection comprises nearly 1,200 e-books in the social sciences and humanities and the complete backfiles to six journals.
  • OnePetro. Includes the full text of papers published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, NACE International, ISOPE, and more.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Linguistics. A detailed guide to and expert commentary on linguistics scholarship.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Psychology. Authoritative definitions for terms used in all branches of psychology, including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, criminology, neuroscience, and statistics.
  • The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR). Database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • Verfasser-Datenbank. Articles on literary authors in the German-speaking world from the Middle Ages to the present.


DELETED since last update


  • In the First Person (no longer being updated)
  • World Registry of Dams (no longer free; we have opted not to subscribe)
  • Korean Studies Information Company (cancelled)
  • Korea AtoZ (cancelled)
  • World News Connection (no longer being updated; International Newsstand is our substitute)


Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest

March 2014

Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest

Library of Congress Subject Headings can serve as social commentary, as historical milestones, or sometimes, as entertainment. Following are a few that have academic or everyday uses. We hope you enjoy them.


Backyard skating rinks  (May Subdivide Geographically)

Bad news  (May Subd Geog)

Ballet dancing for men  (May Subd Geog)

Bees in art

Endangered languages  (May Subd Geog)

Supervolcanoes  (May Subd Geog)


~ Jean Dickinson and Jane Rosario

Catalog & Metadata Services

Vendor Visit: Harrassowitz

Berkeley’s Harrassowitz representative Kasia Stasik will be visiting campus on Thursday November 14th.  A presentation on Harrassowitz’s online selection tool OttoEditions will take place from 1pm to 3pm in 303 Doe.  Time will also be reserved for selector questions related to their current profiles and other services Harrasssowitz offers.

For more information, contact Jason Schultz.

SCP Monthly Update

SCP monthly update

October 2013

Last month there were only a couple of significant serial distributions, for Open Access serials (121 titles) and SuperStar (77 titles). The major monograph distributions were for the Alexander Street Press Classical music library (2385 titles), SuperStar (289 titles), Wiley (163 titles) and IEEE (109 titles).For our two DDA pilots, the CRC Press ENGnetBASE DDA selections now total 184 titles and the Airiti DDA offerings comprise 520 titles. Note there have already been 14 Airiti titles purchased. The vendor records for these purchased titles will be replaced with OCLC records.

Until next month ?

Vendor visit: Gale (more info)

Additional info about the visit from Gale representatives on Tuesday, October 29 at 4pm in 251 Doe (Librarian’s Office conference room):

“Rob Hoyer and Vince Vessalo of the Gale Digital Collections team of Cengage Learning will be presenting an overview of and update on their newest and most popular historical archives, including both new and flagship products such as NCCO (parts 5-12), Sabin Americana, The Associated Press Archives, Indigenous Peoples – North America, Chatham House, Liberty/Listener/Punch Magazines, Slavery/Anti-Slavery (parts 2-4), and many more. Come hear how these valuable resources relate directly to your subject areas, how they benefit the entire UC community from researchers to staff to students to faculty, and how they can be used in the library, the classroom, and the home environments.”

New Elsevier Records Loaded to OskiCat/Millennium

New collections for Elsevier ScienceDirect Physics and Astronomy (Legacy 1 – 385 records) and for Agricultural and Biological Sciences (Legacy 1 – 707 records) have been loaded to OskiCat/Millennium.

These will interfile with other records in the Physics and Astronomy and Agricultural and Biological Sciences collections.

Please let me know should you have questions,


Elsevier, Palgrave, ACS Titles Loaded to Millennium/OskiCat

Newly added titles to the following WorldCat Collection Set packages, have been loaded:

American Chemical Society – 9 new titles
Palgrave Connect Economics and Finance – 29 new titles
Palgrave Connect Business and Management – 30 new titles
Elsevier ScienceDirect Physics and Astronomy – 2 new titles
Elsevier ScienceDirect Environmental Science – 2 new titles
Elsevier ScienceDirect Agricultural and Biological Sciences – 4 new titles
Elsevier ScienceDirect Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology – 7 new titles
Elsevier ScienceDirect Chemical Engineering – 12 new titles
Elsevier ScienceDirect Chemistry – 3 new titles
Elsevier ScienceDirect Earth and Planetary Sciences – 1 new title
Elsevier ScienceDirect Energy – 3 new titles
Elsevier ScienceDirect Mathematics – 6 new titles

These titles will interfile with each package.

Next quarterly updates for WorldCat Collection sets will be in January

SCP Monthly Update – 09/13

SCP Monthly Update
September 2013

[from Adolfo Tarango]

It appears that CDL will be moving forward with a DDA pilot with YBP/Ebrary. Therefore, SCP expects to start distributing OCLC records for these DDA titles sometime in the next several weeks. The records will be distributed with our regular distributions and the records will include the 793 hook ?UC Ebrary DDA pilot.? The estimate is that the first distribution will number about 2,400 titles and that subsequent distributions will number about a dozen per week. We found OCLC records for every title from the sample of titles provided by YBP; however, if this pattern doesn?t hold true for the actual title set selected, we will create brief level ?3? records for those titles not found in OCLC. SCP will attach each subscribing campus? XXXER holding symbol so the titles will show as being held the campuses. At the point of purchase, SCP will review the cataloging, enhance the records as needed, and redistribute records as updates. The redistributed records should overlay the previously distributed DDA records and will have a new 793 title hook ?Ebrary online monographs.?

Due to various problems with the first set of Airiti DDA vendor records the campuses retrieved, subscribing campuses will need to delete that set of records when the next set of records are made available from Airiti. Full instructions will be distributed to the subscribing campuses at the appropriate time.

Naxos has grouped its jazz recordings into a separate package. CDL staff fixed the immediate linking problem on September 20th. SCP will work on retagging and then redistributing the titles moved into the Naxos Jazz collection. The Naxos Jazz collection records will have a new 793 hook, ?Naxos music library online audio $p Jazz.? Note, while Naxos is calling this a jazz collection, it appears that the criteria for what they are including in the collection is somewhat loose. We have found non-jazz titles included and have found jazz titles left in the original collection. However, if you find a link that resolves to the wrong collection, please let us know.

The JSC approved title level cataloging for the journals in Gale?s Literature Resources Center. There are about 500 titles currently available and you should expect these titles to start showing up in your catalogs in the coming month.

The DDA pilots have become of some import and I?ve been asked to call them out specifically in our monthly updates. As of this writing we have two active DDA pilots. The CRC Press ENGnetBASE DDA currently contains 179 titles. SCP checks for and adds any new titles on a weekly basis. The Airiti DDA now includes 431 titles. Airiti, the vendor, will make records for newly added titles available on a monthly basis.

Last month we distributed the first set of journal titles from NOW Publisher, 23 of them. Other significant serial distributions were for China Online Journals (64 titles), Open Access (52 titles), China Academic Journals (38 titles), and SuperStar (32 titles). The major monograph distributions were for the NBER Working Papers (1617 titles), Karger (620 titles), Springer (296 titles), SuperStar (177 titles), Safari (135 titles), Wiley (103 titles), CRC Press (96 titles), and IEEE (83 titles). Two new monographic packages were added last month. The Synthesis Collection 5 (32 titles), from Morgan & Claypool, expands our selection of engineering and computer science monographs from this publisher. Literature Online added a set of audio recordings of Shakespearean plays (38 titles). The performers include actors trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company such as Joseph Fiennes and Sir John Gielgud. The recordings apparently include the appropriate sound effects and music, so make a date and listen to Anthony and Cleopatra. I hear that story has a happy ending.

Jan Carter, our new Fund Coordinator for Arts & Humanities

I’m very pleased to announce that Jan Carter agreed in August to join the Collections Budget Group as the Fund Coordinator for the Arts & Humanities Group.  I also want to thank Jan for attending the July CBG meeting on an ad hoc basis as the A & H representative.

Jan is the selector and liaison for Philosophy, Religious Studies, Rhetoric and Graduate Services, and active member of the Arts & Humanities Council. Jan is also the CDL Resource Liaison for several philosophy and religion resources and participates in the UC Bibliographers Group for Philosophy and Religious Studies.

In addition to evaluating collections in her areas of selection, Jan has provided leadership in managing broader Doe and Moffitt NRLF projects, and recently served on the Large-Scale Collection Reviews Working Group.  She was also a member of the Role of the Librarian Team in the Library’s Re-Envisioning process.  Jan’s ability to take a library-wide perspective and her deep understanding of collection development and management issues make her an excellent addition to CBG.

–Jean McKenzie