UN Comtrade – Planned Downtime

The UN Comtrade database will be unavailable December 18 – December 20. From their announcement:

Due to a switch-over of the system, we need to interrupt service of UN Comtrade, which will take effect between 18 and 20 December 2013.  Kindly note that the web site may not be accessible and batch processing will be temporarily suspended during the transition period.  For users having critical and/or large data extraction requirements, we strongly suggest that such requests be submitted no later than 13 December 2013 to assure completion of processing before the suspension takes effect.

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YBP has recently made it easier to see if a given title is part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) program.  Orbis Cascade now appears at the top of the GobiTween list, and if a book will be available through DDA, it will show as an Electronic Slip.  See this example.