Jul 222016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service this week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • British Library (21 Jul 16)
  • British Museum Library (06 Jul 16)
  • CONSER (20 Jul 16)
  • Exeter University (01 Jul 16)
  • London Business School (04 Jul 16)
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (05 Jul 16)
  • National Coal Mining Museum for England (01 Jul 16)
  • Natural History Museum (01 Jul 16)
  • Nottingham University (05 Jul 16)
  • Open University (01 Jul 16)
  • Queen’s University Belfast (03 Jul 16)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (01 Jul 16)
  • Southampton University (17 Jul 16)

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 July 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:25 pm Updates No Responses »
Jul 182016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service over the last week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • British Library (14 Jul 16)
  • CONSER (06 Jul 16)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 Jul 16)
  • Kent University (01 Jul 16)
  • King’s College London (01 Jul 16)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 Jul 16)
  • Manchester University (01 Jul 16)
  • Southampton University (10 Jul 16)
  • York University (01 Jul 16)

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 July 18, 2016  Posted by at 7:59 am Updates No Responses »
Jul 112016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service over the past two weeks. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • Aberystwyth University (01 Jul 16)
  • British Library (30 Jun 16)
  • CONSER (29 Jun 16)
  • Cranfield University (20 Jun 16)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (06 May 16)
  • Imperial College, London (01 Jul 16)
  • The London Library (28 Jun 16)
  • London Metropolitan University (29 Jun 16)
  • National Library of Scotland (01 Jul 16)
  • Oxford University (22 Jun 16)
  • Reading University (13 Jun 16)
  • St Andrews University (13 Jun 16)
  • Sheffield University (01 Jul 16)
  • Southampton University (03 Jul 16)
  • Sussex University (20 May 16)
  • Warwick University (21 Jun 16)

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 July 11, 2016  Posted by at 10:25 am Updates No Responses »
Jun 272016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service over the last week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • Bristol University (06 Jun 16)
  • British Library (23 Jun 16)
  • Brunel University (01 Jun 16)
  • De Montfort University (21 Jun 16)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (20 Jun 16)
  • Glasgow University (06 Jun 16)
  • Leeds University (21 Jun 16)
  • Loughborough University (17 Jun 16)
  • Southampton University (19 Jun 16)
  • University of the West of England (UWE) (23 Jun 16)

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 June 27, 2016  Posted by at 8:36 am Updates No Responses »
Jun 202016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service over the last week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • Aberystwyth University (01 June 16)
  • British Library (16 June 16)
  • British Museum Library (07 June 16)
  • CONSER (15 June 16)
  • Exeter University (03 June 16)
  • Imperial College, London (01 June 16)
  • ISSN (11 June 16)
  • King’s College London (01 June 16)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 June 16)
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (10 June 16)
  • Manchester Central Library (06 May 16)
  • Manchester University (01 June 16)
  • National Museums Scotland (06 June 16)
  • Natural History Museum (01 June 16)
  • Queen’s University Belfast (03 June 16)
  • Robert Gordon University (01 June 16)
  • Royal College of Music (16 June 16)
  • Southampton University (12 June 16)
  • York University (01 June 16)

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 June 20, 2016  Posted by at 3:15 pm Updates No Responses »
Jun 132016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service over the last week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • CONSER (08 June 16)
  • National Archives (01 June 16)
  • National Library of Scotland (02 June 16)
  • NERC: Natural Environment Research Council (06 June 16)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (09 June 16)
  • Sheffield University (01 June 16)
  • Southampton University (05 June 16)

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 June 13, 2016  Posted by at 8:54 am Updates No Responses »
Jun 062016
 

SUNCAT welcomes Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), our newest Contributing Library. Just over 650 of their serial records have been loaded into the service. This takes the total number of libraries in SUNCAT to 104, plus the CONSER database, ISSN register and Directory of Open Access Journals.

Who better to introduce SASA and its library service than Jill Tivey, SASA’s Librarian & Information Manager.

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Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), formerly the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency, is a Division of the Scottish Government’s Agriculture, Food and Rural Communities Directorate and its primary role is to provide scientific services and advice in support of Scotland’s agriculture and wider environment. Although much of its work is in support of arable agriculture, it also provides services in food safety, wildlife management and crime whilst providing specialist advice to Scottish Ministers. SASA occupies a world class laboratory, glasshouse and experimental farm facility on the outskirts of Edinburgh. More about SASA’s history from the early days of seed testing and seed potato classification in Edinburgh in 1913 through post-war expansion to the present, can be found on the SASA website.

Photograph of the interior of the SASA Library.

The SASA Library

The Library provides support to SASA staff in their work and also an enquiry service for the public. The Library’s international collections focus on agricultural science, particularly: seed and variety testing; potato pathology; plant health; entomology; nematology; pesticides; and control of vertebrate pests. The oldest print journals held date back to the 1890s – Transactions of the British Mycological Society (1896 – 1988) and the Journal of The Board of Agriculture (1894 – 1918) – however current titles include Genetic Resources & Crop Evolution, Nematology, Outlooks on Pest Management, Seed Science Research, and Trends in Biotechnology. The longest continuous runs held are the Journal of Agricultural Science (1905 to present) and Phytopathology (1911 to present) plus there are titles which have changed their name along the way such as American Potato Journal (1926 to 1997) to American Journal of Potato Research (1998 to present). Some of the perhaps lesser known journals held include the Entomologist’s Record & Journal of Variation and Scottish Beekeeper. Historical material from both the UK and overseas also includes reprints and pamphlets from the late 19th century onwards. SASA Library holds official publications from Scottish and UK bodies where relevant to SASA’s work.

SASA Library is open to researchers for reference purposes only. For more information about SASA Library, please contact library@sasa.gsi.gov.uk

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SUNCAT would like to thank Jill for writing this post. If you would like to write a post on your SUNCAT Contributing Library and its serials collections or would like to join SUNCAT please let us know.

 June 6, 2016  Posted by at 9:49 am Contributing Libraries Tagged with:  No Responses »
Jun 032016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service over the last week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • British Library (02 Jun 16)
  • Courtauld Institute of Art (27 May 16)
  • Dundee University (30 May 16)
  • Essex University (26 May 16)
  • Kent University (01 Jun 16)
  • The London Library (27 May 16)
  • London Metropolitan University (27 May 16)
  • Southampton University (29 May 16)

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 June 3, 2016  Posted by at 2:37 pm Updates No Responses »
May 302016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service over the last week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • CONSER (25 May 16)
  • Cranfield University (20 May 16)
  • De Montfort University (23 May 16)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (20 May 16)
  • Oxford University (22 May 16)
  • Queen Mary, University of London (11 May 16)
  • Southampton University (22 May 16)
  • University of the Arts London (07 Apr 16)
  • University of the West of England (UWE) (23 May 16)
  • Zoological Society of London (20 May 16)

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 May 30, 2016  Posted by at 3:39 pm Updates No Responses »
May 202016
 

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service over the past couple of weeks. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • British Library (19 May 16)
  • Brunel University (01 May 16)
  • Cambridge University (11 May 16)
  • Imperial College, London (01 May 16)
  • Natural History Museum (01 May 16)
  • Robert Gordon University (02 May 16)
  • Royal College of Music (16 May 16)
  • Senate House Libraries, University of London (11 May 16)
  • Southampton University (15 May 16)
  • Strathclyde University (03 May 16)
  • Warwick University (18 May 16)

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 May 20, 2016  Posted by at 2:43 pm Updates No Responses »