May 232018
 

Today (23rd May) is Lucky Penny Day. You may have heard of this superstition: “See a penny, pick it up, All day long you’ll have good luck.” The modern form of the one pence coin was introduced back on the 15th February 1971. So, if you see a penny showing its head pick it up, or turn it to its head-side for someone else to get pick up and get the luck! As another saying goes: “Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves!”

Photograph showing a detail of a one pence coin.

Detail of a penny. Photograph taken by Vince O’Sullivan, January 2010. Via Flickr under Creative Commons License 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

Here are some weird and wonderful ‘penny’ titles found in SUNCAT.

  • Captain George’s penny dreadful.
  • The penny share letter.
  • Cobbett’s penny trash …
  • Two Knaves for a Penny.
  • The Penny magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
  • The Penny punter.
  • A penny saved.
  • Penny pincher world wide.
  • Penny stock detectives.
  • A bad penny review.
  • Mingaye Syder’s temperance lancet and penny trumpet.
  • Sun penny saver.
  • The Penny melodist.
  • The Golden Penny Comic.
  • Penny a Peep.
  • Penny dreadful : tales and poems of fantastic terror.
  • Paddy Kelly’s budget; or, A penny-worth of fun!!
  • Cameron’s A-B-C Penny Time Tables.
  • A choice penny-worth of wit. In three parts.
  • A groatsworth of wit for a penny; or, the interpretation of dreams.
  • Horrors; or, “The Penny Horrible”. : An anti-comic weekly blood curdler.
  • The pinball player and penny slot collector: the monthly magazine of the Pinball Owners’ Association (incorporating the Penny Slot Preservation Society).
  • One penny-worth of truth, from Thomas Bull to his brother John.
  • Two penny-worth of truth for a penny; or a true state of facts: with an apology for Tom Bull in a letter to brother John.

For more penny-themed journals, and weird, and lots more besides, take a look in SUNCAT.

 May 23, 2018  Posted by at 12:37 pm Weird titles No Responses »
May 112018
 

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

  • Bristol University (03 May 18)
  • British Library (03 May 18)
  • City, University of London (02 May 18)
  • Durham University (04 May 18)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 May 18)
  • Exeter University (05 May 18)
  • King’s College London (02 May 18)
  • Manchester University (01 May 18)
  • National Library of Scotland (02 May 18)
  • National Library of Wales (01 May 18)
  • Natural History Museum (01 May 18)
  • Nottingham University (02 May 18)
  • Open University (01 May 18)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (04 May 18)
  • Sheffield University (01 May 18)
  • Southampton University (06 May 18)
  • St. Andrews University (05 May 18)
  • Strathclyde University (01 May 18)
  • Sussex University (01 May 18)
  • Warwick University (02 May 18)

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May 042018
 

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

  • Aberystwyth University (01 May 18)
  • Bath University (01 May 18)
  • British Library (26 Apr 18)
  • Brunel University London (28 Apr 18)
  • Cardiff University (01 May 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (02 May 18)
  • Cranfield University (20 Apr 18)
  • De Montfort University (25 Apr 18)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (19 Apr 18)
  • Dundee University (01 May 18)
  • Edinburgh University (01 May 18)
  • Imperial College London (01 May 18)
  • Kingston University (01 May 18)
  • Lancaster University (01 May 18)
  • London Library (29 Apr 18)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 May 18)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (01 May 18)
  • National Archives (01 May 18)
  • Northumbria University (01 May 18)
  • Oxford University (23 Apr 18)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (01 May 18)
  • Southampton University (29 Apr 18)
  • Swansea University (01 May 18)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (01 May 18)
  • University of the West of England (24 Apr 18)
  • York University (01 May 18)

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Apr 162018
 

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

  • Aberdeen University (03 Apr 18)
  • Bristol University (06 Apr 18)
  • British Library (05 Apr 18)
  • Cardiff University (01 Apr 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (04 Apr 18)
  • King’s College London (02 Apr 18)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 Apr 18)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (05 Apr 18)
  • National Library of Scotland (06 Apr 18)
  • Northumbria University (01 Apr 18)
  • Open University (01 Apr 18)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (04 Apr 18)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (06 Apr 18)
  • Sheffield University (01 Apr 18)
  • Strathclyde University (01 Apr 18)
  • Sussex University (01 Apr 18)
  • Swansea University (01 Apr 18)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (01 Apr 18)
  • York University (01 Apr 18)
  • Zoological Society of London (05 Apr 18)

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Apr 092018
 

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

  • Aberystwyth University (01 Apr 18)
  • Bath University (01 Apr 18)
  • Brunel University London (28 Mar 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (28 Mar 18)
  • Dundee University (01 Apr 18)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 Apr 18)
  • Edinburgh University (01 Apr 18)
  • Kingston University (01 Apr 18)
  • Lancaster University (01 Apr 18)
  • London Library (30 Mar 18)
  • Manchester University (01 Man 18)
  • National Archives (01 Apr 18)
  • Natural History Museum (01 Apr 18)
  • National Library of Wales (01 Apr 18)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (01 Apr 18)
  • Southampton University (01 Apr 18)

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Apr 022018
 

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

  • British Library (22 Mar 18)
  • British Museum (18 Mar 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (21 Mar 18)
  • Cranfield University (20 Mar 18)
  • De Montfort University (22 Mar 18)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (23 Mar 18)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET) (28 Mar 18)
  • Leeds University (22 Mar 18)
  • London Metropolitan University (27 Mar 18)
  • NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) (21 Mar 18)
  • Oxford University (23 Mar 18)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (06 Mar 18)
  • Southampton University (25 Mar 18)
  • University of the West of England (24 Mar 18)

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 April 2, 2018  Posted by at 9:43 am Updates No Responses »
Mar 262018
 

SUNCAT would like to welcome our newest Contributing Library, the Geological Society of London. The Geological Society is a not-for-profit organisation, and registered charity, founded in 1807. Its aims are to improve knowledge and understanding of the Earth, to promote Earth science education and awareness, and to promote professional excellence and ethical standards in the work of Earth scientists, for the public good.

We invited Eileen Jamieson, Serials and Information Librarian at the Geological Society, to write a few words about the library and its serials collection.

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Photograph showing the interior of the Geological Society Library.

Interior of the Geological Society Library. (© Geological Society)

The Geological Society Library is more than 200 years old and is currently based in Burlington House, Piccadilly. It contains over 300,000 volumes of books and serials and 40,000 maps, making it a collection of national importance covering all aspects of the geological sciences. The Library holds a collection of over 4,500 serial titles from all over the world. In addition to modern major journals, our collection includes many obscure or old journals. We also have several (mostly older) series that are not exclusively geological. More information about the Library and its collections is available on our website at https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/library.

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SUNCAT would like to thank Eileen for introducing the library and its journal collection. If you would like to write a post on your SUNCAT Contributing Library and its serials collections or would like to join SUNCAT please contact us at suncat@ed.ac.uk.

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Mar 262018
 

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

  • British Library (15 Mar 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (14 Mar 18)
  • Geological Society of London (16 Mar 18)
  • Glasgow University (13 Mar 18)
  • Leicester University (09 Feb 18)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (01 Mar 18)
  • National Art Library (16 Mar 18)
  • National Museum Wales (10 Mar 18)
  • Royal College of Music (16 Mar 18)
  • Royal College of Nursing (09 Mar 18)
  • St. Andrews University (06 Mar 18)
  • Southampton University (18 Mar 18)
  • Tate Library (Tate Britain) (09 Mar 17)

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 March 26, 2018  Posted by at 8:31 am Updates No Responses »
Mar 202018
 

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

  • Bath University (01 Mar 18)
  • Bristol University (06 Mar 18)
  • British Library (08 Mar 18)
  • Brunel University London (27 Feb 18)
  • Cardiff University (01 Mar 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (07 Mar 18)
  • Durham University (02 Mar 18)
  • Edinburgh University (01 Mar 18)
  • Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) (02 Feb 18)
  • King’s College London (02 Mar 18)
  • London Library (03 Mar 18)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 Mar 18)
  • Manchester University (01 Mar 18)
  • National Library of Scotland (08 Mar 18)
  • Northumbria University (01 Mar 18)
  • Nottingham University (06 Mar 18)
  • Queen Mary, University of London (03 Mar 18)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (04 Mar 18)
  • Reading University (03 Mar 18)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (07 Mar 18)
  • Sheffield University (01 Mar 18)
  • Southampton University (11 Mar 18)
  • Sussex University (01 Mar 18)
  • Swansea University (01 Mar 18)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (01 Mar 18)
  • Warwick University (07 Mar 18)
  • York University (01 Mar 18)

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Feb 262018
 

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.

  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (21 Feb 18)
  • Cranfield University (20 Feb 18)
  • De Montfort University (21 Feb 18)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (21 Feb 18)
  • Manchester Central Library (01 Feb 18)
  • Royal College of Music (16 Feb 18)
  • Southampton University (18 Feb 18)
  • Wellcome Library (14 Feb 18)

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 February 26, 2018  Posted by at 4:37 pm Updates No Responses »