Dec 072016
 

SUNCAT is very pleased to announce the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service as our newest Contributing Library. It is a welcome addition to the 42 specialist libraries already in SUNCAT. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) is the specialist provider of safe high quality blood, tissues and cells products and services in Scotland.

We invited June MacLeod, Clinical and Scientific Information Manager at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Library, to write a few words about the library and its collections.

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In November 2008 the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre Library moved to a new site and was amalgamated with the Protein Fractionation Centre Library.  The library is now called the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service Library.

The library is a specialist library for transfusion medicine and consists of about 1000 archive books, some dating from the 1930s, pamphlets, staff publications, theses, American Association of Blood Banks information and Council of Europe documents.

The library is also a specialist library for protein fractionation, pharmaceutical manufacturing, plasma fractionation and engineering.  It consists of books, videos, British Standards, European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products publications, Food and Drug Administration publications, Government Acts, Health and Safety publications, Medicines Act leaflets and almost 1000 Research and Development Reports.

The library holds 99 journals and newsletters, 16 of which are current.  The manufacture of the pharmaceutical products ceased in December 2007 so the majority of the pharmaceutical, engineering and laboratory journals are archive closed runs.

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SUNCAT would like to thank June 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 contact the EDINA Helpdesk at edina@ed.ac.uk.

 December 7, 2016  Posted by at 2:49 pm Contributing Libraries Tagged with:  No Responses »
Dec 022016
 

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

  • British Library (01 Dec 16)
  • Cambridge University (18 Nov 16)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (30 Nov 16)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (22 Nov 16)
  • Edinburgh University (22 Nov 16)
  • Glasgow University (08 Nov 16)
  • London Metropolitan University (25 Nov 16)
  • Oxford University (22 Nov 16)
  • St. Andrews University (18 Nov 16)
  • University of East Anglia (23 Nov 16)
  • University of the West of England (23 Nov 16)

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 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 4:39 pm Updates No Responses »
Nov 252016
 

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

  • British Library (17 Nov 16)
  • British Museum (09 Nov 16)
  • Brunel University London (01 Nov 16)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (23 Nov 16)
  • Cranfield University (20 Nov 16)
  • De Montfort University (21 Nov 16)
  • Dundee University (01 Nov 16)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 Nov 16)
  • Exeter University (07 Nov 16)
  • Hull University (27 Oct 16)
  • Imperial College London (01 Nov 16)
  • King’s College London (01 Nov 16)
  • Kingston University (01 Nov 16)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 Nov 16)
  • Manchester University (01 Nov 16)
  • National Library of Scotland (08 Nov 16)
  • Natural History Museum (01 Nov 16)
  • Nottingham University (02 Nov 16)
  • Open University (01 Nov 16)
  • Queen Margaret University (17 Oct 16)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (03 Nov 16)
  • Royal College of Music (16 Nov 16)
  • Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (17 Nov 16)
  • Royal Society (16 Nov 16)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (01 Nov 16)
  • Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) (09 Nov 16)
  • Sheffield University (01 Nov 16)
  • Southampton University (21 Nov 16)
  • Strathclyde University (21 Oct 16)
  • Trinity College Dublin (11 Nov 16)
  • Wellcome Library (01 Nov 16)

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Nov 092016
 

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

  • Aberystwyth University (01 Nov 16)
  • British Library (03 Nov 16)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (09 Nov 16)
  • Kent University (01 Nov 16)
  • London Library (01 Nov 16)
  • London Metropolitan University (27 Oct 16)
  • National Archives (01 Nov 16)
  • Southampton University (07 Nov 16)
  • Sussex University (01 Nov 16)
  • Warwick University (24 Oct 16)

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Oct 282016
 

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 (Not UK Holdings) (26 Oct 16)
  • De Montfort University (24 Oct 16)
  • Glasgow University (12 Oct 16)
  • National Library of Scotland (21 Oct 16)
  • Oxford University (22 Oct 16)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (24 Oct 16)
  • St. Andrews University (13 Oct 16)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (11 Oct 16)
  • Southampton University (17 Oct 16)
  • University of the West of England (23 Oct 16)

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 October 28, 2016  Posted by at 3:04 pm Updates No Responses »
Oct 212016
 

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.

  • Aberdeen University (03 Oct 16)
  • British Library (20 Oct 16)
  • Cambridge University (11 Oct 16)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (19 Oct 16)
  • Cranfield University (20 Oct 16)
  • De Montfort University (20 Oct 16)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (19 Oct 16)
  • Exeter University (07 Oct 16)
  • Manchester Central Library (11 Oct 16)
  • Religious Society of Friends (06 Oct 16)
  • Royal Asiatic Society (07 Oct 16)
  • Royal College of Music (16 Oct 16)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (10 Oct 16)
  • Senate House Libraries, University of London (04 Oct 16)
  • Trinity College Dublin (07 Oct 16)

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Oct 142016
 

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 Museum (07 Oct 16)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (12 Oct 16)
  • Courtauld Institute of Art (06 Oct 16)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 Oct 16)
  • Imperial College London (01 Oct 16)
  • King’s College London (02 Oct 16)
  • Leeds University (07 Oct 16)
  • Nottingham University (04 Oct 16)
  • York University (01 Oct 16)

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Oct 102016
 

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 Oct 16)
  • Bristol University (01 Oct 16)
  • British Library (06 Oct 16)
  • Brunel University London (01 Oct 16)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings)  (05 Oct 16)
  • Dundee University (14 Sep 16)
  • Kent University (01 Oct 16)
  • Kingston University (01 Oct 16)
  • London Metropolitan University (26 Sep 16)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 Sep 16)
  • Manchester University (01 Oct 16)
  • National Archives (01 Sep 16)
  • Natural History Museum (01 Oct 16)
  • Open University (01 Oct 16)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (03 Oct 16)
  • Sheffield University (01 Oct 16)
  • Sussex University (01 Sep 16)
  • Swansea University (01 Oct 16)

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Sep 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.

  • British Library (29 Sep 16)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (21 Sep 16)
  • De Montfort University (20 Sep 16)
  • Lancaster University (15 Aug 16)
  • London Library (27 Sep 16)
  • National Art Library (29 Sep 16)
  • Oxford University (22 Sep 16)
  • University of the West of England (23 Sep 16)

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 September 30, 2016  Posted by at 2:07 pm Updates No Responses »
Sep 292016
 

Today (29th September) is World Heart Day. This day was founded by the World Heart Federation in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.5 million lives each year. Today’s theme is power your life – to help people understand what they can do to fuel their hearts and power their lives. ‘Your heart is at the heart of your health. And it’s easy to give it the care it deserves.’

heart

Heart. Image taken by Andrew, 1st Jan 2009. (Available via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

Here are some heart-inspired serial titles in SUNCAT. Hope that you enjoy them and that this post reminds you to look after your heart.

  • Heart to heart: the newsletter of the Coronary Prevention Group.
  • Eye of the Heart : A Journal of Traditional Wisdom.
  • Badger heart.
  • Hooligan heart.
  • Dante’s Heart.
  • Bleeding heart.
  • Share: global mission with a Latin heart.
  • Cactus heart.
  • Heart and hand: journal of the Family History Society of the Ancient Clan McManus.
  • The joyful heart newsletter.
  • Take heart: the latest news and advice from the British Heart Foundation.
  • Hugs for the heart.
  • My outcast heart.
  • Heart-smart recipes.
  • Crochet with heart.
  • Pillars of the Immaculate Heart.
  • Heart to heart romance library: love stories in pictures.
  • Eager Heart Fairy Godmother Magazine. Oct. 1912.
  • Beat. The heart of the music scene.
  • Daggers to my heart.
  • McCall’s quilting. America makes quilts from the heart.
  • Lionheart magazine: for the roar in your heart.
  • The Heart of oak: a choice selection of new songs.
  • Four chambers: the heart of literature in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • The Monitor, Designed to Improve the Taste, the Understanding and the Heart (1823-1824).

For more heart-themed journals take a look in SUNCAT.

 September 29, 2016  Posted by at 8:03 am Weird titles Tagged with:  No Responses »