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 »
May 172016
 

On Wednesday the 18th May it is International Museum Day. Since its inception back in 1977, this day has provided an opportunity to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. This year’s theme will be Museums and Cultural Landscapes. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2015, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 countries.

A photograph of the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

The Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, 2005. By No machine-readable author provided. Maccoinnich~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims). [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

There are a number of SUNCAT Contributing Libraries which are museum libraries: the British Museum; National Coal Mining Museum; National Museums Scotland (see the wonderful museum building above!); National Museum of Wales; and the Natural History Museum. Here are some wonderful museum-themed titles found in these and other SUNCAT Contributing Libraries.

  • Ladies museum.
  • The torch; or Glasgow museum.
  • Leather Archives & Museum News.
  • Fossum : the magazine of Friends of the Sedgwick Museum.
  • The Bruce Museum : a museum of the arts and sciences.
  • Ka ‘Elele : news of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.
  • Under the dome : the British Museum staff magazine.
  • Farmer’s Weekly Museum.
  • Memoirs of the Raffles Museum.
  • Trolley fare / Pennsylvania Railway Museum Association.
  • Water Words : news from the Waterworks Museum, Hereford.
  • Oh! Cet ├ęcho! : museum kunst palast magazin.
  • Mermaid / Friends of Merseyside Maritime Museum.
  • Heirloom seed reference guide / from the Landis Valley Museum.
  • MoNA now : news from the Museum of Northwest Art.
  • Now & then : Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society newsletter.
  • The Potato Museum’s peelings.
  • The Flixton flier : newsletter of the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum.
  • Palmnut Post : Magazine of Durban Natural Science Museum.
  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum Memoir.
  • AMuse news : Durban museums newsletter.
  • Meeting Place : Royal Ontario Museum.
  • Bloomers / British Museum.
  • British Museum Attendants’ Mutual Life Assurance Society, afterwards British Museum Life Assurance Society [Annual Reports.]
  • Museum documentation system : costume card instructions / Museum Documentation Association.

If you are a museum library and would like to participate in SUNCAT or if you would like to suggest a museum library as a possible Contributing Library do let us know by contacting us at edina@ed.ac.uk.

 May 17, 2016  Posted by at 1:42 pm Weird titles Tagged with:  No Responses »
May 132016
 

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 (12 May 16)
  • CONSER (12 May 16)
  • Exeter University (06 May 16)
  • Glasgow University (06 May 16)
  • ISSN (11 May 16)
  • The London Library (06 May 16)
  • London Metropolitan University (27 Apr 16)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 May 16)
  • St Andrews University (05 May 16)
  • Sheffield University (01 May 16)
  • Southampton University (08 May 16)
  • University College London (28 Apr 16)
  • York University (01 May 16)

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 May 13, 2016  Posted by at 2:20 pm Updates No Responses »
May 062016
 

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.

  • Aberystwyth University (01 May 16)
  • Bradford University (05 May 16)
  • Bristol University (03 May 16)
  • British Library (05 May 16)
  • British Museum Library (04 May 16)
  • CONSER (04 May 16)
  • De Montfort University (21 Apr 16)
  • Kent University (01 May 16)
  • King’s College London (01 May 16)
  • Manchester University (01 May 16)
  • National Archives (01 May 16)
  • National Library of Scotland (02 May 16)
  • Nottingham University (03 May 16)
  • Oxford University (22 Apr 16)
  • Queen’s University Belfast (03 May 16)
  • St Andrews University (15 Apr 16)
  • Southampton University (01 May 16)
  • Wellcome Library (26 Apr 16)

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 May 6, 2016  Posted by at 2:25 pm Updates No Responses »
Apr 292016
 

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.

  • Aberdeen University (01 Apr 16)
  • Aberystwyth University (03 Apr 16)
  • British Library (21 Apr 16)
  • Brunel University (01 Apr 16)
  • CONSER (27 Apr 16)
  • Cranfield University (20 Apr 16)
  • De Montfort University (20 Apr 16)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (19 Apr 16)
  • Glasgow University (05 Apr 16)
  • ISSN (13 Apr 16)
  • London Business School (15 Apr 16)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (14 Apr 16)
  • Open University (14 Oct 15)
  • Royal College of Music (16 Apr 16)
  • Southampton University (24 Apr 16)
  • University of the West of England (UWE) (23 Apr 16)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

 April 29, 2016  Posted by at 9:09 am Updates No Responses »
Apr 202016
 

Shakespeare400 is here! On the 23rd April it is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s death and all this year there are celebrations marking the great poet and playwright’s amazing legacy. There are many events happening all around the country, including performances, screenings, conferences and talks. There is also an exhibition Shakespeare in Ten Acts taking place at the British Library, one of our Contributing Libraries.

William Shakespeare has made a lasting impression not only in theatre and literature but also in the English language, as can be seen from the image below. His works are studied and enjoyed worldwide and this is reflected in the fascinating titles on Shakespeare found in SUNCAT.

Image showing things we say today which we owe to Shakespeare.

Shakespeare. TRF_Mr_Hyde, 2012. Via Flickr – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Generic (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/).

  • Borrowers and lenders : the journal of Shakespeare and appropriation.
  • Around the Globe : the magazine of the International Shakespeare Globe Centre.
  • The Shakespeare pictorial : a monthly illustrated chronicle of events in Shakespeareland.
  • A groat’s worth of wit : journal of the Open University Shakespeare Society.
  • The Swan of Avon.
  • Boys of England Stories of Shakespeare : complete.
  • The Upstart crow : a Shakespeare journal.
  • Ivory leaves : A medium of expression for the new intensive study of Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare and His Legal Problems.
  • “The Graphic” Gallery of Shakespeare’s Heroines. The stories of the several plays from which the pictures are taken … by W. E. Henley.
  • Journal of the Wooden O Symposium.
  • 1616 : saw the death of William Shakespeare & Miguel de Cervantes
  • The London Shakespeare League journal.
  • Shakespeare news from Japan : (Komazawa University Shakespeare Institute).
  • Hamlet’s ghost.
  • HAMNET : Folger Library catalog.
  • An Elizabethan journal : second journal [&] last journal, 1591-1603.
  • The Shakespeare problems / ed. by Alfred William Pollard and John Dover Wilson.
  • The great cryptogram: Francis Bacon’s cipher in the so called Shakespeare plays / by Ignatius Donnelly.
  • Fair Thoughts and Happy Hours attend on you. A Shakespeare Calendar for the year 1905. [With coloured illustrations and initials.]
  • The Shakespearean almanacke : an occasional paper for the study of astrology in the works of Shakespeare and his contempories.
  • “The Graphic” Gallery of Shakespeare’s Heroines. The stories of the several plays from which the pictures are taken … by W. E. Henley.
  • Ariel : the Stratford-upon-Avon messenger.

There are many other serials on Shakespeare in SUNCAT. Why not take a look?

 

 April 20, 2016  Posted by at 8:20 am Weird titles Tagged with:  No Responses »
Apr 152016
 

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 (14 Apr 16)
  • British Museum Library (06 Apr 16)
  • Imperial College, London (03 Apr 16)
  • King’s College London (02 Apr 16)
  • The London Library (13 Apr 16)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (03 Apr 16)
  • Manchester University (03 Apr 16)
  • Nottingham University (05 Apr 16)
  • Queen’s University Belfast (03 Apr 16)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (04 Apr 16)
  • Society of Antiquaries of London (07 Apr 16)
  • Southampton University (10 Apr 16)
  • York University (03 Apr 16)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

 April 15, 2016  Posted by at 1:24 pm Updates No Responses »
Apr 142016
 

Today (14th April) is National Dolphin Day. Ranging in size from 4 ft to up to 30 feet, dolphins are among almost forty species in 17 genera. Find out 10 interesting facts about dolphins and look at our weird and wonderful dolphin titles below. (We have added a couple of whale and porpoise titles, not to leave them out!)

Photograph of dolphins swimming underwater

Dolphins. DaBear Media, 2007. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

  • Sonar : the magazine of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
  • Wavelet : the magazine for junior supporters of HWDT.
  • Dolphin superpack for boys and girls.
  • POD news : adopt a dolphin.
  • Splash!
  • Arion’s dolphin.
  • The Daily Dolphin : A serio-comic political periodical.
  • Dolphin dreams.
  • Dolphin insight.
  • Dolphin log : a publication of the Cousteau Society.
  • Whales alive! / Cetacean Society International.
  • Whulj : newsletter of the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Cetacean Society.
  • Porpoise : a poem in 4 sections and in 32 books.

For more dolphin titles and other weird and wonderful serials take a look in SUNCAT.

 April 14, 2016  Posted by at 11:19 am Weird titles Tagged with:  No Responses »
Apr 082016
 

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.

  • Bristol University (04 Apr 16)
  • British Library (06 Apr 16)
  • CONSER (06 Apr 16)
  • De Montfort University (21 Mar 16)
  • Exeter University (06 Apr 16)
  • Kent University (01 Apr 16)
  • London Metropolitan University (23 Mar 16)
  • National Archives (01 Apr 16)
  • National Art Library (01 Apr 16)
  • National Library of Scotland (04 Apr 16)
  • Reading University (15 Mar 16)
  • Sheffield University (03 Apr 16)
  • Southampton University (03 Apr 16)
  • Strathclyde University (24 Mar 16)
  • University of East Anglia (01 Apr 16)

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 April 8, 2016  Posted by at 11:20 am Updates No Responses »
Apr 012016
 

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 (31 Mar 16)
  • Brunel University (01 Mar 16)
  • CONSER (30 Mar 16)
  • De Montfort University (20 Mar 16)
  • Glasgow University (07 Mar 16)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (01 Mar 16)
  • ISSN (12 Mar 16)
  • Leeds University (10 Mar 16)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 March 16)
  • Oxford University (22 Mar 16)
  • Sheffield University (01 Mar 16)
  • Southampton University (27 Mar 16)
  • Tate Library (Tate Britain) (09 Mar 16)
  • University of the West of England (UWE) (23 Mar 16)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

 April 1, 2016  Posted by at 3:20 pm Updates No Responses »