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)

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

 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 »
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 écho! : 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 »