SUNCAT is very pleased to announce that the University of Wales Trinity Saint David has become our newest Contributing Library. This is the sixth Welsh institution to join SUNCAT. We invited John Dalling, Head of Collections, to write a few words about the University’s Library and Learning Resources service and its collections.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was formed in November 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen, under Lampeter’s Royal Charter of 1828. On the 1 August 2013, Swansea Metropolitan University became part of UWTSD. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well as in the rural towns of Lampeter and Carmarthen in South West Wales.
UWTSD Library and Learning Resources has seven campus libraries in Carmarthen, Lampeter, Swansea and London, which include a collection of over 500,000 printed volumes and provide access to approximately 20,000 electronic books and 50,000 electronic journals. The University’s special collections are held in the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives at Lampeter, which include over 35,000 printed works, featuring several medieval and post-medieval manuscripts.
Our libraries support programmes of study and research covering a wide range of subject areas, with particular strengths in education, humanities, art and design, architecture, engineering, and business. The University subscribes to approximately 500 individual journals and holds archives for many more titles including a number in the Welsh language and of local interest to South and West Wales. In addition, we also provide access to many more journals electronically through subscription packages.
We are delighted to be able to contribute our holdings to SUNCAT and hope that widening access to our periodical collections will prove beneficial to researchers throughout Wales and the whole of the UK.
SUNCAT would like to thank John for introducing UWTSD Library and Learning Resources 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.