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Jun 162017
 

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.

  • Aberystwyth University (01 Jun 17)
  • British Library (15 Jun 17)
  • City, University of London (24 May 17)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (14 Jun 17)
  • Courtauld Institute of Art (07 Jun 17)
  • King’s College London (01 Jun 17)
  • National Archives (01 Jun 17)
  • National Library of Scotland (01 Jun 17)
  • National Library of Wales (01 Jun 17)
  • Natural History Museum (01 Jun 17)
  • Northumbria University (01 Jun 17)
  • St. Andrews University (09 Jun 17)
  • Sheffield University (01 Jun 17)
  • Southampton University (10 Jun 17)
  • Sussex University (01 Jun 17)
  • Swansea University (01 Jun 17)

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

 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 3:30 pm Updates No Responses »
Jun 132017
 

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.

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The exterior of Carmarthen Campus Library

Carmarthen Campus Library. (© UWTSD)

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.

Interior of the Carmarthen Campus Library.

Interior of the Carmarthen Campus Library. (© UWTSD)

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.

Interior of the Lampeter Campus Library

Interior of the Lampeter Campus Library. (© UWTSD)

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.

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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 suncat@ed.ac.uk.

 June 13, 2017  Posted by at 10:15 am Contributing Libraries Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Jun 092017
 

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.

  • Aberdeen University (03 Apr 17)
  • Bristol University (05 May 17)
  • British Library (08 Jun 17)
  • British Museum (02 May 17)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (07 Jun 17)
  • Glasgow University (10 May 17)
  • Imperial College London (01 Jun 17)
  • London Library (30 May 17)
  • London Metropolitan University (30 May 17)
  • Manchester University (01 Jun 17)
  • Northumbria University (01 Jun 17)
  • Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) (17 May 17)
  • Southampton University (03 Jun 17)
  • Warwick University (09 May 17)
  • Wellcome Library (17 May 17)

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

 June 9, 2017  Posted by at 3:57 pm Updates No Responses »
Jun 022017
 

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.

  • Aberystwyth University (01 May 17)
  • Brunel University London (01 May 17)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (24 May 17)
  • De Montfort University (22 May 17)
  • Northumbria University (01 May 17)
  • Oxford University (22 May 17)
  • Queen Mary, University of London (17 May 17)
  • St. Andrews University (18 May 17)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (02 May 17)
  • Sheffield University (19 May 17)
  • Trinity College Dublin (05 May 17)

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

 June 2, 2017  Posted by at 4:21 pm Updates No Responses »
May 262017
 

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.

  • Aberystwyth University (01 May 17)
  • Bath University (01 May 17)
  • Brunel University London (01 May 17)
  • Cambridge University (12 May 17)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (17 May 17)
  • Cranfield University (20 May 17)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (19 May 17)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 May 17)
  • Imperial College London (01 May 17)
  • Northumbria University (01 May 17)
  • Royal College of Music (16 May 17)
  • Southampton University (20 May 17)
  • York University (01 May 17)

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

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 2:32 pm Updates No Responses »
May 232017
 

SUNCAT would like to welcome a new Contributing Library, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, which has a well-resourced medical and surgical library, with all the latest in texts, journals and electronic resources and a wealth of fascinating historical stock dating from the 15th century to the present.

We invited Aaron Fleming, Library and Archive Assistant at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, to write a few words about the library and its collections.

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The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the oldest and largest of the UK surgical Royal Colleges, and one of the largest of all the UK medical Royal Colleges. First incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, the College has been at the vanguard of surgical innovation and developments for over 500 years.

The Lister Fellows Room in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Lister Fellows Room, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. (© Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)

The Library supports the research and information needs of the College’s membership, a global network of over 24,000 surgeons in over 100 countries. Housed in the renowned Playfair Building since 1832, it maintains a vast and important surgical, medical and historical collection, ranging from rare books and journals, to the Minute Books of the College which provide a continuous record of the institution from 1581. Among the rare books are a copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle dated 1493, two Books of Hours dated 1450 and 1490, and a first edition of William Harvey’s Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis from 1628.

The Library holds over 600 journals. In addition to 50 current print subscriptions, there are complete runs of medical journals going back as far as the eighteenth century. These constitute a vital snapshot of the development of the surgical and medical professions and are bound and preserved in our designated basement store. New roller storage was installed in 2015 and this has ensured that the stock is preserved in a suitable environment.

It is hoped that the Library’s inclusion on SUNCAT will widen access to the collection for academics and researchers. For more information about the library, please visit https://library.rcsed.ac.uk or email library@rcsed.ac.uk.

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SUNCAT would like to thank Aaron 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.

 May 23, 2017  Posted by at 1:14 pm Contributing Libraries Tagged with:  No Responses »
May 192017
 

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 (18 May 17)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (10 May 17)
  • Dundee University (01 May 17)
  • Edinburgh University (01 May 17)
  • Exeter University (05 May 17)
  • Kingston University (01 May 17)
  • Lancaster University (01 May 17)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 May 17)
  • Manchester University (01 May 17)
  • Natural History Museum (01 May 17)
  • Nottingham University (03 May 17)
  • Open University (01 May 17)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (03 May 17)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (05 May 17)
  • Southampton University (13 May 17)
  • Sussex University (01 May 17)
  • Swansea University (01 May 17)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (01 May 17)

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

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 3:16 pm Updates No Responses »
May 172017
 

Today, 17th May, is (apparently) World Baking Day – and SUNCAT likes nothing more than cake (well, maybe kittens). In order to celebrate this auspicious day, here are some weird and wonderful titles that you can find in SUNCAT:

  • Best baking: your complete guide to baking perfection!
  • The Great British Bake Off baking collection
  • Simply perfect holiday baking
  • Baking heaven
  • The Housekeeper’s magazine, and family economist containing important papers on the following subjects: The markets. Marketing. Drunkenness. Gardening. Cookery. Travelling. Housekeeping. Management of income. Distilling. Baking. Brewing. &c.
  • Cake central magazine
  • Cake: a journal of poetry & art
  • Let them eat cake
  • Tease and cake: vintage inspired pin up magazine
  • Cakeboy
  • Cake and cockhorse / Banbury Historical Society
  • Caketrain
  • Meat cake
  • God, the king and the cakes of England

Check out SUNCAT for all your cake / serial needs, and lots more besides! And, then, just to whet your appetite, here are some cakes I baked earlier…

A photograph of various home-made cupcakes

 May 17, 2017  Posted by at 2:44 pm Weird titles No Responses »
May 122017
 

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 May 17)
  • De Montfort University (20 Apr 17)
  • London Metropolitan University (24 Apr 17)
  • National Archives (01 May 17)
  • National Library of Wales (01 May 17)
  • Oxford University (22 Apr 17)
  • Sheffield University (01 May 17)
  • Strathclyde University (01 May 17)
  • Trinity College Dublin (24 Apr 17)

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

 May 12, 2017  Posted by at 10:06 am Updates No Responses »
May 052017
 

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 (27 Apr 17)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (03 May 17)
  • Cranfield University (20 Apr 17)
  • Glasgow University (10 Apr 17)
  • King’s College London (01 May 17)
  • London Business School (21 Apr 17)
  • London Library (27 Apr 17)
  • National Library of Scotland (01 May 17)
  • National Library of Wales (03 Apr 17)
  • Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (03 Apr 17)
  • Royal College of Music (16 Apr 17)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (13 Apr 17)
  • St. Andrews University (13 Apr 17)

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

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 3:02 pm Updates No Responses »