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Jun 152018
 

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

  • Bristol University (05 Jun 18)
  • British Library (07 Jun 18)
  • British Museum (04 Jun 18)
  • Exeter University (02 Jun 18)
  • King’s College London (02 Jun 18)
  • London Library (07 Jun 18)
  • Nottingham University (02 Jun 18)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (04 Jun 18)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (08 Jun 18)
  • Southampton University (03 Jun 18)
  • Warwick University (07 Jun 18)

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

 June 15, 2018  Posted by at 11:47 am Updates No Responses »
Jun 132018
 

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

  • Aberystwyth University (01 Jun 18)
  • Bath University (01 Jun 18)
  • British Library (31 May 18)
  • Brunel University London (28 May 18)
  • Cardiff University (01 Jun 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (06 Jun 18)
  • Cranfield University (20 May 18)
  • De Montfort University (21 May 18)
  • Dundee University (01 Jun 18)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 Jun 18)
  • Edinburgh University (01 Jun 18)
  • Glasgow University (30 May 18)
  • Imperial College London (01 Jun 18)
  • Kingston University (01 Jun 18)
  • Lancaster University (01 Jun 18)
  • London Metropolitan University (26 May 18)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 Jun 18)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (01 Jun 18)
  • Manchester University (01 Jun 18)
  • National Archives (01 Jun 18)
  • National Library of Wales (01 Jun 18)
  • Natural History Museum (01 Jun 18)
  • Northumbria University (01 Jun 18)
  • Open University (01 Jun 18)
  • Oxford University (23 May 18)
  • Queen Mary, University of London (31 May 18)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (01 Jun 18)
  • Sheffield University (01 Jun 18)
  • Strathclyde University (01 Jun 18)
  • Southampton University (27 May 18)
  • Sussex University (01 Jun 18)
  • Swansea University (01 Jun 18)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (01 Jun 18)
  • University of the West of England (24 May 18)
  • York University (01 Jun 18)

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

 June 13, 2018  Posted by at 2:32 pm Updates No Responses »
May 292018
 

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is SUNCAT’s newest Contributing Library. We invited Andrew McAinsh, Collections Manager at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, to write a few words about the library and its collections.

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The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow was founded in 1599 by the Scottish surgeon Peter Lowe and his compatriots, Robert Hamilton (a physician) and William Spang (an apothecary). More than four centuries later, the College remains the only multidisciplinary Royal College in the UK. We provide career support, education, training, examination and assessment to Fellows and Members around the world, including physicians, surgeons, dentists, and practitioners of travel medicine and podiatric medicine.

Photograph showing the interior of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Library

Interior of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Library Reading Room. (© Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)

The College library was established around 1698, and our collections have grown steadily over the past 320 years to include everything from incunabula (books printed before 1501) to newly published textbooks and exam guides. The collection is particularly strong in medical and surgical publications of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and this is reflected in the journal holdings we have recently added to SUNCAT.

The Library is open to members of the College on weekdays from 9am to 5pm. Members of the public are also welcome to visit by appointment. Our library is a treasure trove of research resources for anybody with an interest in current medical practice, the history of medicine, and the history of Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We also have a range of resources for family history researchers, and can help you to trace your medical ancestors.

Photograph of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Library Store

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Library Store. (© Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)

Beyond the library, our archive collections include the historical records of the College, and over 120 donated collections relating to Scottish medical societies and former College members. We are also an accredited museum, and our object collection includes thousands of medical instruments from the 18th to the 21st centuries as well as a diverse collection of paintings and other artworks.

We’re working hard to digitise items from our heritage collections, and lots of our objects, archives and rare books can already be viewed online. Check out our website at http://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk and follow us on twitter @rcpsgheritage for the latest information on our collections and events. If you’d like to arrange a visit you can contact us by email (library@rcpsg.ac.uk) or telephone (0141 221 6072).

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SUNCAT would very much like to thank Andrew 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 29, 2018  Posted by at 1:15 pm Contributing Libraries No Responses »
May 252018
 

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

  • British Library (24 May 18)
  • British Museum (15 May 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (16 May 18)
  • Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (21 May 18)
  • Goldsmiths University of London (08 May 18)
  • Queen Mary, University of London (16 May 18)
  • Royal College of Music (16 May 18)
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (22 May 18)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (09 May 18)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (17 May 18)
  • Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) (17 May 18)
  • Southampton University (13 May 18)
  • Wellcome Library (16 May 18)

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

 May 25, 2018  Posted by at 2:30 pm Updates No Responses »
May 232018
 

Today (23rd May) is Lucky Penny Day. You may have heard of this superstition: “See a penny, pick it up, All day long you’ll have good luck.” The modern form of the one pence coin was introduced back on the 15th February 1971. So, if you see a penny showing its head pick it up, or turn it to its head-side for someone else to get pick up and get the luck! As another saying goes: “Look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves!”

Photograph showing a detail of a one pence coin.

Detail of a penny. Photograph taken by Vince O’Sullivan, January 2010. Via Flickr under Creative Commons License 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

Here are some weird and wonderful ‘penny’ titles found in SUNCAT.

  • Captain George’s penny dreadful.
  • The penny share letter.
  • Cobbett’s penny trash …
  • Two Knaves for a Penny.
  • The Penny magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
  • The Penny punter.
  • A penny saved.
  • Penny pincher world wide.
  • Penny stock detectives.
  • A bad penny review.
  • Mingaye Syder’s temperance lancet and penny trumpet.
  • Sun penny saver.
  • The Penny melodist.
  • The Golden Penny Comic.
  • Penny a Peep.
  • Penny dreadful : tales and poems of fantastic terror.
  • Paddy Kelly’s budget; or, A penny-worth of fun!!
  • Cameron’s A-B-C Penny Time Tables.
  • A choice penny-worth of wit. In three parts.
  • A groatsworth of wit for a penny; or, the interpretation of dreams.
  • Horrors; or, “The Penny Horrible”. : An anti-comic weekly blood curdler.
  • The pinball player and penny slot collector: the monthly magazine of the Pinball Owners’ Association (incorporating the Penny Slot Preservation Society).
  • One penny-worth of truth, from Thomas Bull to his brother John.
  • Two penny-worth of truth for a penny; or a true state of facts: with an apology for Tom Bull in a letter to brother John.

For more penny-themed journals, and weird, and lots more besides, take a look in SUNCAT.

 May 23, 2018  Posted by at 12:37 pm Weird titles No Responses »
May 112018
 

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

  • Bristol University (03 May 18)
  • British Library (03 May 18)
  • City, University of London (02 May 18)
  • Durham University (04 May 18)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 May 18)
  • Exeter University (05 May 18)
  • King’s College London (02 May 18)
  • Manchester University (01 May 18)
  • National Library of Scotland (02 May 18)
  • National Library of Wales (01 May 18)
  • Natural History Museum (01 May 18)
  • Nottingham University (02 May 18)
  • Open University (01 May 18)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (04 May 18)
  • Sheffield University (01 May 18)
  • Southampton University (06 May 18)
  • St. Andrews University (05 May 18)
  • Strathclyde University (01 May 18)
  • Sussex University (01 May 18)
  • Warwick University (02 May 18)

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 May 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:40 pm Updates No Responses »
May 042018
 

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

  • Aberystwyth University (01 May 18)
  • Bath University (01 May 18)
  • British Library (26 Apr 18)
  • Brunel University London (28 Apr 18)
  • Cardiff University (01 May 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (02 May 18)
  • Cranfield University (20 Apr 18)
  • De Montfort University (25 Apr 18)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (19 Apr 18)
  • Dundee University (01 May 18)
  • Edinburgh University (01 May 18)
  • Imperial College London (01 May 18)
  • Kingston University (01 May 18)
  • Lancaster University (01 May 18)
  • London Library (29 Apr 18)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 May 18)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (01 May 18)
  • National Archives (01 May 18)
  • Northumbria University (01 May 18)
  • Oxford University (23 Apr 18)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (01 May 18)
  • Southampton University (29 Apr 18)
  • Swansea University (01 May 18)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (01 May 18)
  • University of the West of England (24 Apr 18)
  • York University (01 May 18)

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

 May 4, 2018  Posted by at 3:23 pm Updates No Responses »
Apr 162018
 

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

  • Aberdeen University (03 Apr 18)
  • Bristol University (06 Apr 18)
  • British Library (05 Apr 18)
  • Cardiff University (01 Apr 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (04 Apr 18)
  • King’s College London (02 Apr 18)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 Apr 18)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (05 Apr 18)
  • National Library of Scotland (06 Apr 18)
  • Northumbria University (01 Apr 18)
  • Open University (01 Apr 18)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (04 Apr 18)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (06 Apr 18)
  • Sheffield University (01 Apr 18)
  • Strathclyde University (01 Apr 18)
  • Sussex University (01 Apr 18)
  • Swansea University (01 Apr 18)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (01 Apr 18)
  • York University (01 Apr 18)
  • Zoological Society of London (05 Apr 18)

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

 April 16, 2018  Posted by at 11:27 am Updates No Responses »
Apr 092018
 

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

  • Aberystwyth University (01 Apr 18)
  • Bath University (01 Apr 18)
  • Brunel University London (28 Mar 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (28 Mar 18)
  • Dundee University (01 Apr 18)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 Apr 18)
  • Edinburgh University (01 Apr 18)
  • Kingston University (01 Apr 18)
  • Lancaster University (01 Apr 18)
  • London Library (30 Mar 18)
  • Manchester University (01 Man 18)
  • National Archives (01 Apr 18)
  • Natural History Museum (01 Apr 18)
  • National Library of Wales (01 Apr 18)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (01 Apr 18)
  • Southampton University (01 Apr 18)

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

 April 9, 2018  Posted by at 9:31 am Updates No Responses »
Apr 022018
 

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

  • British Library (22 Mar 18)
  • British Museum (18 Mar 18)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (21 Mar 18)
  • Cranfield University (20 Mar 18)
  • De Montfort University (22 Mar 18)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (23 Mar 18)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET) (28 Mar 18)
  • Leeds University (22 Mar 18)
  • London Metropolitan University (27 Mar 18)
  • NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) (21 Mar 18)
  • Oxford University (23 Mar 18)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (06 Mar 18)
  • Southampton University (25 Mar 18)
  • University of the West of England (24 Mar 18)

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

 April 2, 2018  Posted by at 9:43 am Updates No Responses »