World Heart Day!

Today (29th September) is World Heart Day. This day was founded by the World Heart Federation in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.5 million lives each year. Today’s theme is power your life – to help people understand what they can do to fuel their hearts and power their lives. ‘Your heart is at the heart of your health. And it’s easy to give it the care it deserves.’

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Heart. Image taken by Andrew, 1st Jan 2009. (Available via CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

Here are some heart-inspired serial titles in SUNCAT. Hope that you enjoy them and that this post reminds you to look after your heart.

  • Heart to heart: the newsletter of the Coronary Prevention Group.
  • Eye of the Heart : A Journal of Traditional Wisdom.
  • Badger heart.
  • Hooligan heart.
  • Dante’s Heart.
  • Bleeding heart.
  • Share: global mission with a Latin heart.
  • Cactus heart.
  • Heart and hand: journal of the Family History Society of the Ancient Clan McManus.
  • The joyful heart newsletter.
  • Take heart: the latest news and advice from the British Heart Foundation.
  • Hugs for the heart.
  • My outcast heart.
  • Heart-smart recipes.
  • Crochet with heart.
  • Pillars of the Immaculate Heart.
  • Heart to heart romance library: love stories in pictures.
  • Eager Heart Fairy Godmother Magazine. Oct. 1912.
  • Beat. The heart of the music scene.
  • Daggers to my heart.
  • McCall’s quilting. America makes quilts from the heart.
  • Lionheart magazine: for the roar in your heart.
  • The Heart of oak: a choice selection of new songs.
  • Four chambers: the heart of literature in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • The Monitor, Designed to Improve the Taste, the Understanding and the Heart (1823-1824).

For more heart-themed journals take a look in SUNCAT.


Geoforum 2016 Summary

EDINA’s annual Geoforum conference for all its geospatial services and projects was held at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute of Geography this year. It was attended by nearly 50 delegates who came to find out what we have been up to over the past year and to see what we new things they can expect […]

SUNCAT welcomes Truro & Penwith College – our first FE Contributing Library!

SUNCAT is very pleased to announce that Truro & Penwith College has become our first Further Education Contributing Library! This takes the total number of libraries in SUNCAT to 109, plus the CONSER database, ISSN register and Directory of Open Access Journals.

Truro & Penwith College, who recently maintained their outstanding Ofsted rating, offers access to a diverse range of educational choices, supported by outstanding resources and purpose-built facilities from their campuses in Truro and Penzance. There is a wide number of courses available across many qualification types and levels, from traditionally ‘academic’ A Levels and Degrees to Apprenticeships, vocational courses and business training.

The College has Learning Centres located on both campuses and they offer learning environments for quiet work and group work with access to support from experienced staff, as well as being the hub for the provision of a wide range of physical and on-line resources.

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 the EDINA Helpdesk at edina@ed.ac.uk


Digimap dataset updates September 2016

A number of datasets available through the Ordnance Survey collection in Digimap have been updated in September. The tables below list the datasets that have been updated recently. OS Data Download: Product Name OS Publication Date OS MasterMap Topography Layer June 2016 OS MasterMap Integrated Transport Layer June 2016 OS Terrain 50 (DTM) July 2016 OS Terrain 50 (Contours) […]

Translations of Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly record now available

We are delighted to announce that translations of Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record are now available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

As the statement suggests, ensuring the preservation and long-term accessibility of the digital scholarly record and of other parts of each country’s published heritage is essential for scholarship around the world. This is an international challenge that requires concerted, coordinated and sustained action from multiple sectors, organisations and regions. We hope that these translations will help to ensure international understanding of the issues and potential actions required.

Our thanks go to Gaëlle Béquet of the ISSN International Center and Miguel �ngel Mardero Arellano of the Cariniana network.

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SUNCAT updated

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.

  • Cambridge University (07 Sep 16)
  • Cranfield University (20 Sep 16)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (19 Sep 16)
  • Durham University (19 Sep 16)
  • London Business School (15 Sep 16)
  • London Library (16 Sep 16)
  • Loughborough University (19 Sep 16)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (16 Sep 16)
  • Royal College of Music (16 Sep 16)
  • Sussex University (15 Sep 16)
  • Tate Library (Tate Britain) (16 Sep 16)

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


Celebrate Hobbit Day!

Today is Hobbit Day and, indeed, Tolkien Week! The 22nd September is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien‘s popular set of books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Re-live the magic of Tolkien’s books by looking at these Tolkien-inspired titles found in SUNCAT!

Image of part of the cover of 'The Hobbit Deluxe Edition' from J. R. R. Tolkien, showing a red dragon.

Le hobbit édition Deluxe. T. Lilly, 2014. Under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/.

  • Wizard information service.
  • The Wizard’s staff.
  • The Lord of the Rings, Battle games in Middle Earth.
  • Beyond Bree : newsletter of the Mensa Tolkien Special Interest Group. (Variant title: It’s Beyond Me!)
  • Mallorn : the journal of the Tolkien Society.
  • News from Fangorn.
  • Orcrist.
  • Weathertop.
  • Amon Hen : the bulletin of the Tolkien Society of Great Britain.
  • Quettar : bulletin of the Linguistic Fellowship of the Tolkien Society.
  • Silver leaves from the white tree of hope.
  • Hither shore.
  • Poison elves.
  • The Sprite : from the Elves of Ginnistian.
  • Entings.
  • Minas Tirith evening-star.

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


SUNCAT updated

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.

  • Bristol University (05 Sep 16)
  • British Library (15 Sep 16)
  • British Museum (07 Sep 16)
  • City, University of London (09 Sep 16)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (14 Sep 16)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 Sep 16)
  • Exeter University (02 Sep 16)
  • Glasgow School of Art (14 Sep 16)
  • Glasgow University (13 Sep 16)
  • King’s College London (02 Sep 16)
  • Lambeth Palace Library (01 Aug 16)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 Sep 16)
  • National Library of Scotland (09 Sep 16)
  • NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) (02 Sep 16)
  • Natural History Museum (01 Sep 16)
  • Royal College of Nursing (02 Sep 16)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (08 Sep 16)
  • St. Andrews University (05 Sep 16)

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


New MasterMap style is OS Roam

This summer our cartographic team have been busy working on a new style for OS MasterMap Topography layer. These are the maps displayed at the three most detailed zoom levels in Digimap OS Roam. The original style, created more than ten years ago, followed the official style published by Ordnance Survey and has undergone little […]

SUNCAT welcomes Lambeth Palace Library!

SUNCAT is very pleased to announce that Lambeth Palace Library has become our newest Contributing Library. The library is situated on the south side of the River Thames, in Lambeth, London. Just over 3000 of its serial records have been loaded into the service. This takes the total number of libraries in SUNCAT to 108, plus the CONSER database, ISSN register and Directory of Open Access Journals.

We invited Hugh Cahill, Senior Librarian at Lambeth Palace Library, to write a few words about the library and its collections.

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Lambeth Palace Library is the historic library and record office of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal repository of the documentary history of the Church of England. Its collections have been freely available for research since 1610.

The Great Hall, Lambeth Palace Library

The Great Hall, Lambeth Palace Library. (© Jonty Sexton , 2016)

The manuscripts and books held here date from the 9th century to the present day, and their broad scope reflects the office of Archbishop as head of the Province of Canterbury, his national and international roles in leading the Church of England and the Anglican Communion worldwide. James I described the Library as ‘a monument of fame’ in his kingdom.

The Library collects around 100 current journals. These relate mainly to the history of the Church of England rather than to theology but the Library also collects current journals of institutions of which it holds the archive, such as the Mothers’ Union and the Ecclesiastical Architects’ and Surveyors’ Association. Our historical journals date from the 17th c. onwards with titles such as The Gentleman’s Journal, Journal de Hambourg, and Histoire des Ouvrages des Sçavans.

The Library also holds large numbers of diocesan and parish magazines /newsletters from the 19th c. onward. With around 16,000 parishes in England no such collection can be truly comprehensive but we have an extensive sample that is representative both geographically and chronologically. The Library also holds periodicals on social issues of interest to the Church such as temperance, with runs of titles like Temperance Action Songs, The Church of England Temperance Magazine, and The Band of Hope Chronicle. Missionary magazines and reports of missionary societies are also well represented in the collection with title such as Mission Life and The Colonial Church Chronicle and Missionary Journal. Another subject area covered by the collections is relations of the Church of England with other Christian denominations worldwide, meaning that we have journals/periodicals in Greek, Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Spanish, Swedish and Italian.

By joining SUNCAT it is hoped that that the diverse periodical collections at Lambeth Palace Library will become better known and better used.

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SUNCAT would like to thank Hugh 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 contact the EDINA Helpdesk at edina@ed.ac.uk.