SUNCAT updated

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.


Lidar Digimap – new collection of data available now!

Today we have launched our new Lidar Digimap Collection. The new Collection is available to preview for all Digmap users until the 31st of July 2017. Lidar data can be downloaded through the Lidar Download for use in GIS and CAD applications; there is no Lidar Roam application for viewing the data. The service allows you to […]

Huge number of datasets updated in May 2017

May was one of the busiest in terms of dataset updates in the history of Digimap. Around 20 separate datasets have been updated bringing them bang up to date with the most recent data available from the data suppliers. All the updates are listed in the tables below, broken down by the Collection and service […]

CILIPS Conference 2017: Strategies for Success (#CILIPS17) – Liveblog (day two)

Today I am at the CILIPS Conference 2017: Strategies for Success. I’ll be talking about our Digital Footprint work and Digital Footprint MOOC (#DFMOOC). Meanwhile back in Edinburgh my colleagues Louise Connelly (PI for our Digital Footprint research) and Sian Bayne (PI for our Yik Yak research) are at the Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme Forum 2017 talking about our “A Live Pulse”: YikYak for understanding teaching, learning and assessment at Edinburgh research project. So, lots of exciting digital footprint stuff afoot!

I’ll be liveblogging the sessions I’m sitting in today here, as usual corrections, additions, etc. always welcome. You’ll see the programme below becoming 

We have opened with the efficient and productive CILIPS AGM. Now, a welcome from the CILIPS President, Liz McGettigan, reflecting on the last year for libraries in Scotland. She is also presenting the student awards to Adam Dombovari (in absentia) and Laura Anne MacNeil. She is also announcing the inauguration of a new CILIPS award Scotland’s Library and Information Professional of the Year Award – nomination information coming soon on the website – the first award will be given out at the Autumn Gathering.

Keynote One – The Road to Copyright Literacy: a journey towards library empowerment Dr. Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London and Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer, University of Kent

 

11.25-11.45am Refreshments and exhibition

11.45-12.30pm Parallel Sessions 1

City Suite Scotland welcomes refugees – the role of the library in resettlement and inclusion Dr. Konstantina Martzoukou, Post Graduate Programme Leader, Robert Gordon University – iSchool

Art Gallery Suite Overcoming disability and barriers: Using assistive Technologies in libraries A joint presentation from Craig Mill – CALL Scotland and Edinburgh Libraries award winning Visually Impaired People Project – Jim McKenzie – Lifelong Learning Library Development Leader – Disability Support, Paul McCloskey – Lifelong Learning Strategic Development Officer (Libraries) and Lindsay MacLeod – Project Volunteer

Melbourne Suite Perfect partnerships: Spotlight on Macmillan in Libraries Craig Menzies, Macmillan Programme Manager

12.30-1.35pm Networking lunch and exhibition

1.35-2.20pm Parallel Sessions 2

City Suite Overcoming barriers in reaching Readers Jacqueline Geekie and Jennifer Horan, Aberdeenshire Libraries and Fiona Renfrew, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Libraries

Art Gallery Suite Spotlight on research – Papers on: Linked Data: opening Scotland’s library content to the world (Dr. Diane Pennington, University of Strathclyde) Towards an information literacy strategy for Scotland (Dr. John Crawford)

Melbourne Suite Informal recognition routes: Learn more about Open Badges – Robert Stewart, Learning and Development Adviser, Digital Learning Team, Scottish Social Services Council 10 minute break to transfer between rooms

2.30-3.15pm Parallel Sessions 3

City Suite Families matter: Innovation in public libraries Every Child a Library Member evaluation (Peter Reid, Professor of Librarianship and Head of Information Management at Robert Gordon University) and DigiDabble, North Ayrshire’s award winning family project (Alison McAllister, Systems and Support Officer, North Ayrshire Libraries)

Art Gallery Suite Fake news and alternative facts – The challenge for information professionals Jenny Foreman, Morag Higginson and Paul Gray, The Information Literacy Community of Practice

Melbourne Suite If I googled you – what would I find? Managing your digital footprint Nicola Osborne, Digital Education Manager, EDINA 3.15-3.35pm Refreshments and exhibition

3.35-4.15pm Keynote 2 (City Suite) – Securing the future: where next for our community in 2018 and beyond? Nick Poole, Chief Executive, CILIP

4.15-4.30pm President’s closing remarks

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SUNCAT updated

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.


SUNCAT updated

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.


SUNCAT welcomes the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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.


SUNCAT updated

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.