SUNCAT: Two new libraries and videos added

28 November 2011

The University of Bradford and the Royal Asiatic Society are the latest Libraries to have been added to SUNCAT. These additions bring the total number of contributing libraries to 82, plus the CONSER database, the ISSN register and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

The University of Bradford Library collection supports the research and teaching functions of the seven 'academic' schools, which each cover a broad range of specialisms: Computing, Informatics and Media; Engineering, Design and Technology; Health Studies; Life Sciences; Lifelong Education and Development; Management; and Social and International Studies. Just over 16,500 serial records have been loaded into SUNCAT.

The Royal Asiatic Society (RAS) was founded in 1823 and received its Royal Charter from King George IV in 1824 'for the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia'. The RAS Library contains books and journals on a wide variety of subjects concerning Asia, including the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Islamic North Africa. The Collections include Persian, Arabic, Pali, Sanskrit, Malay and Javanese manuscripts. Most of the resources are in the area of the humanities. Sciences and ethnography are covered only peripherally. The RAS Library has provided SUNCAT with just over 490 serial records.

The full list of the 82 libraries contributing to SUNCAT is maintained on the website.

Two new videos are also now available on the SUNCAT website support page.

  • The first is a demonstration of SUNCAT, highlighting the search options and also how to access journal articles and table of contents via the service.
  • The second is a short introduction to the service by one of the SUNCAT team, with information on what SUNCAT does and what it contains.

For further information about SUNCAT any questions about the videos, or the service in general, please contact the EDINA helpdesk at edina@ed.ac.uk, go to the main SUNCAT page, or subscribe to the SUNCAT Blog.

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