We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of the Science Museum Library have been added to Copac.
Dana Research Centre and Library, Science Museum. © Timothy Soar, by permission of Coffey Architects
The Science Museum’s world-class library collections chart the global development of science, engineering and medicine from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Holdings include academic and scholarly works, textbooks and popular works in English and other European languages, as well as books on the history and biography of science, technology and medicine, and their social impact.
Around 5800 books are available at the Dana Research Centre and Library in London, but nearly all of the collections are stored at the Science Museum’s Wroughton facility near Swindon, and selected items can be transported to the library in London for consultation there. The Library holds around 143000 books at Wroughton and significant collections of journals, British patents, trade literature and other ephemera.
The Science Museum’s records were previously supplied to Copac alongside the catalogue of Imperial College London, but are now being supplied directly from the Science Museum, after the opening of their new Dana Research Centre and Library in London in 2015.
To browse, or limit your search to the Science Museum Library, select the Main Search tab in Copac and choose ‘Science Museum Library’ from the list of libraries.
Jisc is offering two one-day workshops to help you increase the reach of your digital collections, optimise them for discovery and evaluate their impact.
Exploiting digital collections in learning, teaching and research will be held on Tuesday 15 November.
Making Google work for your digital collections will be held on Tuesday 22 November.
If your organisation has digital collections, or plans to develop them, our workshops will help you maximize the reach of those collections online, demonstrate the impact of their usage, and help you build for future sustainability. They will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:
• Increase the visibility of your digital collections for use in learning, teaching and research
• Encourage collaboration between curators and users of digital collections
• Strategically promote your digital collections in appropriate contexts, for a range of audiences
• Optimise your collection for discovery via Google and other search tools
• Use web analytics to track and monitor access and usage of your digital collections
• Evaluate impact and realise the benefits of investment in your digital collection
Who should attend?
Anyone working in education and research, who manages, supports and/or promotes digital collections for teaching, learning and research. Those working in similar roles in libraries, archives and museums would also benefit.
Both workshops will be held at Jisc office, Brettenham House, London and will offer a mix of discussion, practical activities and post-workshop resources to support online resource discovery activities.
For more information and to book your place please visit www.jisc.ac.uk/advice/training/making-your-digital-collections-easier-to-discover
Jisc resource discovery workshops – flyer