In May this year Facebook opened up their platform to allow users to create their own applications. We’ve used this create an app so you can search Copac from your profile.
You’ll need a Facebook profile to add the app. You can register for free here
To add the app:
- Go to http://apps.facebook.com/copacsearch/
- If you haven’t already done so, log in to Facebook
- Click the blue ‘Add Copac Search’ button
- This will add the search box (shown above) to the right hand column and a link in the left hand column
- You can now search Copac!
It can also be found by searching for ‘Copac Search’ in the application directory.
Any comments are very welcome – either here or on the application page.
***EDIT – 1/11/07*** If you’ve been having any problems with the app, on your profile try clicking the link under the search box on the left hand of the screen. This should take you to a page which shows only the search box. When you return to your profile it should have updated to the latest version. If you are still having problems try removing and then reinstalling the app. If it still doesn’t work then please get in touch and I will try again!
The online printed books catalogue of Lambeth Palace Library is now available on Copac.
“Lambeth Palace Library is the historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office for the history of the Church of England. The Library focuses on ecclesiastical history, but its rich collections are important for an immense variety of topics from the history of art and architecture to colonial and Commonwealth history, and for innumerable aspects of English social, political and economic history. It is also a significant resource for local history and genealogy.”
“The core of the collection of early printed books was bequeathed by the Library’s founder, Archbishop Bancroft, in 1610 and includes books belonging to some of his predecessors, namely Cranmer, Grindal and Whitgift. The collections have been enlarged by gifts from successive archbishops, especially Abbot, Sheldon, Tenison, Secker, and Davidson, by the acquisition of the libraries of the Dutch Church and Church House, and by a judicious policy of purchase by recent librarians.”
Lambeth Palace is the second of the Challenge Fund libraries to be loaded. Ten other libraries will be added as a result of the Challenge Fund by Spring 2008.
Photo: stevecadman, http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevecadman/411807975/
We have now finished loading records from the University of Birmingham Library catalogue. The one million records took us about two weeks to merge into the existing records on Copac. The overall size of the Copac database stayed pretty much the same — around 30 million records.