Royal Academy of Music records added

The catalogue of the Royal Academy of Music’s library has been added to Copac.

The library contains over 125,000 items including considerable collections of early printed and manuscript materials. The holdings include valuable items such as a partly-holograph manuscript of Purcell’s Fairy Queen.

The special collections include a Sir Arthur Sullivan archive, a Sir Henry Wood archive, the Robert Spencer collection of early English song and music for lute and guitar and the Foyle Menuhin archive, which contains scores, books, letters, photographs and other items relating to the life of the violinist Yehudi Menuhin.

The records have been added as part of the Challenge Fund.

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Natural History Museum Records added

Records from the Natural History Museum library have been added to Copac.

The library of the Natural History Museum is a reference library for biology, zoology and earth sciences including resources on ecology, biodiversity, molecular biology, taxonomy and the history of science. It provides international coverage with material dating from 1469 (a work entitled ‘Plinius secundus nouocomensis equestribus militiis industrie functus‘).

The catalogue included on Copac contains monographs and serials acquired since 1989 and approximately 80% of earlier items. It does not include records for artworks held by the library.

The records have been loaded as part of the Challenge Fund.

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Copac links to Google Book Search

The Copac national, academic, and special library catalogue now includes links to documents in Google Book Search. Where a record contains an ISBN a link appears on the right of the Full record display and will take one of three forms:

  • Google Full View: this link takes you to an online copy of the book.
  • Google Preview: this allows you to see a limited number of pages from the book.
  • Google Book Search: most links will be in this form. These links don’t offer a view of the book itself, but in some cases there will be options such as links to web sites mentioning the book, links to other works that reference the book etc.

Find out more about how the linking is done from:
Inside Google Book Search: Preview books anywhere with the new Google Book Search API