Henry Moore Institute Research Library catalogue loaded

We’re pleased to have added the holdings of the Henry Moore Institute Research Library to Copac.

Henry Moore Institute Research LibraryThe Henry Moore Institute Research Library is a specialist resource for the study of sculpture, open to all seven days a week. The library specialises in British sculpture post-1850, with collections spanning international and historical contexts, taking in monographs, exhibition catalogues and themed publications. The library holds around 20,000 titles, including rare publications, artists’ books, ephemera and a unique and growing audio-visual collection.

The catalogue has been added as part of the Copac Challenge Fund.

To browse, or limit your search to the holdings of the Henry Moore Institute Research Library, go to the main tab on copac.ac.uk and choose ‘Henry Moore’ from the list of libraries.

Imperial War Museum holdings added

We are pleased to announce that the holdings of the Imperial War Museum’s Collections Access have been added to Copac.

The Imperial War Museum Collections Access is a unique national reference library on twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain and Commonwealth countries. The collection includes unit histories, technical manuals, biographies, autobiographies, and publications on the military, economic, social and cultural aspects of war.

Holdings include newspapers, trench journals, propaganda leaflets, prisoner of war material, and pamphlets such as those issued by the War Office and the Ministry of Information, alongside significant holdings of grey literature, maps, and ephemera. Among the very rare and unique holdings are a collection of 789 First World War German Unit Histories (in German), and a collection of over 2000 Luftwaffe Target Folders.

These collections have been added as part of the Challenge Fund.

Bradford Special Collections data added

We have now loaded records for the University of Bradford’s Special Collections. This is in addition to the records already on Copac for Bradford’s Russian and Eastern European Studies (REES) holdings.

Named collections include the Mitrinović Library, the J B Priestley and Jaquetta Hawkins Collections, and the Commonweal Collection. Subject strengths include peace studies; Latin American history and politics; archaeology; history of Bradford and Yorkshire; religion; and the history of science, technology, and medicine. These collections have been added as part of the Challenge Fund.

Digital image of Stari Most copyright the University of Bradford.

Forthcoming Challenge Fund libraries

The work of the Challenge Fund has been continuing apace. 18 libraries have been added so far, and four more will be added over the coming months:

For more information, see the forthcoming libraries page at http://copac.ac.uk/libraries/forthcoming/

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow catalogue loaded

The library of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow holds a significant collection of books, journals and pamphlets that span several centuries, from historical to modern items. As the only royal medical college for physicians, surgeons and dentists in the United Kingdom, a wide range of subjects is covered, including anatomy, surgery, medicine, botany, dentistry, and the diseases of the eye. The library has also built up, over many years, a good collection of resources relating to Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

The catalogue has been added as part of the Copac Challenge Fund.

French Institute catalogue loaded

The multimedia library of the Institut français (French Institute) offers wide and varied documentation on France, and especially the works of French and French-speaking authors. With over 60,000 documents it holds one of the largest free-access collections of French material in the UK. From French language and civilization to culture and human sciences, every field of knowledge is covered in various media.

Among the assets of the library are:

  • Contemporary French literature and all aspects of contemporary France
  • A film collection of over 3,500 DVDs (feature and documentary films)
  • A 5,000 strong CD section (music, talking-books)
  • A collection of over 2,000 comic books
  • Physical and on-line access to a large newspaper and magazine collection
  • An Easy French and learning tools section

The Institut français (French Institute) opened in 1910 and is now located in an early 20th century Art Deco style building, also home of the newly-refurbished Ciné-Lumière and a Language Centre. Access to the Library is free and open to all.

The catalogue has been added as part of the work of the Copac Challenge Fund.

Royal College of Surgeons of England catalogue loaded

The library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England holds a collection of national significance. Focussing on surgical and medically related literature, the collection contains materials from the late fifteenth century onwards, including many unique historical materials in a variety of formats. Holdings include tracts and pamphlets, and many paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs, as well as extensive monograph and journal collections. The contemporary collections focus on surgery, dentistry, anatomy, physiology and pathology. The library also holds “an extensive collection of books, tracts and journals concerning the history of surgery, dentistry and medicine.”

The catalogue is being added as part of the Copac Challenge Fund.

Chetham’s Library catalogue loaded

Chetham’s Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. It holds more than 100,000 volumes of printed books, of which 60,000 were published before 1851. These include rich collections of sixteenth and seventeenth-century printed works, periodicals, broadsides and other ephemera, with strong collections in theology, history, law, medicine, and science.

The Library defines its core collection as those works which were acquired from the 1650s up to 1851, but has actually acquired a lot of material since then, including the collection of John Byrom, shorthand writer and linguist; 3,100 broadsides and single-sheet publications; a collection of early maps; a variety of Scrapbooks containing rare ephemera; a significant collection of shorthand material; and c. 7,000 tracts and pamphlets of various dates.

The catalogue has been added as part of the Copac Challenge Fund.

Society of Antiquaries of London catalogue loaded.

The Society’s Library is the major archaeological research library in the UK. The Library’s present holdings number more than 100,000 books and around 800 currently received periodical titles.

It holds British county histories, a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century books on the antiquities of Britain and other countries, and a wide-ranging collection of periodical titles (British and foreign) with runs dating back to the early to mid-nineteenth century.

A wide range of subjects is covered. The focus is on:
• British and European archaeology
• British record publications
• Architectural history
• Decorative arts
• Numismatics, heraldry and genealogy.

The catalogue has been added as part of the Copac Challenge Fund.

York Minster Library Loaded

Image of York MinsterYork Minster Library is the largest cathedral library in the UK. It holds over 130,000 books with collections covering topics such as Theology, Art History, Stained Glass, History, Literature and Religious texts.

At the Minster, this collection is housed on the ground floor of the 13th century Archbishops’ Chapel and is openly available to the public and can be checked out by registered users.

The catalogue has been added as part of the Copac Challenge Fund.