17 March 2008 – New research resources in Copac 01/01/70 12:00:00

The catalogues of the Natural History Museum and the Royal Academy of Music have been loaded onto Copac, the free access national, academic and special library catalogue: http://copac.ac.uk/.
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. The catalogue included on Copac contains monographs and serials acquired since 1989 and approximately 80% of earlier items.
The Royal Academy of Music 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.
These catalogues have been added to Copac as part of the Challenge Fund project supported by CURL, the BL and the RIN.
For information on the purpose of the Challenge Fund, contact Mike Mertens, CURL’s Data Services Manager.
For more information about the Copac service in general, contact the Copac helpdesk: copac@mimas.ac.uk

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