SUNCAT Blog

SUNCAT is the Serials Union CATalogue for the UK research community.

SUNCAT is a free EDINA service enabling researchers, librarians and others to locate serials held in libraries throughout the UK. The catalogue contains information on both print and electronic serials, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, annual reports and other publications of a continuing nature.

SUNCAT currently contains serials' information from over 70 UK research libraries, including the British Library and the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales. New libraries continue to be added to the catalogue on a regular basis.

Monday, 31 March 2008

SUNCAT at UKSG

Some of the SUNCAT team are being allowed out again this month, this time to attend the UK Serials Group (UKSG) conference in Torquay (April 7-9). We are looking forward to attending the presentations and workshops as well as networking with our UK library colleagues. We have created a SUNCAT highlights report for UKSG and copies of this will be available on the EDINA stand, where you will also find us, in between sessions. Please come and talk to us (Nicola, Natasha or Zena) about SUNCAT, we will be happy to answer any queries you might have.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

SUNCAT Updated

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the catalogue in the past week. The dates displayed indicate when the files were received by SUNCAT.


  • CONSER (15 Mar 2008)

  • Glasgow University (12 Mar 2008)

  • Hull University (27 Feb 2008)

  • Kent University (01 Mar 2008)

  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (26 Feb 2008)

  • Napier University (06 Mar 2008)

  • Newcastle University (27 Feb 2008)

  • Royal Society of Medicine (12 Mar 2008)

  • St. Andrews University (13 Mar 2008)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

Monday, 17 March 2008

SUNCAT Updated

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the catalogue in the past week. The dates displayed indicate when the files were received by SUNCAT.


  • British Library (05 Mar 2008)

  • CONSER (01 Mar 2008)

  • Durham University (27 Feb 2008)

  • Exeter University (26 Feb 2008)

  • London Business School (03 Mar 2008)

  • National Library of Scotland (06 Mar 2008)

  • Warwick University (06 Mar 2008)

  • Zoological Society (03 Mar 2008)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

OpenURL linking

We have added a "Find a Copy" button to the full record display on SUNCAT. The button leads users to their local OpenURL resolver and hence to options for full text access depending on their entitlement or to alternatives such as Inter-Library loan services at their local institution.

The button will direct users with no registered OpenURL resolver to the general resolver, GetCopy. In order for your users to be directed to their local OpenURL resolver please ensure that it is registered with the OpenURL router.

Monday, 10 March 2008

SUNCAT updated

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the catalogue in the past week. The dates displayed indicate when the files were received by SUNCAT.

  • Cambridge University (04 Feb 2008)
  • Cardiff University (22 Feb 2008)
  • Glasgow University (14 Feb 2008)
  • Kent University (01 Feb 2008)
  • King's College London (19 Sept 2007)
  • Leeds University (20 Feb 2008)
  • Liverpool University (19 Feb 2008)
  • Natural History Museum (13 Feb 2008)
  • Royal Society (20 Feb 2008)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (08 Feb 2008)
  • Southampton University (24 Feb 2008)
  • University College London (12 Feb 2008)
  • Zoological Society (07 Dec 2007)
To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

Monday, 3 March 2008

SUNCAT updated

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the catalogue in the past week. The dates displayed indicate when the files were received by SUNCAT

  • British Library (01 Feb 2008)
  • Cardiff University (22 Jan 2008)
  • St. Andrews University (05 Feb 2008)
To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.