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RAS Library launches new online catalogue of books and journals

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 November 2012 15:35
Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:40

The RAS Library has implemented an enhanced catalogue of its printed collections, which replaces the previous online catalogue.

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The new catalogue enables users to find the library's resources more efficiently, with improved keyword and subject searching, clearer information on journal holdings and an attractive user-friendly interface. It also has the capacity to allow fully automated book lending for Fellows, and will provide a suitable platform for the electronic cataloguing of the Library's internationally significant collection of books printed before 1800. Other benefits include:

  • Recent acquisitions are now immediately searchable, and included in a 'what's new' section on the catalogue home page.
  • A regularly updated Library news section - keep up to date with currently available duplicate titles being offered to Fellows.
  • The inclusion of records of freely available online journals and other relevant resources.
  • A choice of using either a simple search or a guided search option, and the ability to email or download results.

If you would like to comment on the new catalogue, or would like any assistance in using it, please contact the Librarian. To view the catalogue, follow the links to 'Books and Journals' in the Library section of the website, or use this direct link.

Example query using the new catalogue (click to enlarge)Example query using the new catalogue (click to enlarge)