Copac available over Christmas but with no Helpdesk

Copac will be available as usual over the Christmas holiday, but there will be no Helpdesk support from 22nd December to the 1st January inclusive.

Any enquiries to the Copac Helpdesk will be responded to as soon as possible when we’re back on the 2nd January.

Seasons Greetings from the Copac team.

Photo of Kinder in the Peak District by Ashley Sanders:
http://homepage.mac.com/ashley_sanders/

Book cover images in Copac

Copac can now show book cover images for some records held in the Copac database.

[Screenshot of brief display showing book covers.]
Cover images are generally only available for relatively recently published materials that also have an ISBN. Because of the wide range of works referenced by Copac this means that we will only be able to display images for a minority of our records. Still, we hope you like them and that you find this feature useful.
The cover images are supplied under an agreement with Nielsen BookData which has been funded by CURL.

Copac and the Archives Hub ‘Collections of the Month’

We’ve been working with our colleagues at Archives Hub to add links to Copac records to their popular ‘Collections of the Month’ feature. The Archives Hub provides a gateway to descriptions of archives in UK universities and colleges.

‘Collections of the Month’ highlights the wealth of archives available on the Hub by theme either with a focus on a particular collection or subject. In the past few years they’ve covered subjects from Nobel prizes to dogs!

This month’s focus is the Rathbones of Liverpool, a family of non-conformist merchants and shipowners, whose sense of high social conciousness led to a fine tradition of philanthropy and public service. It includes links to relevant records on Copac – have a look!

By adding links to Copac records to the articles we hope to help researchers find a wider range of materials and also introduce new users to Copac.