Library Update

Database update files are sent to the Copac team by the main contributing libraries on a regular basis. The update files contain records for new materials, as well as changes to existing records and the deletion of records for items which have been withdrawn from the library.

The frequency with which libraries send us their updates can vary depending on the size of the library and level of cataloguing activity. Updates are not currently supplied for some libraries where we only have records for their special collections. The Cathedral Libraries catalogue is a historic catalogue, it is not updated and may not reflect the current collection in those libraries.

Where a library is in the process of changing its library system they may stop sending updates for a while until they are able to supply a new copy of their catalogue.

The table below shows the most recent date on which we began processing an update from each contributor. Processing of deleted records and amended records is carried out overnight. New records are added over the weekend and become available on the Monday following their arrival. So, depending on when an update arrives, it can take about a week for all the record changes in the update to be reflected on Copac. When we are loading a large new catalogue, or reloading a very large catalogue, this can cause an update backlog and it may take longer for all the changes in the updates to be reflected on Copac.

Date last update supplied by each contributing library
Aberdeen University 21-Apr-2017
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales 14-Aug-2013
Birmingham University 20-Oct-2016
Bishopsgate Library 22-Dec-2016
Bradford (REES & Special Collections) 5-Apr-2017
Bristol University 6-Apr-2017
British Library 24-Apr-2017
British Library 10-Apr-2017
British Museum 8-Apr-2017
British School at Athens 3-Feb-2017
British School at Rome 20-Sep-2013
Brunel University London (Special Collections) 9-Mar-2015
Cambridge (Special collections) 20-Apr-2017
Cambridge University 23-Dec-2016
Cardiff University 20-Dec-2015
Cathedral Libraries (Heritage Catalogue) Static Catalogue
Chetham's Library 21-Oct-2015
City of London, Guildhall Library 22-Dec-2016
Courtauld Institute of Art 5-Apr-2017
Cranfield University 1-Nov-2016
Durham University 11-Dec-2015
Edinburgh University 24-Apr-2017
Essex University 17-Mar-2017
Exeter University 20-Jun-2015
French Institute 6-Jan-2017
Glasgow University 24-Apr-2017
Henry Moore Institute 18-Sep-2016
Historical Texts 19-May-2016
Horniman Library 12-Apr-2017
Humanist Library and Archives 11-Nov-2013
Imperial College 24-Apr-2017
Imperial War Museum 19-Jul-2013
Institution of Civil Engineers 9-Mar-2017
Institution of Mechanical Engineers 6-Jan-2017
King's College London 9-Dec-2015
Lambeth Palace 6-Apr-2017
Leeds University 13-Apr-2017
Leicester 5-Apr-2017
Leighton Library Static Catalogue
Liverpool University 8-Nov-2016
London Library 7-Apr-2017
London School of Economics 24-Apr-2017
Manchester University 13-Apr-2017
Mathematical Association 18-Mar-2017
Middle Temple Library 27-Jul-2013
National Aerospace Library 2-Aug-2016
National Coal Mining Museum for England 15-Dec-2016
National Library of Scotland 21-Apr-2017
National Library of Wales 3-Jan-2017
National Maritime Museum 2-Apr-2015
National Portrait Gallery 6-Mar-2014
National Trust 19-Jan-2017
Natural History Museum 5-Apr-2017
Newcastle University 29-Jul-2015
Nottingham University 5-Apr-2017
Oxford University 24-Apr-2017
Paul Mellon Centre 5-Apr-2017
Queen Mary, University of London 20-Apr-2017
Queen's University Belfast 23-Nov-2015
Reading University 25-Jan-2017
Register of Preservation Surrogates 23-Nov-2016
Royal Academy of Arts 21-Jun-2014
Royal Academy of Music 21-Apr-2017
Royal Asiatic Society 28-Jan-2017
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 10-Feb-2017
Royal College of Music 22-Jul-2015
Royal College of Nursing 1-Sep-2016
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 27-Jul-2014
Royal College of Physicians of London 7-Apr-2017
Royal College of Psychiatrists 12-Jul-2015
Royal College of Surgeons 27-Feb-2017
Royal Holloway, University of London 24-Apr-2017
Royal Society 11-Mar-2014
SOAS 12-Apr-2017
Science Museum Library 15-Apr-2017
Scott Polar Research Institute (REES Collection) Static Catalogue
Scottish Ornithologists' Club 24-Sep-2015
Sheffield University 24-Apr-2017
Society of Antiquaries of London 23-Dec-2016
Society of Friends 5-Apr-2017
Southampton University 24-Apr-2017
St Andrews University 13-Apr-2017
St. Georges Chapel Static Catalogue
Sussex University 24-Apr-2017
Tate Library (Tate Britain) 6-Apr-2017
The National Archives Library 20-Apr-2017
Trinity College Dublin 24-Apr-2017
UCL Institute of Education, University of London 8-Jul-2015
University College London 22-Dec-2016
University of London 11-Apr-2017
University of Wales, Trinity Saint David 28-Jul-2013
V&A Libraries 22-Dec-2016
Warwick University 6-Apr-2017
Wellcome Library 15-Feb-2017
Wiener Library 2-Mar-2016
York University 24-Apr-2017
Zoological Society of London 6-Dec-2016