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records for new materials, as well as changes to existing records and the deletion of records for items which have been withdrawn from the library.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 9-Nov-2018 weekly
Aga Khan Library, London 15-Aug-2017 yearly
Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales 14-Aug-2013 indeterminate
Bangor University 9-Nov-2018 weekly
Birkbeck, University of London 6-Feb-2018 yearly
Birmingham University 20-Oct-2016 yearly
Bishopsgate Library 16-Jun-2017 indeterminate
Bradford (REES & Special Collections) 12-May-2018 currently indeterminate
Bristol University 2-Nov-2018 monthly
British Library 12-Nov-2018 weekly
British Library 12-Nov-2018 weekly
British Museum 8-Nov-2018 twice monthly
British School at Athens 3-Feb-2017 indeterminate
British School at Rome 24-Sep-2018 bimonthly
Brunel University London 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Cambridge (Special collections) 20-Dec-2017 currently indeterminate
Cambridge University 15-Dec-2016 currently indeterminate
Cardiff Metropolitan University 1-Sep-2018 quarterly
Cardiff University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Cathedral Libraries (Heritage Catalogue) static catalogue
Chetham's Library 21-Oct-2015 indeterminate
City of London, Guildhall Library 2-Dec-2015 currently indeterminate
Courtauld Institute of Art 3-Nov-2018 monthly
Cranfield University 18-Oct-2018 monthly
Durham University 8-Nov-2018 weekly
Edinburgh University 30-May-2017 currently indeterminate
Essex University 17-Mar-2017 twice yearly
Exeter University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
French Institute 6-Jan-2017 indeterminate
Glasgow University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Henry Moore Institute 4-Oct-2017 twice yearly
Historic England 15-Aug-2018 quarterly
Historical Texts 19-May-2016 indeterminate
Horniman Library 12-Apr-2017 indeterminate
Humanist Library and Archives 11-Nov-2013 indeterminate
Imperial College 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Imperial War Museum 19-Jul-2013 indeterminate
Institution of Civil Engineers 8-Nov-2017 twice yearly
Institution of Mechanical Engineers 27-Oct-2018 monthly
King's College London 17-Mar-2018 currently indeterminate
Lambeth Palace 8-Nov-2018 monthly
Leadhills Miners' Library 11-Oct-2018 quarterly
Leeds University 14-Nov-2018 weekly
Leicester 3-Nov-2018 monthly
Leighton Library static catalogue
Liverpool University 24-Sep-2018 bimonthly
London Library 8-Nov-2018 monthly
London Metropolitan University 3-Nov-2018 monthly
London School of Economics 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Manchester University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Mathematical Association 18-Mar-2017 currently indeterminate
Middle Temple Library static catalogue
National Aerospace Library 2-Aug-2016 yearly
National Coal Mining Museum for England 15-Nov-2017 yearly
National Gallery Library 2-Nov-2018 bimonthly
National Library of Scotland 28-Sep-2018 currently indeterminate
National Library of Wales 24-Jul-2018 currently indeterminate
National Maritime Museum 2-Apr-2015 indeterminate
National Museums Scotland 19-Oct-2018 quarterly
National Portrait Gallery 31-Jul-2017 indeterminate
National Trust 14-Sep-2017 twice yearly
Natural History Museum 3-Nov-2018 monthly
Newcastle University 7-Jul-2017 currently indeterminate
Northumbria University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Nottingham University 5-Nov-2018 monthly
Oxford University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Paul Mellon Centre 20-Sep-2018 quarterly
Queen Mary, University of London 17-Oct-2018 twice monthly
Queen's University Belfast 4-Oct-2018 monthly
Reading University 30-Oct-2018 monthly
Register of Preservation Surrogates 23-Nov-2016 yearly
Royal Academy of Arts 21-Jun-2014 indeterminate
Royal Academy of Music 7-Nov-2018 quarterly
Royal Asiatic Society 7-Nov-2017 currently indeterminate
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 7-Feb-2018 indeterminate
Royal College of Music 17-Oct-2018 monthly
Royal College of Nursing 7-Jan-2018 yearly
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 27-Jul-2014 indeterminate
Royal College of Physicians of London 14-Aug-2018 quarterly
Royal College of Psychiatrists 12-Jul-2015 indeterminate
Royal College of Surgeons 13-Jun-2018 currently indeterminate
Royal Holloway, University of London 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Royal Society 11-Mar-2014 indeterminate
SOAS 13-Nov-2018 monthly
Science Museum Library 26-Sep-2018 bimonthly
Scott Polar Research Institute (REES Collection) static catalogue
Scottish Ornithologists' Club 24-Sep-2015 indeterminate
Sheffield Hallam University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Sheffield University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Society of Antiquaries of London 7-Apr-2016 twice yearly
Society of Friends 6-Oct-2017 currently indeterminate
Southampton University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
St Andrews University 5-Nov-2018 monthly
St. Georges Chapel static catalogue
Sussex University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Tate Library (Tate Britain) 8-Oct-2018 monthly
The National Archives Library 17-Oct-2018 monthly
Trinity College Dublin 9-Aug-2018 quarterly
UCL Institute of Education, University of London 28-Oct-2017 twice yearly
University College London 19-May-2018 currently indeterminate
University of London 5-Oct-2018 quarterly
University of Wales Trinity Saint David 12-Sep-2018 bimonthly
V&A Libraries 7-Feb-2014 indeterminate
Warwick University 3-Oct-2018 monthly
Wellcome Library 25-Aug-2018 quarterly
Wiener Library 2-Mar-2016 yearly
York University 13-Nov-2018 weekly
Zoological Society of London 9-Mar-2018 twice yearly