Tuesday, 16 March 2010
I read that the library holdings of the NRM are now accessible through COPAC. This is a big step forward and certain of my own books surface (though not all Tempus books of mine that the museum should have, I am sure I have seen From Tilbury to Tyneside there?). It is evident that the COPAC linkage will only include the straightforward material. 20,000 books are mentioned, our own collection parted with more than 120,000 items. I can think of light years of cataloguing still to do (not just with the Forsythe Collection by any means) before all of what could be classed a library material within the NRM collections appears through COPAC. A thorough reading of the blog here will offer a few leads.