Directory highlight – Edinburgh University Library


Hannah Mateer, Collections Lifecycle Manager at University of Edinburgh Main Library has sent us an update on their OP collection.  Hahhah said:

The University of Edinburgh Library is working with the National Library of Scotland to create a unified, accessible collection of UK Parliamentary Papers within the city of Edinburgh, based at the National Library. Requests for UK Parliamentary Papers should be made to the National Library of Scotland.

The full entry can be viewed here.

Thanks for the update Hannah.


SWOP Directory – annual update

Hello all

Last call to check and update the SWOP Directory of Official Publications in Scotland before the AGM.

Many thanks to those who have already replied. Your entries are up-to-date and shiny!

Could everyone else please take a moment to look at the entry for your organisation and let me know if anything needs changed or amended? Bear in mind your entry might be in the ‘archived’ section at the bottom of the main list. It would be especially good to get those ones updated this year.

Thanks in advance, and best wishes


JA Condie (webmaster)

New Directory entry: Leisure and Culture Dundee Central Library

Carol Howarth at the Reference & Information Centre of Dundee Central Library has recently updated us with details of their OP collection:

  • Public General Acts and Measures
  • Acts of the Scottish Parliament
  • Miscellaneous Government Reports (historical)
  • Collection of EU publications
  • Census of Great Britain
  • Census of Scotland
  • Historic Scotland publications
  • Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland publications
  • Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society

lacd_logoYou can see their full entry here.

Thanks for the update Carol!

New Directory entry: Marine Scotland Science

I’d like to welcome another organisation to the SWOP Directory, Marine Scotland Science.
Library and Information Manager, Helen McGregor describes her collection as follows:

Copies of Marine Scotland Science publications, and copies of Fisheries Research Services and Fishery Board for Scotland publications (previous names of Marine Scotland Science). These include sea fisheries statistics, Marine Research, Fishery Bulletin and annual reports of the Fishery Board of Scotland.

It also includes copies of all reports published by the Marine or Freshwater Fisheries Laboratories.

Publications from other bodies are collected where there is relevance to MSS’s work. The collection is held at the Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen, with publications relating to freshwater held at the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory near Pitlochry

0107073Welcome to the SWOP Directory!

New Directory entry: Supreme Courts Library

I’d like to draw your attention to a new entry in the SWOP Directory as well as a (sort of) new SWOP member.

Particular strengths of the Supreme Courts Library are:

Historic collection of official publications and reports relating to the Scottish civil and criminal justice system

If you don’t know her already, Supreme Courts Librarian Jennifer Findlay will be attending our up-coming AGM, so you can meet her then.

logoWelcome to SWOP Jenny and the Supreme Courts Library!