Monday, February 01, 2010
National Trust libraries loaded on Copac (UK)
Copac has announced that the libraries of the National Trust are now live. This is the first time that the National Trust's catalogue has been available to search online. The National Trust owns 140 historic libraries, containing around 230,000 titles, generally preserved in the places where they were originally assembled and read. Many are country house libraries, some collected by wealthy bibliophiles, others containing more practical everyday books, including rare provincial printing. Other collections reflect the interests of middle-class readers; some were assembled by literary figures, such as Kipling and Shaw.