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SAMS Library

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Inter Library Loans

British Library-

If the publication you are after is not held by the SAMS Library, it is possible to order a loan/copy of it from the British Library – usually, a book means a 4 week loan (cost around £16+) and a journal article a paper copy (cost around £10+) which can be retained by the requester (without rights to distribute).

SAMS has an account with British Library On Demand service. BL on Demand » Home. Please ask SAMS Library for a quote as prices are lower for account holders.

Encrypted download delivery is now the norm for journal article delivery, you will need Adobe Digital Editions software to open the document. To install on a SAMS computer you will need to speak to IT. Requests for copyright fee-free photocopies will require the requester's agreement to the terms and conditions of the copyright declaration. The photocopy must not be passed to anyone else, re-copied, or kept on file for use by others. If you cannot agree to the copyright declaration (e.g. because the photocopy will be used in connection with Commissioned Research or some form of financial gain to SAMS, or if you want a file copy for future use), you must pay the copyright fee charged by the journal in question. These fees vary from journal to journal, but most are in the range of £5.00-£30.00 per article. 

Please e-mail requests to SAMSLibrary@sams.ac.uk. All requests must include full details or the book or article requested,  the project code and operational group code to be charged. Please do not send requests until/unless you are absolutely sure the charges incurred will be approved by the budget holder. The library will raise the PO.  Under normal circumstances your request will be processed on the same day. The British Library normally takes about 5-6 days to supply a loan and 2-3 days to supply a copy of a journal article - often less than that, but there is no guarantee so it's a good guide time.  

UHI Inter Library Loan-

When using the library search you will see copies of books held at the UHI partner libraries. On the right is a 'place hold' button which you can use to order a book from another library as long as it is not held by SAMS as well. You can choose to have the book sent to SAMS. This service is free to the library user. If your 'hold' is declined please speak to the librarian who will investigate for you. Please do not use the 'hold' function for SAMS held items, SAMS does not use the 'holds' system. Staff from other partners can borrow SAMS items by raising a request with their home library.

UHI Institutional Repository-PURE

PURE acts as our Institutional Repository and Research Data Management System - it can capture, order and offer the opportunity to report on a host of research activity and data, we use it to prepare and submit our REF submission and to record all our research funding awards (and generating project/output records linked to the award).

Increasingly it is being used as a tool to create web profiles for staff and research networks, a place to showcase our research, and for management reporting across the university. In brief PURE can;

  • act as a repository for research outputs (publications, films, artwork, books, reports), activities, events, interactions.
  • aid capture of research impacts information (including the ability to save related case studies);
  • provide rich profile detail on research staff;
  • hold and display detail of equipment, vessels, facilities and services; 
  • collect and disply media coverage of research work
  • secure storage of research datasets, or creating a record pointing to large datasets on Arkivum
  • and the ability to make it all openly available to the public via the UHI Research Database.
  • we also record and report our research funding awards using Pure
  • managing our REF submission data and workflows

All data added to Pure is search engine discoverable, unless you choose to keep it private.

For full information about PURE please go to Pure (sharepoint.com). This is a UHI SharePoint page, you will need to log in with @uhi.ac.uk. SAMS staff may find using a separate UHI Mircosoft Edge profile, or a private browser session. You will find a link to request a user account and guides on how to use PURE to it's full extent.

The PURE administrator at SAMS is the librarian. Please feel free to ask for help if needed.

SAMS Publications and other resources

SAMS-SMBA Internal Reports - The librarian will issue a report number to reports produced by members of staff in connection with cruises, research, commissions etc where appropriate. The library holds records of reports going back to 1973. These are being added to PURE where not confidential. This is a useful way of recording research and making a report publicly available with or without a DOI. A full list of reports can be obtained from the library.

SAMS Annual Reports and Newsletters - The library holds copies of SAMS (SMBA, DML, Millport) Annual reports. The library also holds copies of print Ocean Explorer magazines and newsletters. These are now produced digitally only. Please ask the librarian if you wish to access any of these.

Charts- Admiralty charts are held in the chart cabinets in the ground floor library. They are filed by admiralty chart number and are not up to date for navigational purposes. The library can supply a list of charts if required. Please speak to the librarian if you want to borrow a chart.

Institute of Seaweed Research Reports- SAMS Library holds the former Institute of Seaweed Research annual reports, 1945-1968, and research reports 1-208. These are held in the locked section. Please apply to the librarian for access.

SAMS Historical Collection

SAMS Historical Collection is held in the locked section of the library. The collection includes volumes dating from the mid 1800s onward concerning many aspects of marine science. A list can be provided by the library on request.

Expedition reports;

Report of the Scientific Results of the Exploring Voyage of HMS Challenger, 1873-76 

NORWEGIAN NORTH ATLANTIC EXPEDITION, 1876 - 1878

CAMPAGNES SCIENTIFIQUES , 1894-1945 (IN 22 VOLUMES)

PLANKTON EXPEDITION    (IN 15 VOLUMES) 1892-1911

THE DANISH INGOLF – EXPEDITION 1899-1900      (IN 19 VOLUMES)

THE VALDIVIA EXPEDITION       ( IN 33 VOLUMES)

SIBOGA EXPEDITIONS, 1899-1900     (66 MONOGRAPHS)

THE ATOLL OF FUNAFUTI  ( IN 2 PARTS)

HARRIMAN ALASKA EXPEDITION, 1904-1905   (IN  5 VOLS)

NATIONAL ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1901 – 1904   (BR. MUSEUM FOR NATURAL HISTORY,  IN 6 VOLS)

DÉUXIEME EXPEDITION ANTARCTIQUE FRANÇAISE, 1908 – 1910     (IN 6 VOLS)

DANISH OCEANOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITION, 1908- 1910  (IN 11 VOLS)

ZOOLOGICAL BIOLOGICAL RESULTS F.I.S. “ENDEAVOUR”

REPORT ON THE SCIENTIFIC RESULTS – “MICHAEL SARS” NORTH ATLANTIC DEEP SEA EXPEDITION, 1910 –   4 VOLS.

BRITISH (TERRA NOVA) ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1910 - 1913

BRITISH ANTARCTIC “TERRA NOVA” – IN 8 VOLS.

BRITISH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY “TERRA NOVA”, VOLCANIC ROCKS, ROSS ARCHIPELAGO – CAMPBELL SMITH, 1954.

NORWEGIAN NORTH POLAR EXPEDITION WITH “THE MAUD”, 1918-1925

DANISH “DANA” EXPEDITION, 1910 – 1922

SCIENTIFIC RESULTS - CRUISE VII OF THE “CARNEGIE”

GREAT BARRIER REEF EXPEDITION, 1928- 1929

OCEANOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITIONS ROUND THE WORLD – DANA REPORTS, 1928 – 1930 IN 15 VOLS   

SNELLIUS EXPEDITION 1929-1930 IN 6 PARTS

REPORTS B.A.N.Z.A.R.E. IN 11 VOLUMES

THE JOHN MURRAY EXPEDITION, 1933 – 1934 IN 11 VOLUMES

DISCOVERY REPORTS, IN 37 VOLUMES

ATLANTIDE REPORTS, IN 14 VOLUMES (SCIENTIFIC RESULTS OF THE DANISH EXPEDITION TO THE COASTS OF TROPICAL WEST AFRICA, 1945 - 1946

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ZOOLOGY OF THE R.I.M.S. “INVESTIGATOR”, 1892-1897, IN 3 VOLUMES

THE FAUNA AND GEOGRAPHY OF THE MALDIVE AND LACCADIVE ARCHIPELAGOES (BEING THE ACCOUNT OF THE WORK CARRIED ON AND OF THE COLLECTIONS MADE BY AN EXPEDITION DURING THE YEARS 1899 AND 1900), IN 2 PARTS

RESULTATS SCIENTIFIQUES DE LA CAMPAGNE DU N.R.P. “FAIAL” DANS LES EAUX COTIÉRES DU PORTUGAL (GABINETE DE ESTUDIOS DES PESCAS), 1957

NAGA REPORT – SCIENTIFIC RESULTS OF MARINE INVESTIGATIONS OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND THE GULF OF THAILAND, 1959-1961, IN 3 VOLUMES

FAUNA ARCTICA, IN 7 VOLUMES

GALATHEA REPORT (SCIENTIFIC RESULTS OF THE DANISH DEEP-SEA EXPEDITION ROUND THE WORLD, 1950-52), 1N 17 VOLUMES

SCOTTISH NATIONAL ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1901 – 1905, IN 6 UNBOUND PARTS

ALSO:  S.N.A.E.-  SCIENTIFIC RESULTS OF THE “SCOTIA”, 1902-1904, IN 7 VOLUMES,  SCOTTISH OCEANOGRAPHICAL LABORATORY, EDINBURGH

SCIENTIFIC RESULTS OF THE “BRATEGG” EXPEDITION, 1947-1948, IN 5 UNBOUND PARTS

RESULTATS SCIENTIFIQUES DU VOYAGE AUX INDES ORIENTALES NEDERLANDAISES, IN 12 VOLUMES

REPORT OF THE SWEDISH DEEP-SEA EXPEDITION, 1947 – 1948, IN 13 VOLUMES

HYDROGRAPHICAL AND BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN NORWEGIAN FJORDS, 1905

DIE FAUNA SÜDWEST AUSTRALIENS, IN 5 VOLUMES

FURTHER BIOLOGICAL RESULTS OF THE SWEDISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1901-1903, IN 2 UNBOUND PARTS

WISSENSCHAFTLICHE ERGENBNISSE DER DEUTSCHEN ATLANTISCHEN EXPEDITION – METEOR, 1925-1927, IN 20 VOLUMES

501. THE STRATOSPHERE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN – WÜRST, G.

MEMOIRS OF THE HOURGLASS CRUISES, IN 3 BOUND VOLUMES, AND 16 UNBOUND PARTS

DEUTSCHE SÜDPOLAR-EXPEDITION, 1901 – 1903, IN 2 PARTS

FAUNA UND FLORA DES GOLFES VON NEAPEL, IN 40 PARTS, incomplete

BIOLOGICAL RESULTS OF THE CHATHAM ISLANDS 1954 EXPEDITION, IN 5 PARTS  (N.Z. DEPT. OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH)

CANARY ISLAND BIOLOGICAL EXPEDITION, 1965 (A SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION TO THE CANARY ISLAND OF LANZAROTE, ORGANISED BY THE HERIOT SUB-AQUA CLUB, EDINBURGH), 1 PART

FINAL REPORT CHELSEA COLLEGE AZORES EXPEDITION 1965.

REPORTS OF THE LUND UNIVERSITY CHILE EXPEDITION, 1948- 1949, IN 28 PARTS, INCOMPLETE