Thursday, May 21, 2015

We are delighted to welcome the National Coal Mining Museum for England as a new SUNCAT contributing library. This addition brings the total number of contributing libraries to 101, plus the CONSER database, the ISSN register and the Directory of Open Access Journals.

The National Coal Mining Museum for England is located at Caphouse Colliery, on the western edge of the Yorkshire coalfield, where mining has been carried out for centuries. Visitors can go on an underground tour, explore its galleries and original colliery buildings, stroll around the nature trail and discover interactive displays and activities at Hope Pit and Hope Store, as well as many other activities.

The Library holds a wealth of information on all aspects of the coal mining industry in England, from the technical to the social. Topics include:

  • mining disasters
  • coal production statistics
  • individual mines
  • regeneration

Its collection also contains current mining journals and journals from the nineteenth century. Anyone can come and use the library for research or browsing.

The Museum has contributed just under 100 records to SUNCAT.

Full list of the 101 libraries contributing to SUNCAT

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