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The Coalfield Web Materials website is a Lottery funded
resource that aims to allow users the freedom to experience the
photographic, audio, and video items, currently housed in the South Wales
Coalfield Collection at University of Wales Swansea, without the need to
travel to the collection.
Because of time and monetary restrictions it has not been possible to
represent the complete collection online. However, the items that are
accessible represent the views of users of the collection to be the items
of most interest.
Users of the website can move through the collection in four different
ways from the site homepage.
- Requesting to view only those records that can be experienced
- Choosing the 'search' option
from the home page, entering search criteria and experiencing the
results that are returned. However, please be aware that not all
records include objects that can be experienced online.
- Clicking on the 'themes' option
from the home page and navigating through prepared routes designed to
highlight areas of particular interest in the collection.
- Choosing the 'Learning
Paths' option (designed with schools and education professionals
in mind). This option directs the user to an area designed by the
project's educationdedicated to a particular subject, the first being
the 'Spanish Civil War'. A topic
plan is provided in addition to a series of directed
questions and activities based on rich multimedia sources
contained within the South Wales Coalfield Collection. Materials are
also available in 'print friendly' format.
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