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This conference paper was originally published as Aziz, N, Caladine, R, Wilbers, W and Tome, L, Technology Knowledge Base for Coal Mining: Websites at the University of Wollongong, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 2008: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2008, 270-276.


A new web portal “Coal Mine Science and Technology” has been established at the University of Wollongong to provide common access to a series of websites operating from its Information Technology servers. The portal links to three active websites and one that is in the process of development. The currently active websites are: Longwall Mining, Coal Mine Outbursts, and Bord and Pillar Mining websites. The fourth website on Heading Development is currently being prepared. All the active websites are designed with a common format and layout but differ in colour scheme. ACARP has funded the Coal Mine outbursts, and Heading Development websites while the other websites are partly funded by the University of Wollongong (UOW) and partly by the industry. The focus of the websites content has a technical orientation and provides the latest information and technology transfer aimed at the mining industry specifically for Australia and generally world wide. The content of all the websites has a predominantly Australian focus.