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  1. Data Mining: Big Data’s Increasing Challenge and Payoff (2012)

    Subject
    Information technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 20 minutes), £49.00 (DVD), £20.00 (1 Year Digital Licence), £49.00 (3 Year Digital Licence)

    Although the process of data mining is not new, it has become a more significant part of ICT infrastructure in recent times. This film explores the nature of data mining as well as some of the key uses. It...

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  2. Hard Rock Mechanised Mining. Part 3: Iron and Zinc (195 Film)

    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Demonstrates the application of modern mining equipment in the extraction of iron and zinc.

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  3. Mining accidents and industry future (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Sir Derek Ezra, Coal Board Chairman, on the recent mining accidents, claiming the health and safety of UK mines is of the best in the world and the future for the industry is bright despite likely high wage...

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  4. Mining for Nickel (1956 Film)

    Subject
    Engineering; Technology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Shows the methods of locating and defining an ore body and gives an indication of the vast extent and intricacy of the work needed to develop a modern mine and extract the ore. Discusses five methods of...

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  5. Compressed air in mining (1977)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Report on a breakthrough in coal mining using compressed air; Tom Peters, North Derbyshire Chief Engineer explains the system. Reporter not identified.

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  6. Coming Home to Banaba (1998 Video)

    Producer
    Jeremy Cooper
    Subject
    Geography; Sociology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    People who used to live on the tiny Pacific island of Banaba return to see the devastation wrought by 80 years of phosphate mining. Once a British colony, Banaba was a source of the phosphate that fertilised...

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  7. Mining tragedy (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Sir Derk Ezra, Chairman of the National Coal Board, talks about the recent mining accident [at Golborne Colliery, Lancashire] in which a build-up of methane gas was exposed to a spark, causing an explosion....

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  8. Mining tragedy (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Energy Secretary Tony Benn on where he was and his actions following the news of the [Golborne Colliery, Lancashire] pit explosion, and the repercussions of the unfortunate events.

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  9. Old Glengowla Lead Mine (1997 Video)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Engineering
    Distribution
    out of Distribution, Videocassette. VHS. col. 15 min.

    The Old Glengowla lead mine in County Galway, Ireland, operated from 1851 to 1865. Today, an underground trip down to water level shows old equipment and and a variety of minerals, and on the surface can be...

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  10. Orkney protesters fight uranium mining (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Edwin Eunson, leader of a delegation protesting against uranium mining on the Orkney Islands. Eunson discusses the reasons for the protests. Male interviewer not identified.

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