Joining Tracks: enhancing academic access to the National Railway Museum Library

The National Railway Museum is one of the leading museums of transport and mobility in the world. Through its Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, managed and funded jointly with the University of York, it has in the last 10 years developed an international reputation for the academic study of the history of railways in the United Kingdom and overseas. In order to maximise the academic use of the NRM's collections, this project aims:

To create a database of the National Railway Museum's unique library materials that will be accessible to the UK academic community and overseas scholars, both within the library and remotely via the internet.

To provide the electronic infrastructure required to facilitate the integration of research across the NRM's library and object collections.

To enhance procedures for cataloguing newly accessioned material so that they meet the highest relevant professional standards.

Principal investigator
Professor Colin Divall; Karen Baker
Principal project staff
Professor Colin Divall
Start date
Monday, April 1, 2002
Completion date
Saturday, October 1, 2005
Source material
Some of the bibliographic records are derived from the Library of Congress catalog and the University of York Library catalogue, but most have been created during the project.