It would be much better if you could hover over an entry after a search and have a small preview pop up showing the context of the match to your search criteria. This would be highly effective in reducing the number of "red herring" matches that you often have to go through.53 votes
It would be VERY helpful if previously bookmarked
entries were flagged up in search results (tags are already shown).
At the moment there is no easy way of doing multiple overlapping searches and accumulating a "superset" of all the items you found, or telling if a new search has simply found an entry that a previous search had already found.44 votes
The OCR - warts and all! - enables pages to be found - but when the PDF is downloaded it is just an image with no underlying OCR layer. Can the OCR not be included in the PDF?23 votesOpen - Under review · AdminThe British Newspaper Archive (Head of Data Development, The British Newspaper Archive) responded
We’ll find out how hard this is to do
I would like 'Sort results by' to be 'sticky'. I nearly always select 'Date (earliest)' but have to keep resetting after it goes back to 'Relevance'
Why is this text entry box only postage stamp size?13 votes
3 votesOpen - Being developed · AdminThe British Newspaper Archive (Head of Data Development, The British Newspaper Archive) responded
We are just about to make a further speed improvement to the engine.
Like Genes Reunited's Hot Matches. I want to be told when you add something useful for me, so I don't have to try to find it myself.29 votesOpen - Under review · AdminThe British Newspaper Archive (Head of Data Development, The British Newspaper Archive) responded
We will take a look a the feasibility of this – it is quite an Engineering challenge but we already have some pilot projects underway that may help with this.
Sometimes I search for a newspaper title in the search box like Dundee Courier. You should automatically pick up on this and forward me to the Dundee Courier browsing area instead of showing me instances when the name appears in a newspaper. That would be more useful1 vote
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