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  1. Search ability

    posted on f/b " by joining The National Library of Australia, we can access through reciprocal rights - to the British Library Newspaper site for free. " Q is that BNA? My response " I wondered that too so looked Judy's Mr J Benstead post up on bna - no results. Just in case went to home page and looked up Cambridge Independent Press - result over 1m entries - whittled down to exact date, just 5 entries and searched each article text - that was how I found it" No sure why this happened but perhaps you can find…

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  2. Search again by document number.

    I have previously downloaded pages to review later but there wa an error and I was unable to view. I have the number e.g. bl0000438189101220610003 but it seems I cannot search with that

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  3. Apostrophe

    The name I search ends with an 's' but your search engine changes it to apostrophe s. This bring up thousands and thousands of irrelevant searches. Why is it changing what I type in?

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  4. Improve ordering of search results by date

    The ordering of search results by date seems very erratic. Each page of results seems to be in date order, but sometimes pages seem to be out of sequence, so that (if asking for 'Dates (earliest)' results) the results on page 5, say, are in fact from earlier sources than those on page 4. This makes it difficult to know that one has seen all the results up to a given date if conducting a search over several sessions.

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  5. Locate position in transcription by clicking the image

    When I open a page that has an article in which my search terms are found, I can click in the left hand transcription and jump to that location in the image.

    In the image, I can the words that I searched for highlighted in blue boxes.

    BUT I cannot click on those highlighted words and have the transcription jump to that line.

    Why not? The images can be enormous, with many tens of lines. It seems completely sensible and exceedingly useful. Scrolling down that left column is soul destroying.

    If you want me to bother to update the errors,…

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  6. Year: Local paper:Front page headlines

    Please make search engine to find "front page Headlines" yet they won't find a page of Eastbourne Herald or Eastbourne Gazette front page of headlines as I remember one headlined "Deaf and Dumb man stabs in club somewhere in 1970's

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  7. Show new registers how to use their 3 page free trial

    I've just registered and for the life of me I cannot see how to access my free pages so I can decide if I'll subscribe.

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  9. No easy access to the paper

    You have no easy access to finding local papers in my search area , so frustrating. Don't I'll subscribe

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  10. Download saved group as .csv

    Emulate TNA Discovery! Allow saved searches to be downloaded as .csv or similar to enable users to organise their data and gain much more from it. TNA downloads lots of fields - BNA would only need about 5 to be amazingly useful.

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  11. Make the town of Largs searchable

    Cannot search Largs without returning “large”
    Useless

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  12. When I am correcting the OCR attempt, is there a way of changing the point at which an article starts and stops please?

    Reason for asking - I have hit instances where the top of one article has been subsumed into the bottom of an unrelated article, while the second half of the same article has been allocated to the start of a third article.

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  13. Moving the window "Article text, suitable for copy and paste"

    How do I move the window above out of the way of the image behind it? I want to move it onto a second screen and enlarge it, to make it easier to edit the text. It only seems to slide up and down, and can't be dragged left or right.

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  14. A search which allows you to search for nearby terms in the same text.

    Search for a word within a range of (however many) word(s) from the following word.
    You decide the maximum distance between each search term.

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  15. WHEN I GO TO SAVE AN ITEM UNDER AN OLD FILE NAME ,I HAVE TO GO BACK TO MY SAVED LIST AND SEARCH FOR IT AS THESE ARE NOT IN ALPHETIC ORDER

    HAVE SAVED SEARCHES IN ALPHABETIC ORDER ALSO WHEN YOU RECOVER AN OLD FILE THE ITEM/NAME IS NOT HIGHLIGHTED YOU THEN HAVE TO SEARCH WHOLE HIGHLIGHTED AREA TO FIND IT

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  16. Newcastle Guardian and Silverdale, Chesterton and Audley Chronicle

    This may be easier for people to find if you put it under Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire rather than Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Northumberland. Obviously no-one at BNA realised there is more than one Newcastle in England

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  17. Allow users to search by title from main search box

    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 useful

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  18. Yesterday's Additions

    additions yesterday

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