Recent Newspaper Issues
I really am surprised to see some relatively recent newspaper issues being digitised eg 1990s. Surely the idea is to preserve for access older issues of a range of newspapers and that the digitisation of these more recent editions could be postponed. I for one would love to see the Malton Messenger or Malton Gazette digitised and added to the BNA (but there is a separate thread for this!)
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Is this the British Newspaper archive? It seems to be focusing very much on the modern newspapers of a foreign country i.e. Eire. This is certainly their prerogative but I for one have no interest in this particular avenue and am thinking whether it is worth continuing with my subscription.
My principle interests are in Berkshire Norfolk Suffolk and the WW1 period
Here I am, still waiting for promised materiel to appear after several years, whilst now the BNA releases scans from 2009! What is going on? Get on with digitising older newspapers, concentrate on the missing editions that we were promised, and give up with the stupid idea of wasting our time, and money, on recent stuff.