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  1. Download PDFs

    After many years of inaction will we ever see a resolution of the poor image quality of downloaded PDFs? As a subscriber to both the BNA and the INA (Irish Newspaper Archive) I cannot understand how the INA
    are able to offer high-quality downloads while the BNA refuse this option.
    Could you at least explain to your subscribers why this is so.

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  2. Please improve the quality of downloads

    Reading the pages on the website is fine, but most of the last 20 or so pdfs I have downloaded have been unreadable. I have to go back to the web version and copy out by typing or dictating to get the text. Please can you improve the quality of the pdfs?

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  3. Make the search facility easier to use. Add more newspapers from the SE

    I have watched your video regarding name searches and it is utterly useless. Whenever I type in a name with the surname Sheffield (between quotation marks), I still get lumbered with articles about the sodding city called Sheffield. Why is this? PLease do something to stop it happening.It's driving me mad. What a way to run a website.

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  5. Include URL and attribution/reference automatically when downloading

    I'm surprised you don't automatically include a reference when articles are downloaded like other newspaper sites do. This is especially important when you don't have a clipping option because a huge page of tiny type with no clue why it's been downloaded is not very useful.
    Here's an example of what should be included (not a real citation):
    Dundee Courier (Dundee, Angus) - 3 Jun 1887, Fri, Page 4, downloaded on 13 Jul 2021, British Newspaper Archive,
    https://sampleurl.co.uk/sndhcbfi356940

    See attached for a real citation from Newspapers.com

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  6. Include notes on how to reference articles and what url or doi to use

    I can't find anything on the site to help me work out how to reference a newspaper article in my list of database/published references, and what url/doi to use. So it would be really helpful to see some examples. I'm currently writing for a journal that uses the Chicago style, but Harvard style is also common.

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  7. Turn your Android devices into Kiosk

    By using the Android kiosk mode ( https://scalefusion.com/android-kiosk-mode ) solution you can easily turn your device into the kiosk and use it for business purpose. It really improves productivity in the organization and reduces data cost.

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  9. DATE RANGE

    Use a search facility for date range like Excel spread sheet. Dates between A or B , or before or after a date

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  10. 'Liverpool Daily Post' 1919 issues

    Coverage is indicated as 1910-1919 in date-range menu, but I can only see up to end of 1918.
    Many thanks!

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  12. I would like to read the Glasgow Herald for 1950-1951 as I am researching the Hebridean Revival which took place in those years

    I would like to read the Glasgow Herald for 1950-1951 as I am researching the Hebridean Revival which took place in those years. Can you kindly help?

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  13. Improve the service!!

    Well - I've just signed back in after taking out a PAYG subscription for 40 pages on26 Feb 2021. At that time I could see a page of interest and then use my credits to download, if of interest. Today when I signed in my credits were gone and I could not read a page of interest so when searching on the name of a ship, the "Matin" I got coltnHas iron I’xßieaUts ,l,en. xnd oltm reetfna 1», Mr IVwxr. Mua»|[c'. Crufibi-ed. OrreuLu.o tONTRACTORS Wanted, tact x-Ur the Matin Join-r. ' y sod flstter Work. S-. the nof ftc.utb Hank,…

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  14. Re-scan page 34 of Daily Mirror , Tuesdau 16 August 1994.

    Recan this page as existing scan is corrupted and not legible.

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  15. Merge/Consolidate Similar Improvement Ideas

    There are multiple of the same ideas, so it's difficult to determine which one to vote for

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  16. Blocks of missing test on a page

    I have come across missing data (Liverpool Echo 23 Dec 1963) where there are large parts of the Births Marriages and Deaths which have not been scanned/uploaded. If you had a link to report missing data, this would help you to identify if more work was needed.

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  17. Wrong Date

    How do I notify BNA when I found a scan which is indexed with the wrong date? I came across one which is indexed as 2 June 1970 when the actual scan is of the same paper but 2 June 1969.

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  18. Create higher resolution PDF's

    The PDF's are unreadable once downloaded. What's the use of having a download button if they can't be read? I can't be that hard to create a medium resolution version of a newspaper. Request was already done in 2015.

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  19. Create higher resolution PDF's

    The PDF's are unreadable once downloaded. What's the use of having a download button if they can't be read? I can't be that hard to create a medium resolution version of a newspaper. Request was already done in 2015.

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  20. Create higher resolution PDF's

    The PDF's are unreadable once downloaded. What's the use of having a download button if they can't be read? I can't be that hard to create a medium resolution version of a newspaper. Request was already done in 2015.

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