Website improvements

How can we improve The British Newspaper Archive?

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  1. 2 pages the same

    Check pages

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    • Viewer bug with touch screen and Chrome browser

      There is a fault with the BNA page viewer when running in Chrome (60.0.3112.101 64-bit ) in Windows 10 (1703 Creators Update) on a machine with a touch screen (Dell XPS 15-9560). Instead of the initial "Desktop view" with floating cross-bar navigator, the view immediately switches into the full-screen view, but with the "Back" "Desktop View" "Full page view" "Zoom in" and "Zoom out" buttons instead of the full floating crossbar navigator. It is possible to zoom in with the zoom button, or by double-tapping on the touch screen, but the image cannot be panned using the mouse, only the…

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      • Paper, Browsing and Correction

        1. Oldham Newspapers.
        2. Make it easier to browse a paper. I want to be able to flick through the pages or issues.
        3. Make it easier to correct text. This will then help everyone find what they are looking for. At the moment there is a huge amount of information that can't be found because the text is messed up.

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        • Serious bugs in Chrome browser

          There are some serious issues with the site in the Chrome browser. Viewed with Firefox, I don't have problems. But in Chrome, there are several huge issues. For example in the full-page view I can zoom in and out but I cannot pan around; click and drag with mouse doesn't work (although strangely dragging on a touch screen does). An even bigger issue in Chrome is when a window (such as the bookmark-this-item window) or dialogue box opens on top of the newspaper viewing pane in Desktop View, I cannot interact with the box/window using a mouse and I am…

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          • Show total items in each bookmark folder

            In the window for saving a bookmark, the drop-down menu showing the folders that I have created helpfully includes in brackets the number of items in that folder. However, when we go to our saved bookmarks section, the list of folders down the left-hand side does not have this feature. It would be handy to show the number of items in each folder in brackets here too.

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            • Ability to sort saved bookmark folders

              The feature allowing search results to be sorted by publication date instead of 'relevance' is very useful. It would also be extremely useful if there was the same option to sort our saved/bookmarked items into publication date order. At present it seems they are sorted by the time the user saved them, which is usually fairly arbitrary. Other sorting orders (like by publication title) might also be helpful.

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              • Articles are repeating themselves.

                I'm finding that I'll read an article, go back to my search, go to the next search page, and that same article will be on that search results page as well. For example, stories from 30 July 1894 are repeating in the same search session before moving onto 31 July 1894. The first screenshot is of the story on page 3 of my search results, the second screenshot image is of the same story on page 5.

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                • High-lighted names: why have these disappeared from searched items?

                  Documents called up used to have the search names high-lighted which made them easy to locate. Why have they disappeared?

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                  • STOP chasing subscriptions

                    Having paid for one month UNLIMITED access, I've had nothing but hassles. When I wish to open and view a page to READ the text, your systems reverts to a page giving me subscription options! What is the point of having accessed the site by logging in if your syetem takes me for another sucker and fails to let me actually use the time I have paid for?
                    So SICK this am that I'm turning to read hard copy of the London Illustrated News of 1843. You owe me compensation and must get real with simplified access and searching

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                    • more major titles

                      More major titles please.

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                      • its hopeless using on a tablet, hurry BNA get this sorted

                        please try to let us use BNA properly on an Ipad,....its no fun

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                        • ID the newspaper

                          After downloading it seems impossible to identify the newspaper you have selected. Or am I doing something wrong

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                          • Search cr

                            Search criteria for emigration and ship passenger lists.

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                            • Scanning errors

                              There does not seem to be any mechanism for reporting scanning errors, particularly where the scan has picked up lines from across several columns at once.

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                              • More Chatham News

                                More than just the 4 current years for the Chatham News

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                                • what have you done to the site??It is now impossible to see the new additions......please go back to the old way

                                  having used the new additions every week to see what had been added I now find the new system unuseable

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                                  • Mid-Sussex Times

                                    Please add all the missing years for The Mid-Sussex Times newspaper.

                                    It has been over a year since you first made it available! The main years to add first are 1914-1918.

                                    These years are ALL available as I purchased them many years ago from the then British Newspaper Library on CD-ROM & DVD; unfortunately they're not in a searchable pdf format.

                                    These years are also available at our local West Sussex Reference Library and they are on searchable DVD's.

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                                    • Improve Mobile Usibility

                                      In mobile device site is not fully adaptive
                                      From: https://www.assureshift.in

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                                      • Newspaper addition

                                        Leitrim Guardian

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                                        • Allow multiple logins from the same computer

                                          Browsers often seize up and each one has its own characteristics and advantages when viewing the website. It would be useful to open different browsers at the same time to view the site instead of receiving the message: Login failed - user is already in use.

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