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  1. Improve filtering

    It would be useful if could not only filter to a a particular newspaper but also to exclude a particular newspaper or newspaper eg searching I've been doing has been finding a lot of irrelevant hits in sporting titles

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  2. Ability to select part of a page to save

    If you want to save a specific article, it would helpful if you could select just that part of the page to save. By enlarging the relevant section on screen and then saving just that part, the quality of the image is much better than if you save the whole page and then try to edit the resultant pdf file. I have tried making screen clips using OneNote and this is reasonably successful, but you end up with several individual files and these need to be stitched together to make on file.

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  3. Newspaper idea

    Stoke Sentinel 1950s-2000s unleash the Pandora’s box of goodies

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  4. Please can we have the Sutton Coldfield News and Observer digitised.

    Besides the two main local newspapers in Sutton Coldfield there was a short lived Streetly News.

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  5. Lots Need Re-Scanning

    Lots of the newspapers need re-scanning, particularly looking at Cambridge Chronicle, the OCR is terrible with some, the originals just need lightening to make them easier for you to OCR

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  6. Option to switch 'highlight terms' off per-user

    It would be lovely to be able to have the blue 'highlight' boxes around search terms on images turned OFF by default.

    You could add this as a setting so users could choose if they want it or not.

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  7. Since your site maintenance yesterday, I cannot order my results to earliest first

    Since your site maintenance yesterday afternoon, I cannot order results to earliest first, which is frustrating.
    If I try, the no results page appears.

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  8. Multiple Coloured Flags

    I would like the ability to define the colour used for the flag when an item is added to a folder. I could then flag items to be done in one colour and items done with another. This would help me keep track of where I am.

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  9. Paper missing from your archive?

    I've just signed up in order to scan inter alia the Southwark and Bermondsey Recorder (subtitled the South London Gazette) It does not seem to be digitised. Am I right?

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  10. How do I close my account

    How do I close my account

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  11. More Midlands papers, Derby Telegraph, Nottingham Post, Stoke Sentinel, Leicester Mercury etc etc

    Would like to see more expansion into the midlands regions so many diverse and large cities to be explored

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  12. have the option for people to earn more 'free' articles for doing the work of rewriting the gibberish that often comes up in the auto scan

    It would be great if you had an option for people to 'earn' more free access for doing the work of re-transcribing the scanned articles, many of which are not just slightly inaccurate but total gibberish.

    You could have an easy system (they do this on Wikipedia, for instance) where there is a list of articles that need to be properly transcribed and users just go through them to earn 'points' that can be converted into access. (So, for e.g. transcribe 3 articles, get access to 3 more pages etc). You would just need to check the first few to…

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  13. I have been trying to narrow my search of publications of 'The Times' newspaper,

    Request for assistance!!!! How do I persuade your search engine to a) Open up the section or narrow my search to the 'Times' newspaper?
    And b) if I press the 'Help' button, why doesn't it direct me to a 'Help' section, rather than a 'Feedback' section?

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  14. Searching countries

    You have now added two (at least) Indian newspapers but there is no way of searching India in "Publication Place" or even under country.

    Similarly it would be useful to be able to select England, Wales etc in "Publication Place", you have to start a search then select under country but cannot do this for India.

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  15. Improve transcriptions

    I cannot copy and paste articles so I have to use the transcription instead. I cannot understand how, in this day and age, the transcription can be so ridiculously incorrect.

    i.e. <l collided with trao. M kept IC^h^ *Kurthe th'witn
    said he further que s j the trap that should nay W(iS very steadily struck decease .

    Hilary

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  16. Export

    Being able to export a list of the newspaper articles returned by a search with links to an excel spreadsheet would be very useful

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  17. Ability to sort bookmarked articles

    It would improve this site immeasurably if it were possible to sort bookmarked articles by date of publication (or source) once they have been saved into a folder.

    At present there is no way of organising articles once they have been bookmarked, except by moving them between folders. This makes any sort of chronological research incredibly difficult. It would not be difficult to introduce a 'sort by' field in the bookmarks page, given that the date metadata already exists.

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  18. Stoke sentinel

    Stoke Sentinel please update this far too much emphasis on appeasing Irish newspapers on this site, they only make up a small part of Britain

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  19. OCCASIONAL POOR QUALITY OF DIGITALLY SCANNED IMAGES

    Whoever checks the quality of the final scanned image prior to release needs to pay more attention to the detail because, in numerous instances, the reproduction quality is so feint that it is impossible for it to be read either in the digital interpretation or by the human eye.
    Because of this, I have missed the opportunity to read several articles of interest and, to the best of my knowledge after searching the HELP categories, there is no facility for the user to report these page issues.

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  20. do not arbitrarily change hits order

    1/ never change earliest-relevance-latest unless TOLD TO by the user.
    2/implement EXACT MATCH-if I ask for BIDDING, I do not want BID or BIDS

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