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  1. Consolidate Copac prerequisite on site

    Imagine how important enabling this function with your site , taking it up another level in terms of research available to students and researchers the country over

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  2. 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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  3. Why does your files of the Derry Journal end in 1942?

    Why does your files of the Derry Journal end in 1942?

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  4. 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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  5. How do I close my account

    How do I close my account

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  6. Too many Scottish titles and little else presently

    I’m all for covering every region but not at the expense of ignoring whole regions is it not possible to add titles from Yorkshire, Wales, East Anglia, Manchester, Midlands as well as your Scottish ones it’s very frustrating playing the waiting game

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  7. More Scottish papers what joy

    And very little else the past few months shame really as there are so many places worth looking at Oxford, Portsmouth, Norwich, Sheffield, Middlesbrough or Nottingham etc etc yet you focus only on small towns on Scotland’s coast

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Integrate Proquest search faculty onto here

    This would be ideal for keeping everything together all in one place

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  13. 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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  14. Add more East London papers to the vault

    Plenty of papers to mull over few examples being the East London Advertiser, Stratford Express, Southwark News, Newham Recorder, Ilford Recorder, Barking and Dagenham Post and Deptford and Peckham Mercury would
    stem the tide.

    Thank you

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  15. Fulfill your obligations

    Of covering each and every area not just certain flavour of the month regions, we still lack real in depth coverage in the South West(Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter), South Wales(Cardiff, Swansea, Newport), South Coast(Portsmouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Southampton, Torquay), South and East Anglia(Swindon, Oxford, Luton, Norwich, Watford, East London, Ipswich), East
    Mids(Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Northampton), West Mids(Stoke on Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich) Yorkshire(Leeds, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Hull, Middlesbrough, Sheffield) and Lancs region(Manchester, Burnley, Blackpool, Preston, Wigan, Oldham, Blackburn, Carlisle)
    im need of radical overhauls.

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  16. Supposed to be a British archive

    Sick to death of obscure old Scottish items, should be renamed the Scottish newspaper archive.I don't think they pay any attention to the forum site, very disappointing and not worth a subscription.

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  17. Please add the papers with the most votes ?

    These are enough votes to warrant you adding the Wolverhampton Express and Star yet it continues to be looked over in favour of yet more Scottish or London based papers highly repetitive and needs looking at

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  18. Focus your attentions away from Ireland and Middlesex

    This is called the British Newspaper Archive, not simply the Irish and Middlesex Archive, please apply my thought process into other large regions found lacking on the paper coverage, Bristol, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Nottingham, Sheffield, Norwich, Luton, Preston, Stoke on Trent, Hull, Manchester, Leicester are crying out for more substantial offerings now it the time to oblige your customers

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  19. 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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  20. 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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