I prefer the page layout used by Gale News Vault. It makes it much easier to scroll through a news article. The default window in BNA is too small, and changing to full page view makes it very difficult to navigate the page.14 votesOpen - Planned · AdminThe British Newspaper Archive (Head of Data Development, The British Newspaper Archive) responded
We’ve now done a thorough review of NewsVault and will be taking some of the better design features into our product roadmap.
I would love it if there was some general information about each of the papers available. So while doing research I can see where that paper was published, when, the types of articles it published, and frequent contributors. It's important to know the paper's biases for historical research, and it would be nice not to have to look that all up elsewhere.3 votesOpen - Planned · AdminThe British Newspaper Archive (Head of Data Development, The British Newspaper Archive) responded
There is some information available for most titles – you can find this by going to the title page (Browse by title) and then clicking on the small “information button” next to the name of the title. That said, we do plan to improve this is future so it is both more complete and easier to find!
How about posting a schedule of proposed releases of newspapers. I check the site most days for the areas of the country I am most interested in but a prior announcement of forthcoming newspapers would be useful.72 votesOpen - Planned · AdminThe British Newspaper Archive (Head of Data Development, The British Newspaper Archive) responded
We have redeveloped the digitsation workflow software so that it can provide more granular detail on titles. Now we are investigating ways to send the data from the workflow to the website and make it presentable.
Let us know in an easily found format the entire run of a paper or journal held in the National Archive and when it has all been copied and put on line.59 votes
We have developed a prototype data feed from the digitisation workflow software which will provide much more granular data in future. Now we are looking at ways too feed this data through to the website and make it presentable
The quality was not the best when I tried the site.1 vote
Nice idea. Added to the plan.
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