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How can we improve The British Newspaper Archive?

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  1. 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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    • Let customers know which papers can be obtained and which

      Are out of reach due to
      Copywrite, loss of years or poor quality microfilms available or any other issues which may result in certain papers not being acquired.

      Could be important for
      Votes to know which papers have a good chance of being added.

      11 votes
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      • Rejuvenate your records for the Nottingham Post, Derby Telegraph

        Stoke Sentinel and Leicester Mercury holdings as they are looking a little tired and outdated, nothing like a quick spruce up will have them gleaming once again with newer fresher titles added

        6 votes
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        • Your monthly schedule plans

          Can we have a run down on the publications you will be adding for the month You currently have it for the following day this was your info can get out to
          more people thanks

          8 votes
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          • 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

            62 votes
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            • Make your site available via local libraries and University’s

              How about adding your site to local libraries and institutions this way you spread your good word and it makes it more available to people, students etc far and wide.

              12 votes
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              • 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

                24 votes
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                • Search within a saved (bookmarked) page

                  I have a lot of saved pages but when I review them often I can't find any highlighted search term on the page. On some pages the original search term blue box is still there which saves a lot of time finding the part of the page I need. I find myself taking a lot of screen shots and filing elsewhere, which shouldn't be necessary.

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                  • More Welsh papers post 1950

                    South Wales Echo, Evening Post, Evening Argus, Western Mail or Wrexham Leader fit the bill for equality as Ireland seems to have precedence on here currently

                    7 votes
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                    • Add whole regions one by one

                      Would take time but for example you could spend a month uploading London papers, or East Midlands, South Wales, Lancashire etc

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                      • Integrate Proquest search faculty onto here

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

                        28 votes
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                        • Incorporation of LexisNexis online service

                          Is there any way to amalgamate the LexisNexis online papers into your service these are readily
                          Available online for institutions and legal services most regional papers are available
                          for the time scale of 1998-present day .

                          224 votes
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                            • Thank you, BNA

                              Have just been reading the suggestions for improvement and have added one of my own, but I would like also to say thank you for this amazing website and all the work that has made it possible. It is a godsend for researchers. I cannot understand why here in Canada we cannot provide the same resource to researchers. We have far fewer newspapers — and far less history! So thank you, Britain, for creating the BNA.

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                              • Suggestion page

                                The same newspaper appears under multiple titles. Check out the Stratford Express, produced in West Ham. It appears as The Stratford Express, Stratford Express, etc. Hope this does not affect vote counting because I really need that newspaper!

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                                • 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

                                  41 votes
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                                  • Extra paper for N Irealnd

                                    Mid Ulster Observor paper please

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                                    • Newspaper idea

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

                                      187 votes
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                                      • Stoke on Trent Sentinel

                                        Stoke sentinel

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                                        • Make payments clear. I paid the fee, having contacted you. Now it seems the money has mot been taken I thought I had sorted this out

                                          I thought I had paid but you have not taken the money even though I sorted it out with you. Try communicating - a good idea for a site that deals in communication

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