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  1. Header/footer newspaper info. on each downloaded PDF file

    On each downloaded PDF file, Australian Trove has a one-line header with publication details and a footer with the link. Nice because it doesn't take up a chunk of the page, and this would be essential when it becomes possible to download an enlarged version of individual articles instead of the whole newspaper page. The article might be multi-page and would not have the info. at the top each time.

    See example:

    Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), Thursday 12 February 1931, page 8

    Footer:

    National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51683749

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  2. Save an article in multiple bookmark folders/titles

    Sometimes an atricle contains information relevant to a number of topics that I am researching. If not the 'principle' topic ie.folder name, it is often a long and complicated searches to find that information again.

    The ability to place the article in a number of folders at the same time (and have the abiltiy to see this has been done) would be incredibly useful.

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  3. 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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  4. Add the Newham Recorder and more East London papers

    We need more content for this area barely covered at all after 1900

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  5. Add the Newham Recorder and more East London papers

    We need more content for this area barely covered at all after 1900

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  6. 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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  7. On this day search

    Be able to do a on this day search. Then be able to filter for specific editions or areas of the country

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  8. Lack of Manchester papers after 1950

    We have little to refer to after 1950 pull together more dates

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  9. 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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  10. VERY DIFFICULT TO CANCEL SUBSCRIPTION I WANT TO CANCEL IT

    I want to cancel my monthly subscription and expect an answer, please.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. BNA Library Access at Home

    During the current lockdown, many public libraries that offer Ancestry and Find My Past but only in library buildings (which are now closed) are offering the same service to library members in their homes. You just have to log in to your library account, and then enter the username and password you are given.
    How about the BNA doing the same thing?

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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