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  1. 233 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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      • Newspaper idea

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

        187 votes
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        • Make it easier to download OR print just the article needed and not the whole page.

          Make it easier to download just the article needed and not the whole page. See the NLA's TROVE site for example.

          135 votes
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          • Future Publication Schedule

            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 votes
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            • Improve resolution of PDFs, or just let us download the original image

              The PDFs we get to download now are in some cases completely unreadable because the image resolution is far too low. This is especially disappointing when you save the PDF, and come back to do some work from it later on only to find it's a unusable.

              Why can't we download high resolution images instead?

              64 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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                • completed runs & dates / better visibility of what is online

                  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
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                    2 comments  ·  feedback  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please go back to the old layout.

                    The layout has become more difficult. Each item takes more vertical space and so more scrolling is needed. Furthermore, when I click on view, nothing happens. At present the system is of no use.

                    55 votes
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                    • Academic Citation

                      The BNA has become an invaluable tool for researchers. I'd like the ability to download a citation of the records in the common formats MLA, Chicago etc.Your database is likely to contain the required information such as source, date, page number and so on. Is there any chance of such a facility being added?

                      46 votes
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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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                        • Return to old format.

                          New website is terrible and a waste of my subscription. It is certainly not user friendly and at the moment will not load any images.

                          28 votes
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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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                            • Reporting errors to you

                              An easier way to report errors to you. I've found pages that won't open, the OCR being nearly non existent, the OCR covering a different article on another page, the OCR not opening. When I have reported these errors in the past all I receive back is a standard reply regarding the OCR will have errors and not responding to my specific point.

                              26 votes
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                              • Combining BNA & FMP subscriptions

                                i have findmypast but choose to subscribe separately to the bna as it offers a much better search but why should i pay twice why not link thro to the bna site so we can do our own search within the fmp subscription?

                                26 votes
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                                • Please return usable interface!

                                  The new interface as of May 16, 2017 (US Pacifc) is practically unusable. The old interface worked quite well; the new one lost features: I am no longer able to drag the page into position, nor can I zoom in and out with the mouse wheel.

                                  25 votes
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                                  • Daily indication of latest additions

                                    It would be useful to show every day which years have been added or expanded the previous night, perhaps simply by showing the relevant year date in bold.

                                    25 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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                                      • 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

                                        22 votes
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                                        • This layout is impossible to use

                                          I CANNOT USE THIS LAYOUT FOR MY RESEARCH- IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. WHY CHANGE SOMETHING THAT IS WORKING WELL.

                                          22 votes
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