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  1. Highlights

    Include a highlight function for downloads.

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    • The Gloucester Citizen File Needs Correction

      Unfortunately the Gloucester Citizen archive contains content errors. The 1896 editions are for a weekly paper based in the eastern counties while 1913-19 contains the weekly London finance sector paper of the same name.

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      • 'My Research' list too long to access

        I have all my family names as separate folders, but now the list is too long to access - any ideas on how I can get to the end of the list to revisit items I have saved?

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        • Highlighted articles

          I'd like to be able to download and/or print a page that highlights articles of interest as they appear on the screen.

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          • rewards for repairing OCR efforts

            a reward system for repairing defective OCR results

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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.

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              • Too narrow digitised text box when editing.

                I'm presently editing text and find the digitised text box on the left a little too narrow. Yo have to scroll across to see the full line. Otherwise excellent.

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                  • moving between items

                    Make it easier to get from 'my research' back to 'results'
                    (though maybe i am not doing this procedure correctly?! i.e.. have to click on my go-back-a-page' and there may be an easier way

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                    • Publication issue

                      Provide the issue number of the publication in the header information.

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                      • A button to get a random article

                        I would love a random button that would take me to a random article in the archives.

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                        • Poor Page Quality

                          Ability to flag scan quality issues with some pages and get them rectified.

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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?

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                            • Background Information

                              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.

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                              • Next/previous day

                                Provide a forward/backward button when viewing a page so that you can skip to the same page in the next/previous day of the same publication

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                                • Volunteers

                                  There are (understandably) a lot of errors in the text. Allow volunteers to proof read transcriptions and compare to the image for errors. To ensure this isn't used to bypass subscription you can randomly generate which pages are proof read.

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                                  • Improve viewer layout to make it easier to navigate

                                    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.

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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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                                      • Please include a sample page of every newspaper.

                                        The quality was not the best when I tried the site.

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