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How can we improve The British Newspaper Archive?

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  1. Make sure uploaded papers don't disappear

    I notice that previous feedback refers to the falling number of newspapers available during the WWI period. I have had a similar problem today, in that one previously accessed newspaper (London Daily News, 22.08.1891) appears to have completely vanished from your site. I accessed it on the 24th February this year, but because the quality of the downloaded PDF was not great (another minor gripe), I wanted to check the original, to no avail.

    Can you clarify whether or not vanishing newspapers are a common problem? Is it just your database being temperamental, or are certain uploads only temporary? Thanks…

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    • What is happening to the WW1 Newspaper count?

      Hi, As an avid researcher I keep a close count of WW1 newspaper availability. These numbers inexplicably seem to be going down on a daily basis - what is going on as I can find no explanation. Thankyou

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      • Translate Welsh into English facility.

        A translation facility to translate Welsh language newspaper articles etc into English.

        George Middlehurst

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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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          • bookmarks

            i have lots of bookmark files usually under a persons name but i cant find a way of choosing that one particular file to go into to access them can you make this clearer please in the website

            8 votes
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            • paste whole articles corrected text / wider editing box

              Being able to cut and paste a whole corrected article in one go - not line by line. AND do check out ideas from NZ papers past Love your site THANKS!!!!

              7 votes
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              • Incresase limits on page views.

                "Unlimited" access to the site turns out to be just 3000 page views per month. Really not a lot when researching. At an average of 100 page views per day this could mean being able to view just half a dozen - or less - newspapers per day. Hardly unlimited, is it?

                5 votes
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                • Freebies

                  From time to time Ancestry FMP do give 'Free Access' for a short time. I would like to see this happen with this site...... 'Australian Trove Newspapers' are totally FREE! 1803 - 1954 where i live and is disappointing not in UK.

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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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                      • 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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                        • 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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