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  1. 2 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Publication issue

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

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  4. 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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  5. Poor Page Quality

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

    9 votes
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  6. 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?

    47 votes
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  7. 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.

    3 votes
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  8. 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

    11 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    10 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Please include a sample page of every newspaper.

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

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  13. 4 votes
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  14. 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…

    11 votes
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  15. 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

    5 votes
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  16. Translate Welsh into English facility.

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

    George Middlehurst

    2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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