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How can we improve The British Newspaper Archive?

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  1. 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!!!!

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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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