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How can we improve The British Newspaper Archive?

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  1. 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

    88 votes
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  2. Make your site available via local libraries and University’s

    How about adding your site to local libraries and institutions this way you spread your good word and it makes it more available to people, students etc far and wide.

    17 votes
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  3. 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

    36 votes
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  4. Search within a saved (bookmarked) page

    I have a lot of saved pages but when I review them often I can't find any highlighted search term on the page. On some pages the original search term blue box is still there which saves a lot of time finding the part of the page I need. I find myself taking a lot of screen shots and filing elsewhere, which shouldn't be necessary.

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  5. More Welsh papers post 1950

    South Wales Echo, Evening Post, Evening Argus, Western Mail or Wrexham Leader fit the bill for equality as Ireland seems to have precedence on here currently

    7 votes
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  6. Add whole regions one by one

    Would take time but for example you could spend a month uploading London papers, or East Midlands, South Wales, Lancashire etc

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  7. Integrate Proquest search faculty onto here

    This would be ideal for keeping everything together all in one place

    29 votes
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  8. 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 .

    272 votes
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  9. 298 votes
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  10. Thank you, BNA

    Have just been reading the suggestions for improvement and have added one of my own, but I would like also to say thank you for this amazing website and all the work that has made it possible. It is a godsend for researchers. I cannot understand why here in Canada we cannot provide the same resource to researchers. We have far fewer newspapers — and far less history! So thank you, Britain, for creating the BNA.

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  11. Suggestion page

    The same newspaper appears under multiple titles. Check out the Stratford Express, produced in West Ham. It appears as The Stratford Express, Stratford Express, etc. Hope this does not affect vote counting because I really need that newspaper!

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  12. 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

    45 votes
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  13. Extra paper for N Irealnd

    Mid Ulster Observor paper please

    1 vote
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  14. Newspaper idea

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

    215 votes
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  15. Stoke on Trent Sentinel

    Stoke sentinel

    6 votes
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  16. Make payments clear. I paid the fee, having contacted you. Now it seems the money has mot been taken I thought I had sorted this out

    I thought I had paid but you have not taken the money even though I sorted it out with you. Try communicating - a good idea for a site that deals in communication

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  17. 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

    23 votes
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  19. lists of newspapers

    it would be great to be able to have a downloadable version of the list of newspapers available digitally at a particular point. That way, I can keep track of how comprehensive my search was at the time I conducted it - making it easier to report on the limitations of my search.
    I mean the list here - https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/titles I've just spent some time taking screenshots of the full list! (around 40 separate screenshots!)

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  20. Subscription Upgrade

    Need ability to upgrade subscription online.

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