November 2011 – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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Video of the Victorian Newsgirls at Kings Cross Station

Included below is a wee movie of the Dickensian news vendors who caused such a stir at Kings Cross Station on Wednesday 29 November 2011. If you wish to see other films of the launch of the British Newspaper Archive, please visit our Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/BNArchive The Free Flyer That Was Handed Out by the Victorian News Vendors at Kings Cross Also in response to popular demand, here is the free flyer (PDF, 6MB) that was handed out by our Victorian news-girls

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Launch of the British Newspaper Archive: a Digital Sheherazade…

Today is the launch day for the British Newspaper Archive – www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk – and there’s lots of exciting stuff going on to celebrate this special event! Live Digitising of Historical Newspapers on the BBC1 Breakfast Show From 6.30am this morning, the BBC1 Breakfast Show will be broadcasting from the British Newspaper Library at Colindale. So if you tune in to this programme you’ll be able to see the scanning team hard at work, making digital copies of historical newspapers for

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The British Newspaper Archive – Launch Press Release (29/11/2012, 00:01)

  29 November 2011 Murder, mania and a leech-powered weather machine: up to 4 million pages of historical newspapers now searchable online at britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk –    Unparalleled access to a treasure trove of stories –    Up to 4 million pages from the British Library’s newspaper collections –    Will transform family history research The British Library and online publisher brightsolid today launch a website that will transform the way that people use historical newspapers to find out about the

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BNA Newsletter 1 (November 2011): A Digital Scheherazade

Stories of Rare Beauty Abound in the British Newspaper Archive Welcome to the first edition of the British Newspaper Archive e-newsletter. Although extremely busy scanning 8,000 old newspaper pages a day, the Stakhanov-like workers at the British Library’s Colindale site still endeavour to pick out stories of great historical interest, quirkiness, humour and tragedy. Life’s Rich Tapestry of Stories In short, ‘all human life is here’: from a frog-vomiting dog and a man who one day decided to walk round

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Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter

To give people some idea of what the newspaper archive contains, we’ve already been posting some content on our Facebook page. Likewise, we have been using our Twitter channel to let people know about new Facebook content and any upcoming events where people can get a sneak preview of the archive. Our Facebook page already contains old newspaper items about: Charlie Chaplin The Titanic A Victorian Tribute to a Wonderful New Invention Called the Bicycle Russia in Revolution Victorian Philanthropists

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Sneak Preview of the British Newspaper Archive at the Dundee Science Festival – Sunday 6 November

If you’re in the Dundee area on Sunday 6 November, then you might like to drop in on a family history event that’s taking place as part of the Dundee Science Festival. Genealogy experts from brightsolid online publishing will be attending this event, and will be able to offer advice, suggestions and tips to anyone who is looking to find out more about their family history. The British Newspaper Archive will also be represented, and will be offering demos of the

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