Archive for the “Service Announcement” Category

We’ve upgraded! A radical improvement to the speed of your searches.

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by Ian

Behind the scenes, we’re constantly improving the search engine that powers the website. At the beginning of December, we made a major upgrade to our search technology to make your searches faster. Our lead Search Engineer, Dr Boon Low, explains what we did and what it means for you. As The British Newspaper Archive’s lead […]

Our technology upgrade is almost complete

Posted on October 29th, 2013 by Ian

Dear BNA customers, We wanted to give you an update on progress with our new system for publishing newspaper pages on the BNA website. At the start of June 2013, we started to make a large scale upgrade to the way that we publish newspapers on the site. This is to prepare The British Newspaper […]

More content, more quickly. An update on progress. PLUS! – some exciting news about 20th century content!

Posted on August 28th, 2013 by Amy

More content, more quickly. An update on progress. We now have almost 7 million pages and with our new processing system we are going to be able to add around another 4 million pages in the next 12 months. Compare that with the (although rather impressive if we do say so ourselves), 3 million pages […]

More content, more quickly! The BNA tech upgrade – an update

Posted on July 17th, 2013 by Amy

More content, more quickly! The BNA tech upgrade – an update We hope that you have all been enjoying the lovely Summer weather lately? You may have noticed that there has been a slow-down in the number of pages added to the site recently. There is a fantastic reason for this . . . [drumroll […]

Pages – An update

Posted on June 21st, 2013 by Amy

We are excited to be hurtling towards the 7 million page mark! However, you may have noticed that our page counter and ‘Recently Added Issues’ has slowed down over the past few days . . . We are currently working on upgrading our newspaper ingest system which means that there will be a slow-down in […]