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It’s our birthday!

Read all about it, The British Newspaper Archive is 5 years old today! We are delighted to be celebrating our 5th anniversary at The British Newspaper Archive.  We launched on 29 November 2011 with 4 million pages.  Today, we have four times that amount, and just this week, we have passed the 700 mark on the number of titles we hold.  Along with our British titles, we have also published over 125 newspaper titles from across Ireland. According to our

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Now we are 4…

There have been celebrations a-plenty in Newspaper Towers this weekend. We’ve been cracking open the bubbley (far away from any delicate newspapers of course) to toast the journey to get here. When we launched on November 29th 2011 we had 4 million pages. Now we have more than 12,370,000 across 545 individual titles. That first day we had 1.2 million searches from the public and today we’re so proud of you, our users, who’ve found family, researched books, told stories.

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Meet the Marketing Lead of The British Newspaper Archive

Take a peek behind the scenes of The British Newspaper Archive in our series of Q&As with the team who work here. This time, we sat down with Marketing Lead Natasha White to find out who she is and what she does.   What does your job involve? I’m in charge of spreading the word about The British Newspaper Archive in all forms! I promote the website both online and offline, run email campaigns, look after The British Newspaper Archive’s

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Storytelling workshop at the British Library

  Bring newspapers to life with social media Join the British Library on Monday 31 March for History Relived, a fascinating storytelling event that will explore how it’s possible to bring historical stories to life. Tickets are just £5 and will give you: – Access to The British Newspaper Archive for the day – Guidance from Crossover Labs about using social media to uncover the past – Inspiration for your next storytelling projects   How to book tickets Visit the

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Behind the scenes: the newspaper scanning team

Welcome to the first of a new series of blog posts from our newspaper scanning team. This month, our digitisation officer Andrew tells us about what his team does.   ******* The digitisation team have been scanning newspapers at Boston Spa for almost two months. This series of blog posts will give you a ‘behind the scenes’ look at our work, how we capture images using state-of-the-art paper and microfilm scanners and how those images get onto The British Newspaper

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