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Introducing Title Pages

Each newspaper title now has its very own title page full of useful information and tools. You can use them to find out what is available for that newspaper on The British Newspaper Archive, sample a free ‘On this day’ issue, and use the search box for searching inside the newspaper. There are two ways to access our new title pages. The first is by clicking the ‘titles online’ link on the homepage (as shown below) and then selecting any of

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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 Content Lead of The British Newspaper Archive

Find out what goes on behind the scenes at The British Newspaper Archive in our series of Q&As with the team who work here. We sat down with Content Lead Amy Sell to find out who she is and what she does.   What does your job involve? I help people discover The British Newspaper Archive and understand how amazing the collection is by writing emails and blog posts, managing our Facebook page and Twitter feed and producing handy video

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The British Newspaper Archive is 3 years old

It’s hard to believe, but The British Newspaper Archive has now reached the grand old age of three. We launched on 29 November 2011 with 4 million fully searchable historic newspaper pages and have come a long way since then.   Please click the image to enlarge it   A treasure trove of information You can now search more than 9 million pages, from over 300 British and Irish newspaper titles, spanning 1710-1954. Reading all of those pages would be

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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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Meet the Product Director of The British Newspaper Archive

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at The British Newspaper Archive? We sat down with Product Director Ian Tester to find out who he is and what he does.   What does your job involve? I’m responsible for growing the business in all its myriad forms. My role covers marketing, building a better product, tweaking the pricing, choosing newspapers that we think will be of most interest and generally keeping everything running smoothly. Less excitingly, it also involves balancing

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Behind the scenes: Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE

In this month’s ‘behind the scenes’ blog post, Scott and Andrew from The British Newspaper Archive’s scanning team tell us about their trip to London to attend Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE.   ************** Welcome to the second update from the newspaper scanning team in Boston Spa, Yorkshire. We are now in full operation and working to the high standards that the original Colindale team set for us. Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE In February, we

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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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New Features Added to the BNA Website – New User History and Account Dropdown Tabs

The BNA Development Team has been busy working on adding new features to the website. So when you login to the site, you’ll notice two, wee icons in the top right corner of the site (just below the British Library and brightsolid logos). If you click the icon to the left (i.e. the clock icon), you can click on the last give pages you viewed and also you last five searches. If you click the other icon (i.e. the cog),

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