"The British Library project to digitise copies of newspapers from its archive
is to release one million pages as a free resource.
The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) has over 44 million newspaper pages, mostly
British and Irish titles, ranging from 1699 to 2009, or just under 10 per cent
of all newspapers held by the British Library. Currently, around half a million
pages are being added to the BNA every month.
At the moment, access to the service requires a subscription, as that helps
fund the cost of scanning and recording each newspaper added to the online
archive. To open up more of the archive for researchers though, one million
pages have been released for free, with a commitment to release a million more
each year for the next four years.
So that’s five million pages of old newspaper articles in total."
Via Joerg Fliege.
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