Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Further update on British Library 19th Century newspapers

The British Library has made a formal announcement on the new additions to its 19th Century Newspaper Collections, already noted here on this blog on February 9th (see British Library 19th Century Newspapers update).

I'm not a hundred per cent sure if access has been extended to libraries just now (i.e. beyond university access only), or whether the library I have online access through has just caught up, but suffice to say I had a lot of fun last night going through the Dundee Courier and other papers (there are 22 new titles in total). Sadly this update is not yet available at
http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs, the publicly accessible version of the site, and no timetable has as yet been announced for this to happen.

For the British Library's press release visit
Extra! Extra! British Library adds extra 1 million pages to online newspaper resource.


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Audrey said...

For what it's worth, I can now get access to the new titles through my local public library membership.

I may get absolutely no work done for some time now!

Chris Paton said...

Thanks Audrey - looks like it's been rolled out to everything but the public access subscription site!