Sunday, 2 September 2012

British Newspaper Archive additions for August

The British Newspaper Archive publishes a list of additions in the past 30 days as well as a complete list of contents.  Here's the list of recent additions broken down by those of a decade and more, and less than a decade, adding an indication in brackets of the complete range available:

Coventry Evening Telegraph (1891 -) 1904 - 1917
Coventry Herald (1824 -) 1875 - 1892
Dover Express 1862 - 1874 (-1949)
Stamford Mercury 1717 - 1734 (-1895)

Other additions are:

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald 1857 - 1859 (-1903)
Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette 1822 (-1890)
Dundee Advertiser (1861-) 1865 - 1866
Dundee Courier (1844-) 1901 - 1908
Gloucester Journal 1940 (-1849)
Hastings and St Leonards Observer 1867 - 1868 (-1910)
Morpeth Herald (1854-) 1947 - 1948
Police Gazette 1775 -1775
Sheffield Evening Telegraph (1887-) 1904
Shields Daily Gazette 1856 (-1904)
Staffordshire Advertiser 1800 (-1839)
Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard (1839-) 1842
Surrey Mirror (1891-) 1906 - 1914

4908 pages per day were added in August. At that rate it will take 13.6 years to reach the project target of 30 million pages.

2 comments:

GailD said...

Will access to this database be available at the BIFHSGO conference?

JDR said...

Gail: I think I heard that everyone who registers will get a voucher for some free viewing - searching is free anyway.