26 May 2011

The British Newspaper Archive

A new website is now available introducing the British Library/Brightsolid newspaper digitization partnership. Actual newspaper content won't be available until the fall with the first release of one million pages of pre-1900 newspapers, the initial fruit for a project which should lead to 4 million pages in the next two years and 40 million pages over the ten year life of the agreement.

There is no mention of a cost structure for the service but it would be surprising if affordable short-term subscriptions were not part of the arrangement.

The site is at http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ for further information, and you can register to be placed on an information mailing list.

via Scottish GENES

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