Monday, 26 December 2011

British Newspaper Archive & Genes Reunited

Platinum subscribers to Genes Reunited can now add the British Newspaper Archive to their annual subscription for an additional £39-95.

No announcement has yet been made by Find My Past about a similar offering for their subscribers.

Find My Past and Genes Reunited are both owned by Bright Solid, who in partnership with the British Library launched The British Newspaper Archive earlier this year.

Having subscribed to the British Newspaper Archive through Genes Reunited I've found the search facilities aren't as good as on the main British Newspaper Archive site which offers Advanced Search facilities like exact phrase and without these words.

This is irritating as I now do the search on:
but have to go to Genes Reunited to view the results. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

British Newspaper Archive

The British Library and BrightSolid have digitized 65 million articles from 4 million newspaper pages published in the UK since 1800 (mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries).  More than 650 million articles and 40 million pages are expected to be digitized when the project is completed in 2020. 

Pay-per-view or subscription options are available:

£6.95 PPV valid for 48 hours 
£29.95 PPV valid for 30 days 
£79.95 annual subscription