British Library digitizes 300 years worth of newspaper archives, brings 65 million articles online

by Stephan Kinsella on November 30, 2011

From Engadget:

British Library digitizes 300 years worth of newspaper archives, brings 65 million articles online

By posted Nov 30th 2011 8:41AM

Britain’s historical news junkies are in for a treat today, because the British Library has just digitized a major chunk of its newspaper archive, comprised of four million pages spanning some 300 years of headlines. With today’s launch of the British Newspaper Archive, users can search and browse through a staggering 65 million articles from a range of regional UK papers, encompassing the most newsworthy events from the past few centuries. Developed in coordination with online publisher Brightsolid, the archive also allows for remote article access and download, saving researchers a trip to the British Library’s newspaper depository in North London.

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