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1 British Library Newspapers

2 2 The Worlds Largest Historic Newspaper Archive is now online!

3 3 17 – 18 th Century Burney Collection Newspapers The most comprehensive collection of early British newspapers 1M pages containing 1.5M articles Scanned from existing microfilm Based on authoritative bibliography by Rev. Charles Burney Restricted circulation Idiosyncratic organization Contains many unique items First successful London daily; First illustrated newspaper Dutch papers – meant for English readers Colonial papers from Americas. Asia & Africa

4 4 48 Newspapers – from the archives of the British Library 2 million pages – over 7.7 million articles Full runs of daily and weekly London and regional publications New & existing film images Selected by leading scholars and British Library curators Panel led by Peter Mandler (Cambridge) Balance of London & regional papers Fast & Flexible platform Basic & Advanced Search Browse by Page or Article Print, , save, link Article categorization 19th Century British Library Newspapers

5 5 Broad Coverage, Deep Perspective Article Segmentation Arts & Entertainment Births/Deaths/Marriages Business Classifieds News Sports Publications Segmentation Arts/Sports Business News Advertisements People News Filters Illustrations Place of Publication Title Publication Frequency Language National AND Regional

6 6 19 th Century British Library Newspapers – Title List Aberdeen Journal Baner Belfast News-Letter Birmingham Daily Post Brighton Patriot Bristol Mercury Caledonian Mercury Champion Charter Chartist Chartist Circular Cobbets Weekly Political Register Daily News Derby Mercury Examiner Freeman's Journal Genedl Glasgow Herald Goleuad The Graphic Hampshire/Portsmouth Telegraph Hull Packet Illustrated Police News Ipswich Journal Jackson's Oxford Journal Leeds Mercury Liverpool Mercury Lloyd's Illustrated Newspaper London Dispatch Manchester Times Manchester Examiner Manchester Examiner and Times Morning Chronicle Newcastle Courant North Wales Chronicle Northern Echo Northern Liberator Northern Star Odd Fellow Operative Pall Mall Gazette Poor Man's Guardian Preston Chronicle Reynolds's Newspaper Southern Star The Era Trewman's Exeter Flying Post Western Mail

7 7 17 th & 18 th Century Burney Collection Newspapers Londons Intelligencer (London) Weekly Account (London) Kingdomes Weekly Intelligencer (London) Mercurius Pragmaticus (London) Mercurius Politicus Comprising the Summ of All Intelligence (London) London Gazette (London) Amsterdamse Courant (Holland) Post Boy (London) Post Man and the Historical Account (London) Daily Courant (London) Barbados Mercury (West Indies) Oprechte Haerlemsche Courant – Holand Dublin Gazette Newcastle Courant Weekly Jamaica Courant (Jamaica) Calcutta Chronicle (India) Daily Post (London) Gloucester Journal Jacksons Oxford Journal London Chronicle Norfolk Chronicle or The Norwich Gazette (Norwich) Bath Journal Morning Herald (London) Morning Chronicle (London) Selected Titles

8 8 Coming Soon 19 th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II Part II will include an additional 25 titles from the British Library and will publish in April 2009 Part II will consist of approximately 1 million new pages increasing the depth of regional content. Titles include Cheshire Observer, Leicester Chronicle, Blackburn Standard, Cambridge Chronicle & Journal and Essex Standard Both parts will provide researchers and scholars with 3 million pages of news and reports from the 19 th Century online Part I and II will be available separately or as one cross-searchable collection

9 9 19 th Century British Library Newspapers II: Title List Cheshire Observer Leicester Chronicle Nottinghamshire Guardian Barrows Worcester Journal Bradford Observer Blackburn Standard Isle of Man Times Lancaster Gazetter Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, Stockton Sheffield Independent York Herald Huddersfield Chronicle Bury & Norwich Post Cambridge Chronicle & Journal Essex Standard Isle of Wight Observer Northampton Mercury Norfolk Chronicle Chronique de Jersey Guernsey Star Southampton Herald Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet & Plymouth Journal Cork Morning Post Derry Journal Kerry Evening Post Dundee Courier Inverness Courier Cambrian (Swansea) Wrexham Weekly Advertiser

10 10 19 th Century British Library Newspapers Functionality

11 11 Basic Search All key features above the fold Scope & Scale statement help users understand whats here Spotlights link to contextual essays

12 12 Advanced Search – power and flexibility Logic & Limiters Boolean Fuzzy search Variant spelling Misread OCR Damaged text Search by Title Keyword Full text Limit by Date Title Place Frequency Language Illustration Filter results for focused searches

13 13 Advanced Search features Prompted Browse Lists Choose Specific Titles Choose by country, region or city

14 14 Results List Results at a Glance Number of results Publication & Article Metadata Thumbnail view Narrow Results by Newspaper Section Article Type Article & Page View Browse Entire Issue About this Publication

15 15 Page View Locates article on page Makes finding article in zoom view easier Lists article in context with other articles Mouse over page to show article titles Select article from list to show location Click on article title to show article

16 16 Page View Locates article on page Makes finding article in zoom view easier Lists article in context with other articles Mouse over page to show additional articles Select article from list to show location Click on article title to show article Scraps from Punch

17 17 Page View Locates article on page Makes finding article in zoom view easier Lists article in context with other articles Mouse over page to show additional articles Select article from list to show location Click on article title to show article

18 18 Article View Citation Zoom and rotate Bookmark Advance to next article from results or next page of same article

19 19 Article View Fully citation Scroll Zoom and rotate Book mark

20 20 Results List Results at a Glance Number of results Publication & Article Metadata Thumbnail view Narrow Results by Newspaper Section Article Type Article & Page Zoom Browse Entire Issue About this Publication

21 21 About this Publication Detailed Background & Metadata Headnotes detail publication history Links to Waterloo Index View available issues by month and year with link to results for that issue Track changes in title

22 22 About this Database Content Specific Issues Detailed Introduction British Library Digitization Program Selection Criteria Frequently Asked Questions

23 23 Topic Guide – adds context to content Designed to assist students and non- specialist scholars About Newspapers and Print Culture Chronology Specially commissioned essays on how newspapers interacted with historic events Capsule biographies of notable editors and Publishers

24 24 Topic Guide – Chronology Designed to assist students and non- specialist scholars About Newspapers and Print Culture Chronology Specially commissioned essays on how newspapers interacted with historic events of themes Capsule biographies of notable editors and Publishers Chronology blends Key newspaper & publishing events, Technology and cultural changes UK and world history events

25 25 Topic Guide – Essays by experts Designed to assist students and non- specialist scholars About Newspapers and Print Culture Chronology Specially commissioned essays Capsule biographies of notable editors and Publishers Essays discuss: Social trends & newspapers, Newspaper treatment of period events Commissioned by British Library

26 26 Topic Guide – Biographies Designed to assist students and non- specialist scholars About Newspapers and Print Culture Chronology Specially commissioned essays Capsule biographies of notable editors and Publishers Biographies cover: Leading journalists and publishers, Their impact on specific events and issues Include source and citation information


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