Online newspaper archive passes the five million page mark

Online newspaper archive passes the five million page mark 

The British Newspaper Archive website has just reached another milestone, as page number 5,000,000 was added to the site at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk.

With a target of 40 million pages by 2020, this 10-year project is the biggest digitisation of newspapers to take place in the UK. Up to 8,000 pages (that’s 120,000 stories) are being added to the site each day, and there are now well over 200 titles from UK and Irish regional papers in the archive. Dr Richard Callison, brightsolid’s project director, said; “We’re delighted to have completed another stage in the project. In addition to the page counter on the homepage visitors can also view a fully up-to-date index that shows them which pages have recently been added to the archive, as well as which titles are already on the site.

Source:  Information World Reivew.

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