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    Bezoek virtueel de nieuwe British Library Newsroom

    Bronnen door Eric Hennekam

     



    Uit het  British Library persbericht:
     

    • British Library’s new Reading Room for newspapers, broadcast and digital news officially opened by Secretary of State, Sajid Javid MP
    • Access for researchers to national news collection – 750 million pages of newspapers and periodicals, 4.8 million archived websites and thousands of hours of broadcast news
    • Culmination of a £33 million programme that included moving the vast collection of print newspapers to a purpose-built, robotic storage facility in Yorkshire

    The national newspaper collection dates as far back as the English Civil War and constitutes an unrivalled record of society, people, politics and events. Cared for by the British Library, it totals more than 750 million pages of newspapers and periodicals and occupies more than 20 linear kilometres of shelf space. Although often dismissed by their critics, readers, subjects and creators as “tomorrow’s chip paper”, newspapers are a priceless source for researchers studying every aspect of local, regional and national life over more than three centuries.
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    To further increase access to the collection the British Library is working with DC Thomson Family History (formerly brightsolid) to digitise and make available online some 40 million pages of historic newspapers over 10 years. These can be searched online via www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk with subscriptions available to online users or free access on-site at the British Library.