A million pages of 19th century newspapers are to be digitised under a programme involving the British Library and an academic information agency.
The project will mean that a million pages of the newspapers will be fully searchable, including texts and associated images. The papers are currently in print form in the library and, after the project is complete, would be made available for researchers in digitised form on websites.
The website resource would provide an unparalleled and freely available resource for further and higher education, in the first instance.
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