From the announcement:
Freely accessible to UK colleges and universities, the latest addition of one million pages takes the total number of pages of 19th century newspapers available online1 to over three million.
Alastair Dunning, programme manager at JISC, says: "In a time when print newspapers are under threat, the British Library resource provides a fascinating portrait of the vitality of the media industry in the nineteenth century. The website shows not only the diversity of political opinion during the age, but the geographical spread of newspapers, reflecting ideas and beliefs from all parts of the country.”
22 new titles cover a range of both regional and metropolitan publications including the Cheshire Observer, the Royal Cornwall Gazette, the Isle of Man Times and the Nottinghamshire Guardian.
The British Library’s 19th Century Newspapers project, developed in partnership with JISC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, offers researchers greatly enhanced access to a vast archive of socially, culturally and historically important collections previously only available in the British Library’s London-based reading rooms.
Providing highly illustrated materials on topics as diverse as the war in the Crimea to ladies’ fashion, the new additions both widen and deepen this unique resource, offering users a broader cross section of British society in the 19th century.