Thursday, July 01, 2010

Irish Newspaper Archives now available

Following the unprecedented number of comments in response to our extended trial, we have now purchased 15 years' access to Irish Newspaper Archives. Access is now available from or through our e-Newspapers or Historical Collections online pages. Catalogue records for the individual newspapers within Irish Newspaper Archives will be available soon.

The Irish Newspaper Archive contains over 6 million pages in over 500,000 issues of Irish Newspaper publications. With national daily editions such as the Irish Independent, regional weekly editions including the Connacht Tribune, Kerryman and Anglo-Celt and out of print publications such as the Freeman's Journal and The Nation. Spanning back as far as 1763 with issues been converted from microfilm and running right up to current date where more recent issues are presented in full color. The contents of all issues are fully text searchable and reflect the full context and layout of each page.

This year the full archives of the Irish Press will be added to the site and seven Northern Irish titles are in the process of being uploaded. In the future, significant historical titles such as the Butte Independent and An Gael from the States will be added.

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