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Posted - 02-07-2015

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What’s new? 6 new features you will find on the Welsh Newspapers Online website

The new Welsh Newspapers Online website has recently been unveiled, but what has changed? Here are 6 things that have been added to the new website:

 

1.  More pages

The new website contains 400,000 additional pages of digitised newspapers, some in new titles and others added to titles that were already on the website. If you would like to know which titles and content are new to the website, go to the project’s About page.

 

 

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2.  A design that responds to your device

The website now adapts to the size of the screen that you’re using. This will improve the experience of using the resource on a tablet or mobile phone.

 

3.  Browse images

It is now possible for you to browse images in the newspapers based on five sub-categories: cartoons, graphs, illustrations, maps and photographs. It’s a great way of discovering content that is visually striking, and we expect this to be a very popular feature on the new website.

 

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4.  Advanced search

The advanced search allows you to set paramaters on your search from the outset, and enables ‘boolean’ searching. For more information on undertaking a boolean search, go to the new website’s Help page.

 

5.  Cite on Wikipedia

Now you can link articles in the newspapers to one of the most popular websites in the world by using the ‘Cite on Wikiedia’ button which features under each article title to the right of the page viewer. This will give you a code which can then be inserted into a Wikipedia page to cite the article as a source.

 

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6. Separating content according to language (Welsh/English)

It is now possible to restrict searches based on language for the first time, which will facilitate the use of the resource for users who cannot read Welsh. Please note that this distinction has been based on the language of the publication’s title rather than at article level, and Welsh language content may therefore slip through the filter when limiting the search only to English publications.

 

We will continue to look at ways of improving Welsh Newspapers Online resource and would welcome your comments and suggestions. Please let us know what you think about the site using the ‘Contact Us‘ link located on the bottom of every page.

 

Dafydd Tudur

This post is also available in: Welsh

2 responses

There seems to be several facilities missing that now make the site less user friendly
1. the search keyword is not highlighted in the text making it more difficult to find the item

2. the lists at the side showing nos of hits for categories of item no longer given.

3. The list at the side showing hits per sections of year no longer given.

Maybe I have missed the way of getting these facilities – would be pleased to hear your comments.

Pat

Pat Powell

Commented July 2, 2015 / 16:46:14

Hello
I have been back into the service and all is well now.
I don’t know what happened before but I definitely had the problems I mentioned.
Now everything seems to work well and the items that should be highlighted are being.
Thank you if you made some corrections.
Pat

Pat Powell

Commented July 2, 2015 / 19:50:45

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