You can now search Welsh newspapers online free of charge.
The National Library of Wales (NLW) has launched a beta version of its new website Welsh Newspapers Online, which currently lets you search and access over 250,000 pages from 24 newspaper publications up to 1910. This will grow to over a million pages, as more publications are added during 2013.
Welsh Newspapers Online Beta is part-funded by the Strategic Capital Investment Fund and the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
THe NLW says: “Welsh Newspapers Beta is still in development, and we will be fixing the following bugs and adding the following features over the next few months:
- the ability to download and email article citations;
- the ability to download PDF files;
- advanced search;
- displaying newspaper edition statements;
- support for touch-screen devices;
- accuracy of date range selector on homepage;
- searching non-alphabetic characters.
“In the meantime, please let us know what you think about the site using the ‘Contact Us’ link located on the bottom of every page.”