A busy week for the Chronicling America team at LC. First, we learned of the database continuing to expand. CA is now home to 3.7 million digitized and indexed newspaper pages.
Today’s News? A New UI and New Features.
The big changes discussed below provide a big improvement vs. what was available prior to the new UI. We think you’ll find Chronicling America much easier to navigate and use.
The Library of Congress has made big changes to the Chronicling America Web site, giving it a new look and several new features. An exciting and prominent addition to the site is the “100 Years Ago Today” gallery, which provides front page views to century-old newspapers. Searching and navigation are improved as well – the site now enables users to see the search tool at the top of every page, to navigate within search results, to limit searching to only front pages, and to view any newspaper in “full page” mode without any extra information around the page. Users can now also subscribe to weekly updates and recent addition notices or share any page on the site through email and sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Take a look and use the Feedback [+] button to let us know what you think!
Congrats to the CA team on the launch.
See Also: Chronicling America Overview