Free App, Free Snippets: The British Newspaper Archive Launches iOS App
View fascinating articles, images and adverts from the British Newspaper Archive for free on your iPhone. Read daily stories from over 200 years of historical newspapers, learn what happened on this day in history, discover reports reflecting today’s news and enjoy amusing snippets dating back to the 1700s.
This app provides some free content and also serves (as you might expect) as a promotional tool to encourage readers to buy access to more articles.
Users can read snippets in the app but to view in a web browser you’ll purchase access.
Finally, if you’re not an iOS user the snippets are available on the The British Newspaper Archive Facebook page.
The British News Archive is made available in partnership with the British Library.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.