The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) was established by the British Library and FindmyPast with the goal of digitising 40 million pages over ten years - you can read about the project's aims at www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/help/about.
The project is almost at that target, sitting now at 39,857,086 pages. The question is, what happens next? So, I asked...!
I'm sure there is plenty for them to get on with - great news!
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