Newsplan - national
Background: A national overview
Phase 1 of the national Newsplan 2000 project reached a very successful conclusion. 1,350 newspaper titles, including some lengthy runs of 150 years or more, were preserved on 30,000 reels of microfilm.
A national overview of Newsplan, can be found at www.bl.uk/concord/linc/newsplan.html
The British Library has now ceased the microfilming of newspapers and closed the British LIbrary Microfilm Unit. Information about NEWSPLAN 2000 Microfilm orders and a complete list of titles that have been microfilmed by the NEWSPLAN2000 Project can be found at: http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/atyourdesk/newscopy/micro/microfilm.html
NEWSPLAN at the British Library
British Newspaper Archive - this is separate to Newsplan but will be of interest to researchers wishing to access historic newspapers. The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library. This is a subscription service and is available also through a number of East Midlands and East of England libraries. See: Electronic resources in public libraries