On 25 July the Australian Newspapers Beta service was launched to the public. The Beta service contains 70,000 newspaper pages from 1803 onwards and additional pages are being added each week. The Library welcomes feedback on the service, and will continue development of the Beta service over the next few months. 1 .2 million pages have been scanned from microfilm. A list of the titles and date ranges scanned is available from the Selected Newspapers page on the project site.
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