Notes and Comments / Nouvelles brèves - Atlantic Canada Newspaper Survey Is Now Online

Notes and Comments / Nouvelles brèves

Atlantic Canada Newspaper Survey Is Now Online

1 The Advisory Board of the Atlantic Canada Newspaper Survey is pleased to announce that their data base has been released for general use by the public. This research tool, which indexes the contents of newspaper advertisements for goods and services appearing in principal East Coast newspapers before 1900, has been almost ten years in the making and is still under development. On a number of occasions progress reports from various project centres have appeared in the Material History Bulletin. The data base at present contains 30,000 documents with several thousand further records researched. Participants in the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) or the Trillium Network are able to access ACNS by using the prompt command, "BEGIN, ACNS" after signing onto the networks. Other users are able to make arrangements by contacting the Canadian Heritage Information Network, Department of Communications, 12th Floor, Journal Towers South, Ottawa, Ontario, KlA 0C8. A Users' Guide is also available from CHIN.