450+ issues of Astronomy Magazine Now Available in One Searchable DVD Format
(Press Release) Montreal, QC, January 31, 2012—Integration New Media, Inc. (INM), a leader in building engaging digital experiences, today announced that astronomy lovers now have access to the complete collection of Astronomy Magazine dating back to 1973 - right at their fingertips. More than 450 issues and 23 special editions of the world’s best-selling astronomy magazine are now available in one fully searchable DVD.
INM worked closely with the magazine’s publisher, Kalmbach Publishing, to bring 37 years’ worth of issues into an interactive digital format. Astronomy enthusiasts can quickly search through the entire collection of Astronomy Magazine to find their favorite articles, photographs and contributions by Carl Sagan, Jack Newton, Richard Berry and other reputable scientists and authors.
The DVD also features a special video introduction from David Eicher, the editor of Astronomy Magazine, and an unreleased issue that documents the magazine’s history.
“Specialty publishers are increasingly making the full collection of their magazines available to readers,” said Aveline Sodji, Project Manager at INM. “Hobbyists and subject matter enthusiasts often buy or collect every issue of a publication, making storing the 400+ issues and finding a specific article very challenging.”
With the DVD version of Astronomy Magazine, readers can immediately zero-in on the article they’re looking for by doing a keyword or phrase search, as well as casually browse each issue by date. Moreover, they can save their favorite issues on their hard drive, or print out articles of interest.
Response from readers has been extremely positive: “This is great, especially the option to search through text. I will give my library of Astronomy Magazine (about 20 years’ worth) to an astronomy club close to my house,” said one reviewer. “I had high hopes, and this was so much more than I imagined … Beg, borrow, or steal the money to get this. You will be extremely pleased,” said another reviewer.
Astronomy Magazine is the third publication that Kalmbach Publishing has brought to market in DVD format with the help of INM. The other two DVDs include the Complete Collection of Model Railroader and the Complete Collection of Trains Magazine.
You can purchase the “The Complete Collection” of Astronomy Magazine for $149.95 in the Kalmbach Bookstore. http://www.kalmbachstore.com/15130.html
About Kalmbach Publishing
Kalmbach Publishing Co. is a privately held publisher that, in addition to Astronomy, produces the leading magazines in railroading (Trains), bird-watching (Birder’s World), the art and business of writing (The Writer), model railroading (Model Railroader), beaded jewelry-making (BeadStyle and Bead & Button), and scale modeling (FineScale Modeler). For more information, visit http://www.kalmbach.com
About Integration New Media
Integration New Media (INM) helps companies create rich user experiences in both online and offline environments. With projects ranging from rich internet applications through to interactive sales and marketing tools and electronic libraries, INM has developed solutions for organizations large and small in a variety of different industries. For over 20 years now, INM has offered organizations top-level interactive project consulting and development services as well as a successful line of products. For more information, visit http://www.INM.com