80 Years of The New Yorker Released on DVD
More than 4,000 issues of The New Yorker magazine spanning 80 years are now available on a set of eight DVDs.
The New Yorker partnered with LizardTech, a software solutions company and provider of digital magazine technology, to produce "The Complete New Yorker" DVD set. LizardTech used its DjVu technology to enable the compression of the massive collection onto DVDs. Consumers can then read the issues in The New Yorker's custom-made page viewer which comes already embedded in the DVDs.
Developed in AT&T Research Labs, LizardTech's DjVu technology electronically scans The New Yorker's issues, producing digital replicas comparable to the visual quality of the original issues. The project required processing more than half a million color scans resulting in files with a far better image quality than JPEG.
"[LizardTech's] software provided an essential element to 'The Complete New Yorker,'" says Edward Karis, general counsel at The New Yorker. "Since The New Yorker is very text heavy, we needed a solution that maintained the quality of our letters even at greatly compressed levels. That is exactly what DjVu achieved."
"The Complete New Yorker" consists of decades of stories, cartoons and images, and is available now for a suggested retail price of $100.