Google Announces Digital Magazine Archive Project
In a move that some are calling further vindication for the digital magazine, Google announced this week its plans to create digital archives of decades of consumer magazine print editions. For publishers who choose to participate, the Google magazine archive will make available entire issues in the Google Book Search reader -- where the issues will be fully searchable. Eventually, the search giant plans to include the archive in its main search results page as well.
Participating magazines at this point include New York, Popular Science, Ebony, Popular Mechanics, Town & Country and more.
For a look at the magazine archive, click here.
For more on Google's announcement this week, see Bob Sacks' Media Vent.