Newspaper Companies Can Learn From The Guardian Digital Archive

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By: Michael Kozlowski | The Guardian

Newspapers often do not have a long shelf life at your local library and often disintegrate over a long period of time. The Guardian and Observer newspapers have been documenting worldwide news since 1791. So lets say you want to pick up old issue and read about life on the battlefields of the Napoleonic Wars or the first Wimbledon, suffice to say you would be very hard pressed to find it. The Guardian relaunched their digital archive in late 2012, which provides 1.2 million replica pages, 13 million articles and 7,000 photographs. Most newspaper companies do not have such a storied history of content, but selling archived back-issues is good business.

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