Google Set to Begin Scanning Newspaper Archives

by admin September 9, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Google says it will ask permission from the publisher before it scans old issues

Newspapers want to go digital. This should be no surprise considering that the largest newspapers in the world are looking for ways to cut fixed costs, the majority of which are associated with printing and delivery of their traditional newspapers.

Newspapers are looking to move from the traditional printed paper we are all used to into a digitally delivered content via a device like the Plastic Logic product DailyTech reported on yesterday. In addition to delivering current news digitally, many newspapers are actively looking for ways to monetize their often vast back catalog of issues.

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