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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Life for Old Mags

Computerworld: Google Inc. announced late yesterday that it's teaming up with a slew of publishers to give old magazines new life -- by bringing them online.

Users will be able to search for current and old magazines, like New York Magazine, Popular Mechanics and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, through Google Book Search, according to a blog post by Dave Foulser, a software engineer at Google.

"Over time, as we scan more articles, you'll see more and more magazines appear in Google Book Search results," wrote Foulser. "Eventually, we'll also begin blending magazine results into our main search results, so you may begin finding magazines you didn't even know you were looking for.

UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds notes that there's now 106 years of Popular Mechanics available online, for free.

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