OLD Media Moves

FT's 120-year archives now online

December 1, 2009

Chris Tryhorn of The Guardian in London reports that the Financial Times and a partner have placed the paper’s archives, dating back to 1888, on the Internet.

Tryhorn writes, “Educational publisher Cengage Learning has digitised the FT’s archive of about 790,000 pages from its foundation in 1888 to the end of 2006.

“That means all articles can be searched individually for their content as well as being viewable in the context of the page and issue where they appeared, alongside adverts and market listings.

“The archive, being launched today at the Online Information Show at Olympia, west London, will become available for subscription or one-off purchase to all academic, public and government libraries in mid-January, with revenues from the venture to be shared between the FT and Cengage.

“‘The FT has very strong appeal to anybody in business history, economic history and financial history, and since the 1960s it has expanded its range into management, investment and subjects of interest to the general business community,’ said Mark Holland, the publishing director for Gale Cengage Learning, Europe Middle East and Africa.”

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