Google has announced that it is teaming up with a slew of publishers to bring old magazines back to life, by making them available online. The move is yet another step towards their goal of organizing the world’s information and comes two years after the tech search giant embarked on a scheme to scan and index millions of books.
The magazines have been scanned and digitized, and are presented alongside Book Search results using a similar interface to the one Google recently developed for archived newspapers. The new offering allows users to browse magazine covers and look into individual issues, which will be available exactly the same way as they first appeared in print, including all the ads. Among the more notable publications are Popular Science, Men's Health, Maximum PC, and New York Magazine. Also, as part of the deal, magazine publishers are getting links leading users back to the publication's site.