New York City - The Scientific American archive brings together over 100 years of content highlighting advancements in science, technology, and medicine. Institutional customers can now access every issue of Scientific American back to January 1910. Scientific American, part of Nature Publishing Group (NPG), entrusted the scanning and digitization of most of the paper archives to MPS Limited's archive conversion unit, following MPS's successful digitization of NPG's flagship journal, Nature.
The MPS team designed a set of specialized in-house tools to convert each issue to XML before publishing it online. The text of the content is fully searchable and is presented in PDF form to preserve the look and feel of the original issues. Work to expand Scientific American's archive back to 1845, its first year of publication, is currently under way. Appligent Document Solutions is also assisting in the digitization of the Scientific American archive.
Scientific American's online archive reveals a wealth of treasure from the magazine's history. Gems include: a 1932 article called "And Now the Neutron;" the 1954 article prophetically entitled "Computers in Business;" the landmark 1988 single-topic issue "What Science Knows About AIDS" featuring contributors Robert C. Gallo and Luc Montagnier, the co-discoverers of HIV; and policy pieces including the 1990 Al Gore essay, "A New Initiative to Save the Planet."
Rajiv Seth, MD and CEO of MPS Limited comments: "Scientific American has had a huge influence on the development of science in the Western world, and its archives are an important insight into the history of science and technology. We are delighted to help NPG make these archives available online."
"Scientific American has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 165 years," said Diane McGarvey, Director of Ancillary Products at Scientific American. "We look forward to continuing our work with MPS Limited in the creation of the digital archive."
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