Exact Editions – IDPD17

This year brings us the inaugural International Digital Preservation Day, organised by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by digital preservation networks, institutions and universities world-wide. The commendable drive behind IDPD17 is to encourage institutions and individuals to celebrate resources which have been preserved and to encourage initiatives to be taken for the future.

Exact Editions works to build, preserve and deliver complete online archives for libraries and individual subscribers. The aim is to make every magazine on the platform fully searchable, easy to access and as readable as the print version, serving to secure objects of cultural importance for future generations.

To read more about the cultural importance of magazines, and why they should be preserved, take a look at this post: https://blog.exacteditions.com/2017/11/28/preserving-magazines/

The digitisation of an archive involves numerous challenges such as; creating a fluid platform on which to view the archive and maintaining a perfect digital standard through quality control. At Exact Editions the production team has mastered this process so that thousands of pages are now safe, saved from their perilous paper existence.

To see all the work which goes into digitising an archive, look out for our forthcoming blog to be released on digital preservation day!

When we heard about IDPD17, Exact Editions, and our publishing partners, were very keen to join the digital celebration — and we know you can’t turn up to a digital preservation party without bringing your own bytes to eat. So in the spirit of this digital fiesta we’ve opened up 36 issues to the public for a one month period. Twelve of our publisher partners have kindly allowed us to open three issues from their beautiful magazines.

You can browse these windows into cultural history here: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/showcases/idpd2017

Every single page, issue, year, decade and archive is fully searchable by keyword on the Exact Editions platform. So make sure to explore the free issues in their entirety and have fun with the platform. For example; the 1999 issue of New Internationalist which covers the Radical Twentieth Century surely must mention Che Guevara, right?

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Search results for ‘Che Guevara’ in the January 1999 issue of New Internationalist

Make the most of our easy-to-use toolbar which is located at the bottom of every page on the website. Share your favourite pages on social media channels, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and tag us in any pages which catch your eye!

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Moonlight feature from the March 2017 issue of Sight & Sound

Jokes and freebies aside, Digital Preservation is a potent issue in the modern world. We have the unprecedented opportunity to preserve our history and culture for the future, and Exact Editions is proud to participate in an event dedicated to crystallising our digital legacy.

If you want to hear more from us, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/exacteditions

To see what other magazines we work with, visit our shop pages:

Individual Shop: https://shop.exacteditions.com/ 
Institutional Shop: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/

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Transition Free Press joins the Apple Newsstand

We’re thrilled to announce that Transition Free Press has joined the Exact Editions webstore, and is now making it’s debut in the Apple Newsstand.

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Transition Free Press is a quarterly newspaper, built around the idea of sustainable communities and towns, with emphasis on the environment and community spirit. The focus is always on solutions, so if you’re looking for a positive and inspiring break from the standard doom-and-gloom press, this is the title for you!

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The app incorporates all the features you’ve come to expect from Exact Editions (comprehensive search, offline bookmarked content and social media sharing, to name a few) and also comes with ground-breaking ByPlace™ technology enabled.

Available on the App Store

Your Cotswold Family Online!

New to the App Store and Exact Editions webstore comes the lovely lifestyle magazine Your Cotswold Family.

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It doesn’t matter if you live in the Cotswolds or are just planning a visit, this magazine has something for everyone. It’s much more than just a parenting magazine, with ideas for days out, fantastic gift ideas and much, much more!

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The app is loaded with all the features you’ve come to expect from Exact Editions, such as social media sharing, in-depth text search and the cutting-edge ByPlace geo-promotion technology.

Available on the App Store

A Shock to the System

 

It’s bold, it’s beautiful and now it’s on your iPad.

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System is a fashion magazine unlike any other; it doesn’t just report on the world of haute-couture, it challenges it to do more, taking you straight into the minds of some of the biggest names in fashion and design.

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Asking the questions no one else will, System gets under the skin of the fashion world. So if you want to avoid ennui and go where no other magazine can take you, head over to Exact Editions and get your subscription today.

Available on the App Store

European Business gets a Fresh New Look

The European Business Review makes it’s debut in the Exact Editions webstore and Apple Newsstand today! Joining its sister titles, The World Financial Review and The European Financial Review, The European Business Review offers academic and professional insights into the European business environment. If you’re consider doing business on the continent, this journal is a must-have resource.

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Packed with all the features you’ve come to expect from Exact Editions, the app also incorporates ByPlace™technology, so keep your eyes peeled for exclusive free access!

Available on the App Store