Geographical, the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, announced today the launch of its complete 81-year archive in partnership with Exact Editions. Previously, only 10 years of back issues had been available.
Full press release below:
London, 21st June 2016
Geographical launches complete digital archive.
Geographical, the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, has today announced the launch of its complete 81 year archive in conjunction with digital publishing specialists Exact Editions.
Previously, ten years of back issues had been available, but as of today leading institutions including universities, government departments, colleges and libraries will be able to instantly access all issues, dating back to 1935, via the app or online. This allows users to browse more than 600 issues on their preferred device, with IP authentication allowing users access both on and off site.
Exact Editions’ in-depth search technology allows users to get the most out of this vast resource. Users can search for a term across a specific issue, year, decade or the whole archive, and then also to bookmark the relevant pages. Every single word is covered by the Exact Editions search system.
With the launch of this archive, readers can discover the initial aim of Geographical magazine, as stated in the Editor’s forward in the first issue of May 1935. The aim was ‘to do something which has never before been attempted’: to provide readers with wide-ranging and authoritative articles concerning issues faced by people across the globe. Since that first issue, Geographical has been living up to that grand ambition, covering everything from history and economics to sports and leisure, in both familiar and far-flung places. It has become one of the leading titles in its field, consistently producing a beautifully designed magazine filled with stunning photography and great writing.
See Geographical in the Exact Editions store to discover more about a subscription which allows users to gain access to this invaluable archive, and to stay informed on a global level as each new issue of Geographical continues its explorations:
Exact Editions’ Managing Director, Daryl Rayner said: “We are excited to work with Syon Publishing to make such a rich resource available to individuals and institutions worldwide. We are especially pleased to be offering subscriptions at a reduced rate to schools, so that young people can have access to a magazine which encourages them to engage with the wider world.”
Since its launch in 1935, Geographical has been producing informative, authoritative and educational content, which covers a wide range of subject areas, including geography, culture, wildlife and exploration, all illustrated with superb photography.
About Exact Editions:
Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. We’re a team of producers, developers and designers who turn books and periodicals with archives into dynamic, user friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.
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