Digital newspaper publishing and the increasing demand for content across all connected devices has changed the way that the world interacts with traditionally printed publications and that trend is only getting stronger as the industry looks to the future. While analysts may say that technology and digital publishing is killing print, digitizing your publication’s archives can actually keep it alive forever.
By turning your physical archives into a searchable, digital database you’re opening up your newspaper or magazine to enormous benefits. Technology is not the enemy to print publications, but rather the life line that will help print live on for future generations.
Your publication’s past published works are just as important as your future issues. If your archives are left vulnerable to fire, water damage, theft or any other disaster, you could lose your publication’s history in an instant. By creating a digital version of your archives you’re enabling readers from around the world to experience the history of your publication like never before while simultaneously preserving your publication’s legacy for generations to come.
If your archives aren’t digitized, then every time you need to find information from a past edition you have to physically find the publication you’re looking for, flip through the pages until you’ve found the right article and then ensure that you don’t rip any pages or spill your coffee on them as you go along.
This is a long and laborious process that costs time and resources. Imagine having every issue of your publication’s history in an easily searchable, social media connected and indexed database instead? Want to showcase some of your best works from the last 20 years? Now, it’s as easy as doing a Google search. Instead of spending hours pouring over the actual publications, you can have the information you need at your fingertips in an instant.
Let’s face it, if your publication has been around for a while, it takes a lot of space to store your archives. And if you need your archives on-site in order to use them as an information resource it doesn’t leave a lot of flexibility about where your offices can be located and how your writers and editors can work.
By digitizing your archives, you’ll be able to securely store your physical archives off-site and enable your work force greater flexibility. Now, if you need to move your offices to a new location, you don’t need the extra storage space to handle your archives. Allowing you to reduce costs in rent and streamline your offices. Not to mention the fact that your writers can now be located anywhere in the world and still be connected to the roots of what makes your publication great.
If you’re looking for an all-inclusive solution to digitize your archives or need more information on how digital newspaper publishing can help your newspaper or magazine contact us today.