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November 20, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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LIFEís Photo Archive Available on Google

Time, Inc. (www.timeinc.com) has announced that access to LIFE’s photo archive—more than 10 million images in total—will be available on a new hosted image service from Google. The company says that 97% of the photographs have never been seen by the public. These images can be found when conducting a search on Google.com or on Google Image Search. Users can also search through the LIFE collection directly by visiting http://images.google.com/hosted/life.

The LIFE photo archive featured on Google will be among the largest professional photography collections on the web and one of the largest scanning projects ever undertaken. Millions of images have been scanned and made available on Google Image Search now with all 10 million images to be available in the coming months.

All keywords are translated into 16 different languages. LIFE’s photo archive will be scanned and available on Google Image Search free for personal and research purposes. Copyright and ownership of all images will remain with Time, Inc.

In addition to housing some of the most important images taken by LIFE photographers, the LIFE photo archive also includes the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination; the Mansell Collection from London; Dahlstrom glass plates of New York and environs from the 1880s; Hugo Jaeger Nazi-era Germany 1937–1944; DMI red-carpet celebrity shots; Pix, Inc. personalities; and the entire works left to the collection from LIFE photographers Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili, and Nina Leen.

Source: Time, Inc.



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