Hot on the heels of its copyright settlement with book publishers, Google has recently announced deals with some leading magazine publishers to add backissues of magazines to the Google Book Search. And, in common with the deal agreed with book publishers (not yet finalised), it’s offered to split ad revenues.
This particular deal is aimed at old magazines, most of which would no doubt have to go through the same scanning and digitising process that Google has mastered in the course of adding millions of books to its Book Search database. While the articles can only be found through Google Book Search at the moment, over time results with be integrated into the normal Google search results, the company says.
Read the official Google Blog entry.