Economist and Guardian will post archives on the Internet

    Two popular British publications at once - The Economist and The Guardian - this week announced plans to put their archival materials on the Internet.

    On Thursday it became known that The Economist weekly will post materials on its website for 160 years - from 1843 to 2003. Archived materials of the journal will be available from December by subscription. Currently, materials from the last 12 months are available for free on

    On Monday the intention to publish online all of its materials in 1821 reportedThe Guardian newspaper. The launch of the archive, which will contain The Guardian materials from 1821 to 1975 and the Sunday edition of The Observer from 1900 to 1975, is scheduled for November 3. During the first month, access to the archive will be free, and then - paid. The rest of the materials (including The Observer articles from 1791) will be added early next year.

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