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SI OPENS THE VAULT

March 17, 2008

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Today’s New York Times has awesome news from Sports Illustrated:

Starting THIS Thursday the magazine will introduce The Vault, a free site within SI.com that contains all the words Sports Illustrated has ever published and many of the images, along with video and other material, in a searchable database.

For free.

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SI may not be able to compete with contemporary media organizations, but THEY OWN THE PAST, baby!

According to the New York Times:

Sports Illustrated, which faces fierce daily, even hourly, competition with ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and others, has something its main rivals do not: a 53-year trove of articles and photos, most of it from an era when the magazine dominated the field of long-form sports writing and color sports photography.

Update: I’ve been playing around with the SI site, and some of this stuff is pretty cool. Did you know you can call up any cover in the history of the magazine?

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Playing with these magazine covers is fun and addicting. But where does it end?

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Oops!