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Reed Tech and Internet Archive Announce Agreement

11/11/2013 | 07:56am US/Eastern

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. (www.reedtech.com), part of the LexisNexis family, today announced an agreement with the Archive-It service at the Internet Archive to jointly market and sell Archive-It, and continue to support the growing community of organizations currently using the service. The agreement combines the commercial archiving experience and resources of Reed Tech with the breadth and depth of the Internet Archive, the largest publicly available web archive in existence and the foremost provider of web archiving services for the cultural heritage marketplace.

First launched at the Internet Archive in early 2006, Archive-It has been providing a sophisticated and flexible solution to a broad range of organizations and institutions focused on creating and managing collections of web content. The service has a core mission of ensuring the availability and access of curated web collections specifically developed to provide continuous, open and multi-generational access.

Affiliating with the team at Reed Tech, Archive-It will materially expand its capacity to meet the steadily growing and often unique needs of the cultural heritage market. The Archive-It and Reed Tech teams will be working closely to broaden visibility including expanded access to a broader range of organizations and a diverse set of use cases.

"The Archive-It team is excited to collaborate with Reed Tech in ways that we think will benefit our existing and future partner organization base," said Kristine Hanna, Director of Archiving Services at Internet Archive. "Our communities' goals and objectives always come first; and as their web archiving needs become more nuanced and comprehensive, we want to continue to deliver an effective and reliable solution that meets those needs - now and in the future. Joining forces with an organization like Reed Tech allows us to do just that."

"Reed Tech is honored to be engaged in the alliance supporting and expanding the Archive-It mission to deliver world class digital collection and access services to a worldwide portfolio of clients," said Dave Ballai, CIO/VP commercial solutions at Reed Tech. "The business combination expands the range of capabilities for further developing and delivering the Archive-It service to a steadily growing array of cultural heritage institutions."

About Internet Archive

The Internet Archive (http://archive.org/) is a non-profit, library based in San Francisco, CA that has been archiving the web since 1996. The Internet Archive maintains one of the largest, public digital archives in the world - www.archive.org, a freely-accessible archive of over 360 billion web pages harvested from 1996 to the present, as well as over three million digital texts, hundreds of thousands of still and moving images, video and audio files, millions of hours of television, and tens of thousands of software titles and educational resources. Internet Archive provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. Since 2002, the Internet Archive has been working in collaboration with universities, libraries, archives, museums, research institutes, and private firms around the globe to define best practices to digitize resources and to develop digital collections and tools to foster collection and ingest characterization, preservation, data mining, access and research of digital content.

About Archive-It

Archive-It (www.archiveit.org) is a subscription based service launched in early 2006 at the Internet Archive. The service enables organizations to build, manage and preserve collections of web content. The service includes hosting of the data, access, and two copies stored in perpetuity. The service currently has almost 300 partner organizations in 46 U.S. states and 16 countries. These organizations have created over 2300 public collections which are browse-able and searchable at www.archiveit.org.

About Reed Technology

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., part of the LexisNexis® family, serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise required in the technology-focused fields of Web Archiving, IP services, and Life Sciences. Reed Tech Archives offers website and social media capture that can be easily archived and forensically preserved (www.reedarchives.com). These capabilities support capture of trademark infringement as well as compliance and e-discovery needs. Reed Tech Archives provides these services to law firms, corporate accounts, government and the financial industry.

Reed Tech also has worked in the patent arena since 1970 and has electronically captured and prepared for publication well over half of all US patents ever granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Reed Tech Patent Advisor? is a new service, revolutionizing the patent acquisition process to make obtaining a patent a more strategic and predictable process. Finally, Reed Tech provides fully-validated, high quality Structured Product Labeling (SPL) conversions and related content management services for the life sciences industry.

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc.
Rod Wittenberg, 215-441-6479
Director Reed Tech Archives

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