May 24, 2022

Digitization Projects: Forbes and EBSCO Partner to Create Digital Archive of Entire Publication Backfile From 1917-2000

From Forbes:

Forbes [recently] announced an agreement with EBSCO Information Services to create Forbes Digital Archive, a digital archive of the entire Forbes backfile with content from 1917 to 2000.

EBSCO is providing Forbes with a version of their own EBSCOhost database so that Forbes employees may search for content dating back to 1917.  The fully searchable archive provides analysis on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles.

In exchange EBSCO has rights to monetize Forbes’ complete archive

This agreement is an example of how Forbes continues to find innovative ways to succeed in the digital age, by providing ground-breaking access to a comprehensive archive of authoritative information spanning the 20th century,” said Sue Radlauer, Forbes Director of Research Services.

“The agreement with Forbes allows EBSCO to provide researchers unrivaled electronic access to the world’s top business news in a fully searchable archive of one of the preeminent business magazines ever published,” said EBSCO Senior Vice President of Product Management, Michael Laddin.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.