Full text of The New York Times dating from 1980 to the present will be available online under an agreement between Knight-Ridder Information and the New York Times Information Services Group. Dialog and Datastar online services will distribute the service beginning during the first quarter of 1996. Under the agreement, Knight-Ridder will provide access on the day of publication to searchers worldwide, with North American customers able to access a 90-day archive of full-text newspaper issues and searchers in other locations able to access both full-text issues or abstracts of the publication depending on the publication date. Knight-Ridder will also compile online and CD-ROM "topical collections" of specialized news issues dating back to 1980.
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