DER SPIEGEL ("the mirror" in German), Europe's biggest magazine, will open its archive beginning of 2008. As announced the publisher's subsidiary company SPIEGELnet and the Wissen Media Group will set up SPIEGEL Wissen. There the SPIEGEL articles starting from 1947 will be combined with content from Wikipedia and the Bertelsmann-Lexika. Only the current issue needs a subscription.
It's a great step and a lot of knowledge will be made freely accessible. I am looking forward to see how they will implement the mashup of the different sources.
[via Wikemedia Blog]