Go World Archive in digital format

I heard a while ago about Kiseido’s plan to digitize the Go World archive, but today it’s the first time I actually saw their website at kiseidodigital.com. They say that soon there will be 3 DVDs for sale containing the whole archive (which will cost $100, according to some other source). For now they sell individual items, in PDF format, for $2.50 each. Here is a sample issue they offer. Go World magazine is awesome, I learned a lot from it over time, mainly from the game commentaries, but also from the many articles on Go theory. I enjoyed a lot “The Great Joseki Debate” series (which was later published as a book) and the 2 series article “The Magnificent Obsession: Sakata Eio and Go”, among many, many others… Here is the index of this wonderful Go magazine. Also, gobase.org has a searchable index. I bought from Kiseido all the back printed items I could find about one year ago, but since I’m still missing a lot of issues I think I’ll also buy the DVDs when they come out.

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3 Responses to “Go World Archive in digital format”

  1. VincentV says:

    I prefer to be able to actually “hold” a book (or magazine) having it on the pc is just not the same ^^.

  2. Sorin says:

    I fully agree, but digital is the only way to be able to read the complete collection – since so many back issues are not available anymore in the printed format.

  3. Romain says:

    You can hold it with an ebook reader or a tablet pc.

    You can also print them yourself once you bought the electronic version.
    (it is alowed in the sample version…)

    I think this is a very good idea and I hope it will meet a great success so they will continue in that way…