Archive Vendor List

The information below is gathered from vendor Web sites and materials. This list is based on our knowledge of companies that make products useful for electronic archiving in news organizations. We do not accept money from any of these vendors for their listing on this page. If you know that any of this information is incorrect or you have a vendor you would like us to add to this list, please let us know ( and include as much information about the vendor as possible following the format below. We are looking for someone to help us keep this page up-to-date.

ActivePaper Daily and ActivePaper Archive
Olive Software Inc., Olive Software Inc., 13900 E Harvard Avenue #115, Aurora, CO 80111; 866-654-8387 or 720-747-1220, Fax: 720-747-1217; Sasha Frey, sashaf[at], Web:
Type: Olive transforms unstructured content into intelligent knowledge assets, enabling information discovery, effective search and future-proof preservation. Electronic publishing and long term preservation.
Product: Oliveís end-to-end electronic publishing platform understands the structure and semantics of electronic, paper, microfilm, and microfiche documents and automatically converts them to XML with highly searchable metadata preserving the look and feel of the originals.
Search Engine: Verity
File formats: electronic, paper, microfilm, and microfiche
Installed base: 400 organizations on six continents (all except Antarctica ) currently use Olive's technology to publish documents to the Web

Baseview Products Inc., 333 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1922, 734-662-5800, fax 734-662-5204,
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Archives multimedia files such as stories, graphics and photos, which can be searched via a Web browser.
Search engine:
File formats: Text, photos, graphics, etc.
Installed base: ??

Baseview Library System
Baseview Products Inc., 333 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-1922, 313-662-5800, fax 313-662-5204,
Type: Text archive
Product: Macintosh-based system works with the Baseview editorial environment. Stories are extracted from the Quark XPress pages via an XTension and are then indexed.
Database: Sonar Professional
Search engine: Sonar Professional
File formats: Quark XPress
Installed base: ??

Cumulus 5.5
Canto Software Inc., 290 Division St., Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94103; 415-703-9800, Fax: 415-703-9823;, Web:
Type: Multimedia archive
Product: Digital Asset Management system. Editions include Enterprise, Workgroup and Single User. For Enterprise and Workgroup, supported servers include Windows, Mac OS, Unix, Linux, Solaris. Clients and Single User are Macintosh and Windows. Reads and writes back IPTC data. OPI capable. Client access is software or via a Web browser.
Database: Cumulus Engine, SQL, ODBC (except Mac OS) and Oracle 8i (except Mac OS)
Search engine: Proprietary
File formats: TIFF, PICT, JPEG, GIF, EPS, QD3D, Photoshop, QuickTime, PhotoCD, AIFF, PageMaker, Quark XPress, FreeHand, FrameMaker
Installed base: 100 (15 newspapers)

Digital Collections, DC4 System
GMTI (Gannett Media Technologies International), 151 West 4th St., Suite 201, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2744; 513-665-3777 or 800-801-3771, Fax 513-241-7219;, Web:
Type: Text, image, and ad archiving
Product: GMTI provides Digital Collections systems for news libraries, photo production and archiving, and the archiving of ads and pages. The "DC4" database systems are web browser-based, and serve as a digital resource library for both print and electronic publishing. They can also be configured for information commerce activities.
Operating Systems: AIX (IBM), UX (HP), Solaris (Sun), and Linux (running on Intel platforms)
Database: Oracle
Search engine: Oracle ConText
File formats: XML, ASCII, MS Word, QuarkXpress, JPEG, TIFF, EPS, MPEG, WAV, PDF, PSD (Photoshop), Adobe file formats, and more
Installed base: 102 systems installed in North and South America

Digital Link Gateway
Applied Graphics Technologies, Digital Imaging Systems Division, 1580 Emerson St., Rochester, NY 14606-3118, 716-277-1760, fax 716-458-0770
Type: Image archive
Product: Windows-based seamless interface to Kodak PhotoCD scans. Captured image is written to CDs for permanent storage. Allows I/O of RGB TIFF. Supports IPTC record data.
Database: SQL Server
Search engine: Proprietary
File formats: TIFF, PhotoCD, AP TIFF, Reuters JPEG
Installed base: 10 (N.Y. Daily News, U.S. News & World Report)

Digital Link(R) Online
AGTseven (Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc./Seven Worldwide)
1212 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10036; 646-366-5840, fax: 646-366-1210; or Sandra Guenther,, Web:
Type: Text
Product: Web-based asset management software to display digital files and enable users to download various resolutions, order files on CD or request print materials. Annotation schema conforms to IPTC record data and can be customized. Available as ASP (application service provider) model hosted by AGT; software also is available for purchase to operate on customer hardware. Upload single files via HTTP or batches via automated FTP process.
Database and Search engine: SQL
File formats: Virtually all digital file formats are supported including TIF, JPG, EPS, PDF, Quark XPress layouts, as well as Microsoft Office files and video/audio formats.
Installed base: 12

Unisys Corp., 122 W. John Carpenter Fwy Suite 131, Irving, TX 75039-2089, 214-541-8059, fax 214-541-8133,
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Windows clients using Windows file server
Database: Basis 2
Search engine: Basis 2
File formats: BLOBs
Installed base: ??

EOS International — EOS.Web Media
EOS International, 2292 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008 800-876-5484 or 760-431-8400 Fax: 760-431-8448,, Web:
Type: Media asset management and archiving
Product: EOS.Web Media is a highly scalable Media Access Management (MAM) solution developed for the broadcasting industry. EOS.Web Media organizes and makes available for searching and ordering tapes, cassettes, reels, clips, keyframes, audio, transcripts, and digital media assets in a collaborative, secure environment, enabling the re-use of materials - regardless of location or media type. The resulting business process improvements increase user productivity and simplify operations.
Database: MS-SQL relational database for easy data access
Search Engine: Convera RetrievalWare search engine for rapid keyword searching and browsing
File formats:
Installed base:

Explorer Archive
SAVE, NewsBank Media Services (formerly MediaStream, formerly VU/TEXT), 58 Pine St., New Canaan, CT 06883; 800-762-8182, Fax: (941) 263-3004; Tina Owens,, Web:
Type: Text and images
Product: SAVE archives all text and image elements used. SAVE supports multiple, simultaneous interfaces. Allows for connections to the database using Windows or Macintosh clients. SAVE can be hosted on a range of hardware, including IBM RS/6000, Sun SPARC, and DEC Alpha. Integrated SAVE text and image system also available.
Product: SAVEimage is a integrated archival system that links news stories with their related photos and graphics in a single system.
Product: SAVEgateway provides intranet access to your SAVE Library for internal use and access from your web site home page to your archives. Automatically transfers and builds the current day's paper on your web site using the SAVEwebmaker module.
File formats: ASCII, HTML or Rainman+ (AOL's proprietary format)
Installed base: 73

Digital Technology International, 500 West 1200 South, Orem, UT 84058-6799, 801-226-2984, fax 801-226-8438,
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Macintosh- and Windows-based clients with UNIX server handling virtually any file type, including Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand and Quark XPress.
Database: Sybase SQL
Search engine: Excalibur's RetrievalWare
File formats: Various (BLOBs)
Installed base: 16

System Integrators Inc., PO Box 13626, Sacramento, CA 95853-4626, 916-929-9481, fax 916-928-0319,
Type: Text archive
Product: Based on SII's System/66 editorial front-end, LASR allows reporters working at Coyote terminals to call up archived stories with a user interface exactly like other Coyote functions.
Database: Guardian
Search engine: Proprietary
File formats: SII text files
Installed base: 25

Cascade Systems Inc., 300 Brickstone Sq., Andover, MA 01810-1435, 508-749-7000, fax 508-749-7199,
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Networked SPARC file server with PC or Macintosh clients using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Also has WWW browser support. Supports IPTC header.
Database: Sybase SQL
Search engine: Muscat (probablistic)
Installed base: 2 (Newsday, Associated Newspapers)

Media Vault
Electronic Data Systems Inc. (EDS), 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020-1104, 212-403-6029, fax 212-403-6010,
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Windows 95, Macintosh, WWW browser (Netscape) clients. Server is Silicon Graphics workstation.
Database: UniSQL (object-oriented)
Search engine: Conquest
File formats: Various (BLOBs)
Installed base: 0

Imaging Database Applications, 10019 Howell Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, 301-627-5212
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Robust multimedia client/server. Supports Macintosh, UNIX, DOS, Windows NT
Database: Media
Search engine: ??
File formats: BLOBs
Installed base: ??

MerlinOne Inc., 17 Whitney Rd, Quincy, MA 02169, 617-328-6645, fax 617-328-9845,, Web:
Type: Multimedia
Product: Merlin4 is a digital asset system that can support many file formats. It can store, find and manage these files.
Database: Backend database is SQL Server
Search engine: Proprietary search engine that full-text indexes and searches PDF and native graphic formats. (You can search for text inside your illustrator file or text in a finished page.)
File formats: Photos, text, PDFs, graphics, QuickTime, standard such as JPG and TIFF, and native formats such as Freehand, Illustrator
Installed base: 70

IsoQuest Inc. (aka SRA International), 3900 Jermantown Rd., No. 400, Fairfax, VA 22030, 703-293-2350, fax 703-293-2353,
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Macintosh, Windows 95 and PowerMac with graphics capability. Single to 30 simultaneous users. Natural language searching. Handles more than 1 million images.
Database: Sybase
Search engine: NameTag
File formats: ASCII, TIFF, JPEG, PhotoCD, PICT, CMYK
Installed base: 0

Networked Interactive Content Access (NICA)
IBM Corporation, New Orchard Rd., Armonk, NY 10504; 860-658-6329, Fax: 720 294-2975;; David Rocha,
Type: Text, images, and PDFs
Product: NICA officially took over where the AP Preserver left off. NICA is an end-to-end digital asset management solution that provides newspaper and magazine publishers the ability to manage, archive, retrieve, and reuse publishing data such as text, images, graphics, and PDFs while offering integration with their production workflows, and editorial creation front-end systems. NICA also provides the workflow management that allows the easy repurposing of publishing content.
Database: IBM DB2 or Oracle
Search engine: Convera RetrievelWare
Platforms: IBM AIX, Sun Solaris, Linux
File formats: File-format neutral and can import any formats or media types, including JPEG, TIFF, IPTC, PSD, PDF, EPS, PS, GIF, XML, NewsML, NITF
Installed base: 18

net-linx Publishing Solutions, 1740 North Market Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95834-1997; 916-830-2400, Fax: 916-830-2413;; Web:
Type: Workflow management system and text, images, audio, and video archive
Product: Consolidates the handling of images, documents, archives, workflow and Internet.
Database: Based upon standard relational database technology from Oracle or Sybase
Search engine: Based on the functionality supplied by the databases
File formats: Images, text, audio, video, etc.
Installed base: 85

Gannett Media Technologies International, 151 West Fourth St., Suite 201, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2744, 513-665-3777, fax 513-241-7219,
Type: Image archive
Product: Windows- and Macintosh-based clients on UNIX server (they sell H-P; will use Sun, IBM, SGI, etc.). Can be configured as a Web server and use WWW browser clients. Photos can be imported from AP Leaf Picture Desk through Photoweb. DigiCol system scaled back for images only.
Database: Proprietary
Search engine: Proprietary
File formats: ASCII, JPEG, Quark XPress
Installed base: 16 (mostly Gannett)

PhotoView, NewsView, SignUp
NewsView Solutions, 143 South Main, Suite 800, Salt Lake City, UT 84111; 800-897-3271, Fax: 801-257-8818; or;
Type: Text and images
Product: Windows-based system, also has Macintosh search and retrieval client. Does both text and images (no full page display). Supports NITF and IPTC data. SignUp provides web-browser searchable archives.
Database: Folio Views
Search engine: Folio Views
File formats: ASCII, TIFF, JPEG, AP TIFF, PhotoCD
Installed base: 100

PTFS, Inc.
PTFS, Inc., 7315 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-654-8088, fax 301-654-5789,
Type: Document, image, multimedia, PDFs archive
Product: ArchivalWare(tm) is a web-based, full-text search and retrieval system. ArchivalWare(tm) allows organizations to store, access, and manage digital archive collections within one system.
Database: SQL or Oracle
Search engine: Convera
File formats: They support over 200 file formats including TIF, JPG, EPS, PDF, video, and large color formats.
Installed base: more than 200

SCC MediaServer
The Software Construction Co., 5975 Shiloh Road, Suite 106, Alpharetta, GA (USA) 30005; 770 205-5756, fax 770 205-5880;, Web: 
Type: Multimedia archive
Product: SCC MediaServer integrated text, image and graphics archive incorporates industry standard SQL database and Verity search technology. Client access is via SCC MediaGrid for Macintosh or Windows, or standard Web browser.
Database: Microsoft SQL Server
Search engine: Verity
File formats: Various (BLOBs)
Installed base: Currently more than 60 news organization installations

SD Arch
Auto-Graphica Corp., 58A Hobart St., Hackensack, NJ 07601-3909, 201-343-8585, fax 201-343-0711,
Type: Image and text archive
Product: SD Page Box, SD Browser are IBM PC or Windows 3.1 compatible. Storage capacity 50,000, unlimited with removable optical media.
Search engine:
File formats: ASCII, TIFF, JPEG, Targa
Installed base: ??

Digital Technology International,
1180 N. Mountain Springs Parkway, Springville, UT 84663; 801-853-5000, Fax 801-853-5001; Contact: Jo Ann Froelich,; Web:
Type: Web site archiving
Product: A dedicated SpeedLibrarian workstation automatically archives the site's stories, story media, ads, ad media, and pages. Librarians use SpeedLibrarian to manage the databases and the files after they have been archived. Production staff with archive privileges can search for and use archived files from within production system.
Database: Sybase SQL
Search engine: RetrievalWare
File formats: Various (BLOBs)
Installed base: 268

Stauffer Voyager Gold
Stauffer Media Systems, PO Box 1330, Joplin, MO 64802-1330, 417-782-0280, 417-782-1282
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Archiving for text and photos with DOS, Macintosh or WWW browser clients. Writes to optical disk drive (no full page display).
Database: Microsoft SQL
Search engine: Proprietary
File formats: ASCII, TIFF, JPEG
Installed base: 0

Tera Business, Via Saronno, 3 20145 Milano Italy, +39.02.4549.8658 Fax.: +39.02.4549.8659,,
Type: Text, image, PDF and multimedia archiving
Product: Web based, Machintosh compatible, Fully configurable search dialog and results display, Full text search on all fields, Archives and retrieves texts, pages, pictures and multimedia files, PDF indexing and full text retrieval, Text editing, Picture crop, Saved search management, Object grouping, Integrates logic links, Handles XML
Database: Microsoft SQL
Search engine: CPL 6.3 from Personal Librarian
File formats: XML, ASCII, PDF, TIFF Image (tif), JPEG Image (jpg), SCITEX Image (sct), PICT Image (pct), PCX Image (pcx), BMP Image (bmp), GIF Image (gif), PhotoCD Image (pcd), Encapsulated Postscript (eps), EPS DCS Image (eps), EPS with TIFF preview (eps), EPS with PICT pw (MAC) (eps), EPS with Windows, Meta File (eps), IPTC comment/image
Installed base: 150

Thunderstone Software, 11115 Edgewater Dr, Cleveland, OH 44102, 216-631-8544
Type: Image and text archive
Product: Macintosh or Windows clients, can have WWW Browser interface with HTML documents. Search engine has on/off thesaurus, weighted search results.
Database: Texis (proprietary)
Search engine: Metamorph (proprietary)
File formats: TIFF, GIF, JPEG, PDF, EPS
Installed base: 1

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Last updated: 05/02/07
This list of archiving systems is based on one compiled by M.J. Crowley and David Cole in 1995 .
Carolyn Edds