An offer worth of money: "E-Clipping"
A comfortable archive is indispensable for an electronic newspaper - this is shown by the number of E-Paper requests with the Rhein-Zeitung.
Up to half of the workday average of more than 20000 page-impressions (peak so far 41000) are supported by the enquiry function. Accordingly, preliminary market research for the chargeable service has disclosed that readers would most likely pay for the use of the archive.
The idea was to consequently couple the archive function with a tool that primarily appeals to companies, administrations and clubs: An automatic clipping service. This provides the subscriber with a tool to set up various query profiles. Right after the E-Paper production, E-Paper searches through all issues subscribed and sends the results to any eMail address, alternatively as click list or as text collection.
"wie gedruckt" (as printed)
As this kind of user also prefers to see any article or article block as printed, this function was programmed, too. Already in the article view, it is available as function "wie gedruckt" - however, for subscribers only.
E-Clipping has become an interesting service, which Rhein-Zeitung expects to provide by February at an extra charge.