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archive program

Software that compresses multiple files and folders into a single file (the "archive"). If a folder or a hierarchy of folders is compressed, the file/folder relationship is maintained within the archived file, and it is restored when the archive is decompressed back to its original state. Although there are numerous compression formats, many archive programs (archivers) support the very popular ZIP format. See archive, archive formats, ZIP file and data compression.
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We're proud to be a part of this landmark newspaper archive program which recognizes the unique history and perspective that exists in America's small towns like ours."
Customers of the Gale Electronic Archive Program will pay a one-time fee to purchase available backfile content through the end of the previous year.