Digital library leader Scribd has acquired SlideShare

Today, we’re announcing that digital library leader Scribd has acquired LinkedIn’s SlideShare.

Scribd’s mission is to change the way the world reads by providing people with unparalleled access to the world’s best content. Its global platform offers millions of high-quality, informative and engaging user-uploaded documents. This includes study guides, business templates, self-published stories, and much more. On September 24, Scribd will begin operating the Slideshare business, its 100 million users, along with its presentation upload and hosting tools, and tremendous archive of presentations and documents.

LinkedIn acquired SlideShare in May 2012 at a time when it was becoming clear that professionals were using LinkedIn for more than making professional connections. Over the last eight years, the SlideShare team, product, and community has helped shape the content experience on LinkedIn. We’ve incorporated the ability to upload, share, and discuss documents on LinkedIn.

Please read Scribd’s announcement welcoming SlideShare to their community here. We are not disclosing the financial terms of the deal.