Encyclopedia Britannica

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Now Hot: Print Copies of Encyclopaedia Britannica

Only 1K sets of the print edition left, and they're sort of selling like hotcakes

(Newser) - It's inevitable: The thing no one would touch with a 10-foot pole becomes a hot commodity as soon as we're told it's going away. Encyclopaedia Britannica announced three weeks ago that it wouldn't be releasing another print edition, meaning the last one available would be the... More »

Encyclopaedia Britannica to Stop Printing Books

After 244 years, it will be online only: New York Times

(Newser) - Chalk one up for the age of Wikipedia: The venerable Encyclopaedia Britannica won't be printing any more reference books, reports the New York Times . The move ends a 244-year tradition, one that struggled to compete in the digital world. A big reason: Its latest 32-volume set, printed in 2010,... More »

To Challenge Wiki, Britannica Will Let Users Edit

But edits still have to be vetted by encyclopedia's staff

(Newser) - The 241-year-old Encyclopedia Britannica is tired of being overshadowed on the web by Wikipedia, so it’s decided to start copying the competition’s defining feature: allowing users to edit and create content. Britannica will not be as laissez-faire as Wikipedia, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, as alterations to online... More »

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