Encyclopedia Britannica, the world’s oldest English-language encyclopedia and proud of libraries all over world has announced that it will stop printing the series of book and going to become digital. Encyclopedia Britannica has publishing print edition for more than 200 years. The first book-form of Encyclopedia Britannica has been in printed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1768.
“This has nothing to do with Wikipedia or Google,” Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. President Jorge Cauz said. “This has to do with the fact that now Britannica sells its digital products to a large number of people.”
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According to President Mr. Jorge Cauz, 1990 was the top year for printed encyclopedia in which they sold 120,000 sets. After 6 years later the number fell down to 40,000. Sometimes this may be one of the reasons to take such decision and go for digital form.
Online versions of the encyclopedia now serve more than 100 million people around the world, the company said, and are available on mobile devices. One of the major disadvantage of the online version is it requires a computer or devices with an internet connection.
Here is some spot news from heavy weight in Medias like washingtonpost.com, telegraph.co.uk for Encyclopedia Britannica’s decision.
Encyclopedia Britannica: A glowing review from The Post in 1895
Sad news for bookworms and pedants everywhere today, as the world’s oldest English-language encyclopedia is going out of print. Encyclopedia Britannica has been published in heavy volumes for the last 244 years. But with mounting financial losses, the encyclopedia said today it will continue on solely in digital form…by Elizabeth Flock,www.washingtonpost.com
Encyclopaedia Britannica stops printing after more than 200 years
The publisher is ditching its weighty tomes to concentrate on an internet version, after recognising that knowledge was changing so quickly that the they were becoming obsolete as soon as they were issued.
Its handsomely-presented volumes have been in print since they were first published in Edinburgh in 1768….by telegraph.co.uk