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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Encyclopedic knowledge

This profile of in the Encyclopaedia Britannica editor in chief Dale Hoiberg University of Chicago Magazine includes this on the publication's recent past
"The company has been profitable for more than ten years running, after a rough patch in the 1990s as it made the transition from print to digital. Britannica’s old encyclopedia competitors have largely fallen off the map, says communications director Tom Panelas, AM’79: 'It’s pretty much us and Wikipedia.'"
and its future.
"Hoiberg sees the encyclopedia’s new format as rich with possibilities, able to track current trends and, once old editions are digitized, to trace the history of a given topic over time."
(In case you're wondering, the article does not mention Great Books of the Western World.)

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