Knox librarian comments on Britannica

From: International Business Times (New York, NY)

The Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer publish a paper edition. One of the most revered icons of the pre-digital world, the latest Encyclopaedia Britannica 32-volume edition will be the last to see print as its publisher announced this week the retirement of the book collection. Britannica launched its digital edition and multimedia CD in 1989. The Web version came out in 1994. Its most recent [print] edition, the 2010 version, was 32 volumes long and weighed 129 lbs…

“I guess it would be the end of an era if they were actually going to stop publishing it, but so long as they keep updating it … that’s fine by me,” said Jeffrey Douglas, Librarian of the College at Knox CollegeRead more…