German Language Brockhaus Encyclopedia Becoming Online Only Reference Resource
From Deutsche Welle:
Brockhaus, the printed German equivalent of the Encyclopedia Britannica, was deemed a thing of the past on Sunday. Its publisher, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann, quashed, however, rumors of a complete end, saying online updates would continue.
The subsidiary Wissensmedia [translated as Knowledge Media] said “for still some years to come” its editorial team in Gütersloh in northern Germany would draw on “numerous” experts and scientists as authors.
In February, Bertelsmann ceased deliveries of remaining print copies to the retail book trade, which once accounted for 85 percent of earnings from Brockhaus, but left open the question on whether it would continue to electronically update the collection.
On Sunday, the publishing house confirmed that the 300,000 articles in Brockhaus would “be further updated” for signed-up customers.
These include schools, universities, commercial enterprises and repositories such as the Bavarian State Library.
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