Britannica launches a new web-based e-book service

June 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

Big news from Britannica today, they just launched a new web-based e-books product.  The first 15 pages of each single-volume, illustrated title are free.  Libraries can contact Britannica for pricing. Here is more information from the press release:  Students in elementary school through college can easily access hundreds of high-quality books on the subjects they’re […]

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2 million images in Britannica’s Image Quest

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off

From an Encyclopaedia Britannica Press Release:  Students and teachers who need photos and other images for research, papers and projects can now find them easily and conveniently in Britannica Image Quest, a new online database from Britannica Digital Learning.  The Web site, which is now available to schools, universities and libraries, currently provides images from […]

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The Future of the Book – From One Perspective

July 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Britannica’s Michael Ross (also on the NSR Advisory Board), has an interesting blog post of the future of the book.  It is a summary of his thoughts and impressions from attending two book related conferences “down under.”  The article appears on the Britannica blog.  Michael discusses some eBook readers and devices, copyright, green thinking, and […]

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Encyclopaedia Britannica partners with MyiLibrary

August 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

While visiting Michael Ross of Britannica last week, he mentioned a new partnership with Ingram Digital.  Ingram’s Myilibrary will now distribute 27 Britannica ebook titles.  For more information, see the press release.

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A Visit to Encyclopaedia Britannica

August 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Monday, August 11th I stopped by the Encyclopaedia Britannica offices on LaSalle street in Chicago.  I visited Michael Ross, Senior VP of Corporate Development.  Michael gave me a nice tour of the Britannica headquarters and I took some photos to share with everyone.  You’ll see some remarkable similarities between an international publisher and a library. They have […]

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Future of Reference Publishing – Panel Summary

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

John Barnes, Rolf Janke, Sue Polanka, Michael Ross, Casper Grothwohl For those of you unable to attend the ALA Panel – The Future of Reference Publishing:  A View from the Top, there is a summary of the program available on Booklist Online. We encourage comments, questions, and discussion on the blog.

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What do you want from us? Reference Publishers want to know.

July 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The last question asked during the ALA panel was asked by panelist, Michael Ross from Encyclopaedia Britannica.  He wanted to know from the librarians in the audience, “what do you want from us?” Librarians were not shy in extending several responses: §  I need to make my purchasing decision based on reviews. So, I need […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Reference Publishing

A View From the Top Panel at ALA

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

Here’s a snapshot from the ALA Presentation – A View from the Top. Left to right: John Barnes, Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke, Sage, Sue Polanka, WSU, Michael Ross, Britannica, Casper Grathwohl, Oxford To start the session, each of the panelists was asked: Will we have reference in 10-15 years?  If so, what will it look like? […]

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ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View From the Top

May 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Headed to Anaheim?  Mark your calendars for this not to miss event: 2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Anaheim Convention Center 204B Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for […]

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ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing

February 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for tomorrow in a digital age and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Speakers: John Barnes, […]

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