Britannica on different supports - Ruđer Bošković Institute

Britannica on different supports - Ruđer Bošković Institute

Britannica on different supports Dr. Inoslav Beker Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Paper form (32 volumes) 65,000 articles Online 120,000 articles US$ 11.95 (44 million words) US$ 1400 (per month) or US$ 69.95 (per year) CD-ROM more than

US$ 50 100,000 articles DVD-ROM more than US$ 50 100,000 articles ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Britannicas paper edition Started in 1786 Associated

temporarily with The Times, then with Cambridge University Moved to Chicago from 11th edition 1913 advertisement for the 11th edition Purchased by Swiss financier Jacqui Safra 1996 ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Britannicas paper edition structure Propdia (1 volume) provides a

structured hierarchy to all the information in the set Micropdia (10 volumes) contains short articles Macropdia (19 volumes) for longer articles Index (2 volumes) added in 1985 (Under the influence of the director of planning, Mortimer Adler, from the 15th edition, first published in 1974) ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Paper edition history

1st 17681771 2nd 17771784 3rd 17881797, 1801 4th 18011809 5th 1815 6th 18201823, 18151824 7th 18301842 8th 18521860 ITN, Interuniversity Center 3 vol. 10 vol. 18 vol. 2 sup. 20 vol. 20 vol. 20 vol. 2 sup. 21 vol. 21 vol. + index

9th 1870 10th 1902 11th 12th 1910 1890 1903

1911 19211922 13th 1926 14th 19291973 15th19741984 1985 Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 24 vol. + index 9th ed. + 9 sup. 29 vol 11th ed. + 3 sup. 11th ed.

+ 6 sup. 24 vol. 30 vol. 32 vol. Multimedia troubles 1980s: Britannica turned down Microsoft proposal to collaborate on a CD-ROM encyclopaedia Microsoft used content from Funk & Wagnalls Standard Encyclopedia to create what is now known as Encarta 1994: Only 55,000 hard copy versions were sold (vs. 117,000 in 1990)

1994: The first Britannica CD-ROM edition was issued for US$2000 1996: the cost of the CD had dropped to US$200 1996: Britannica sold to Jacqui Safra ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Britannica Online ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Britannica Online ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Nik Rawlinson on Britannica DVD

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2004 DVD retains a quirky, unintuitive interface that sees the various parts of an article text, tables, pictures and so forth - opening in separate windows that overlay each other and stay open when you move on to something else. The atlas, though, is among the worst in any reference product we have recently reviewed. It doesn't fit onto a 1,024 x 768 screen properly What Britannica does have that Encarta can't match is an impressive heritage ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Buyers Review (on Amazon) I agree with many of the comments below: basically, the content is second to none and easily surpasses Encarta. However, the Java interface is so clumsy and

unorthodox, that I can rarely be bothered to access the articles. At under 40, the DVD obviously makes more sense than the 1000 printed set, but given the tiresome interface, you will more than likely find yourself printing out many of the articles you want to read. ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005 Not always reliable The entry in the 2001 CD-Rom says: "After being independent until 1707, Scotland assented to the Act of Union with England and became an integral part of the United Kingdom. It has no separate legislature. Scotland has no sovereign executive or political power."

"Coal is Scotlands chief mineral resource and the main mining areas are in Lothian, Fife and Strathclyde regions." "Automobile manufacturing came to Scotland on a large scale in the early 1960s." Comments: "The dramatic constitutional changes witnessed in its home city appear to have passed the encyclopaedia by." (Ian Swanson, Scottish Political Editor of The Scotsman ) "They might have been better to chisel out the old stone version. These faults are near fatal in terms of its Scottish readership." (SNP education spokesman Mike Russell ) "If it was not ludicrous, it would be hilarious" (Robin Harper, Britains first Green parliamentarian at the 1999 Scottish election ) ITN, Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik, May 27th, 2005

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