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Britannica focuses on Internet

Library Systems Newsletter [October 1999]

"We are becoming primarily an Internet company" said Doug Shuck, CIO for Encyclopedia Britannica, in an interview last month. While CD-ROM versions of the encyclopedia are selling well, the company is experiencing faster growth in its online service, The company now maintains five Web server sites around the world. The sites are interconnected so that an overload or failure at one site will result in the load being distributed among the other sites.

Encyclopedia Britannica has plans that go beyond its reference publication. It is focusing much of its effort on developing its Internet portal,, a search engine with a twist-each site in the directory has been reviewed and qualified by one of the editors at the publishing company.

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Publication Year:1999
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 19 Number 10
Issue:October 1999
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Web-based full-text information resources
Record Number:5983
Last Update:2024-04-09 03:16:49
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00