Alternative for Encyclopedia Britannica

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 10 2013 2:32 PM

I see that an old version of Encyclopedia Britannica is available on Community Pricing for $100.

Since it's pretty outdated, it may be an unwise move from Logos part to put it into production, and even $100 on CP is a little steep for it.

Instead, what might be better is Logos could work with Encyclopedia Britannica Online and build an addin to Logos that would search and display content from EBO right from within Logos (and it could be added to automated reports, etc.).

It could offer both free articles for the public, and end users could subscribe to the full EBO if they want to unlock all the content, pretty much similar to how Logos offers searching of MediaShout content within Logos and Proclaim, etc.

Possibly put the addin on prepub and sell it at a reasonable cost to cover development of it.

That way we can still search EBO content "within" Logos, always have the latest content available, and Logos only has to maintain the search addin without having to maintain/update all the content manually.

Logos could even extend it to other encyclopedias such as World Book, etc.

Nathan Parker

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 10 2013 2:53 PM

O course the EB that is on CP is old.  What you apparently don't understand is that this particular edition of EB is an absolute classic.  Some of the articles in it were written by very prestigious scholars.  It is necessary to supplement it with newer articles, but these will never be without value.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 10 2013 4:03 PM

George Somsel:

O course the EB that is on CP is old.  What you apparently don't understand is that this particular edition of EB is an absolute classic.  Some of the articles in it were written by very prestigious scholars.  It is necessary to supplement it with newer articles, but these will never be without value.

Good point! I went ahead and bid on it. Logos could possibly give us the best of both worlds (aka throw in a search engine to EBO with the classic EB). I would love to have EB in Logos format, and it sounds like the classic EB is a good resource to own.

Nathan Parker

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