Some implications of "digital" for scholarly writing and publishing

Category: reference publishing

Brockhaus dies, and Wikipedia lives

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Bertelsmann’s announcement of the closure of Brockhaus encyclopedias (June 2013) is indeed the end of an era. The Brockhaus encyclopedia style was fundamentally different to that of Britannica. While of similar size, its focus was very different. As Wikipedia states, “the …

Principles of Reference Publishing

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I used to think that reference publishing was somewhat out of date; that nobody produces reference works nowadays, ever since Wikipedia took over the encyclopedia market.

But it is clear that reference publishing is not dead. It has changed, with …

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