Thursday, May 1, 2008

Britannica Opens Site for Free Access to Web Publishers, Linking

From Britannica WebShare

CHICAGO, April 29, 2008 - Bloggers, webmasters, online journalists and anyone else who publishes regularly on the Internet can now get free subscriptions to Britannica Online

Anyone interested in participating in Britannica's new WebShare initiative can apply for a free subscription at or get more information at

The free subscriptions are part of Britannica's effort to increase awareness and use of its extensive information resources, which include articles written by many top scholars, some of them Nobel laureates.

"It's good business for us and a benefit to people who publish on the Net," said Britannica president Jorge Cauz. "The level of
professionalism among Web publishers has really improved, and we want to recognize that by giving access to the people who are shaping the conversations about the issues of the day. Britannica belongs in the middle of those conversations."

In addition to the free subscriptions, Web publishers can also bring the value of Britannica's content to their own sites by
linking to any articles they find relevant to the topics they're writing about.

Access to much of the site, including full-text entries from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, normally requires a paid subscription. There's an exception to that rule, however: When a Web site links
to a Britannica article Web surfers who click on that link get the article in its entirety.

1 comment:

Andy W. said...

interesting find... I will definitely use their service in the future for project...