Last week Encyclopedia Britannica announced it would stop publishing print editions and go completely digital.
The company’s decision to halt the presses after 244 years is a clear sign of the changing times. After only a little more than a decade, crowd-sourced online encyclopedia Wikipedia has become a stand-by for students — and even some scholars — providing free and instant access to nearly four million articles in English, or about 952 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
This infographic by Open-Site illustrates how Wikipedia has revolutionised research in the 21st century.
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