Britannica’s WebShare – an answer to Wikipedia

On April 13, 2008 http://Britannica.com announced:

All of us at Encyclopaedia Britannica are very pleased to introduce WebShare, a new initiative that lets web publishers and bloggers link to Britannica articles. Your readers will be able to follow those links without an account.

This site is dedicated to the WebShare initiative and includes a variety of tools and guides to help you make the most out of WebShare. To start with, read through the FAQs (they’re short). This will tell you exactly how the program works and what you have to do to get started. Then complete the registration form for your free account. It’s not an instant process, I’m afraid, but you’ll get your userid and password in a day or two.

We also have a lot of resources for you here on this site. There’s this blog, for instance, where we’ll keep you up to date on the program, how people are using it, tools, and resources. We’ll be producing screencasts to show you how to use the various tools; we already have one on the Assets page to show you how to insert a link to a Britannica article into a web page or blog post, just in case you’re new to web publishing.

We’re particularly excited about two features of this site. “Topic Clusters” are collections of links to material from throughout http://Brittanica.com related to news and current events. We’ll add these regularly. And we have a Twitter feed. If you are a Twitter user, you can choose to follow Britannica — our id is EBWebShare. We’ll send out a tweet a day with a link to something we think you’ll enjoy. We’ll also tweet to inform you of new blog posts here at http://Britannicanet.com.

On April 20 I applied for Archivalia and twoday I received the mail which enables me to have free access (for one year) to

http://www.britannica.com

I now can enrich Archivalia entries with links to EB articles which could be used for free like

archives. (2008). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved April 25, 2008, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online:
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/33033/archives


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