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For 241 years, it's been the gold standard of reference books, a premium-priced digest of the world's accumulated knowledge. Now it's being overwhelmed by an eight-year-old online upstart authored by amateurs and available at no charge. How can Encyclopaedia Britannica survive in a wiki world?

By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / March 31, 2009

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The venerable Encyclopaedia Britannica is preparing for the most radical overhaul in its 241-year history, and it's recruiting its readers to do much of the work. (Full article: 914 words)

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