Encyclopedia wins a reprieve

The Norwegian encyclopedia Store Norske Leksikon had seemed doomed, after its publishers were set to to pull the plug and the state rejected a bailout bid. The longtime source of information about Norway, however, has won a reprieve from a foundation dedicated to freedom of expression and distribution of information. The foundation Fritt Ord is […]

Closing the book on an encyclopedia

Norway’s Store norske leksikon, the country’s equivalent of Encyclopedia Britannica, faced its final chapter unless the state came to its aid. It didn’t, and now the online version will disappear this summer because the two publishing firms behind the venerable Norwegian encyclopedia say they’ve simply lost too much money on it. The Store norske leksikon […]