Lincoln Area Librarians received $3507
to provide patrons with access to the online version of Encyclopedia Britannia
for a two year period.
Below is the press release to publicize
the availability of Britannica Online to the Lincoln area:
Libraries Receive $3500
Grant for Online Encyclopedia
Lincoln, IL - Four area
libraries - the Jessie C. Eury Library of Lincoln Christian College and
Seminary, in conjunction with Lincoln College Library, Lincoln Community
High School Library and Lincoln Public Library District, has been awarded
a $3,506.74 grant from the Rolling Prairie Library System. The grant
will be used to purchase a two-year group subscription to Britannica
collaboration, called "Lighting the Fire in Lincoln," will use the group
subscription to provide all patrons of these libraries access to the online
encyclopedia. This will be the first shared online database among
these four libraries. This group subscription will serve thousands
of community patrons, high school and college students.
offers the full text of the world-renowned Encyclopaedia Britannica in
addition to color graphics, sound, and multi-media illustrations.
This quality online encyclopedia will be useful to any community member
with a question to answer regardless of the topic. For over 230 years,
Britannica's mission statement continues to be that nothing can "be more
useful to the cause of civilization than a determination to serve mankind's
need to know."
Fire in Lincoln" members include: Nancy Olson, Library Director for
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary; June Burke, Library Director for
Lincoln College; Marilyn Maffett, Instructional Materials Center Director
for Lincoln Community High School; and Richard Sumrall, Library Director
for Lincoln Public Library District.
The official start date for the subscription
is September 15, 2001.
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