We recently posted the EBSCO/H.W. Wilson merger announcement here, but want to point you now to the full report on the acquisition that ONLINE Magazine's Marydee Ojala has written, over at Informatin Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks. Marydee's lead paragraph:
H.W. Wilson reference books and indexes resided on library shelves long before people imagined an alternative universe in which reference materials were delivered in electronic format. Founded in 1898 by Halsey William Wilson, this historic company started with the Readers Guide to Periodical Literature and now creates some 80 research databases. Last week, the company was acquired by EBSCO Publishing (http://www.ebscohost.com) and will become a division of the larger company. Both Tim Collins, president of EBSCO Publishing, and Harry Regan, president and CEO of Wilson, stressed their belief that both companies believe this action will benefit customers, largely because of the quality of the databases and meticulous attention to indexing.
Link to her in-deptth story, "EBSO Acquires H.W. Wilson--Leaves Bronx Lighthouse Behind," HERE, over at Informatin Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.