Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 20 / JANUARY 1982 / PAGE 189

World Book Encyclopedia Now On CompuServe

Columbus, Ohio — The CompuServe Information Service today announced the signing of an agreement with World Book Encyclopedia to cooperate in developing the on-line, electronic version of the encyclopedia.

Robert King, chairman of the board of directors at World Book, a subsidiary of Scott & Fetzer Company, said, "We expect to develop significant new services utilizing our existing database, both for the home and business markets. This service will add a new dimension to the printed edition of World Book."

CompuServe subscribers can access the World Book service for the standard fee of $5 per hour weekday evenings, all day weekends and holidays. Weekday daytime access is also available. To use the service, a subscriber needs a personal computer or terminal, a telephone and a modem.

CompuServe also offers the latest news from major newspapers and a national wire service, corporate stock and commodities information, home banking, electronic mail and real-time communications, computer games, family information and computing power for programming activities.

CompuServe is available through a local telephone call in more than 260 US cities. CompuServe is an H&R Block Company.