Academic American Encyclopedia

The 1st electronic encyclopedia

Announcement / Release
around 1985
around 1986
Birth Place
Pacific Grove, California, United States of America


Grolier's first CD-ROM publication was the text-only Academic American Encyclopedia on CD-ROM in 1985, and was one of the first commercial CD-ROM titles. The text was based on the Academic American Encyclopedia, which comprised 30,000 entries and 9 million words. The editions were updated quarterly—a rate which outpaced the print edition. Eventually the CD-ROM edition was quite different from the print edition.

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