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Towards the internet revolution

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In any case, hardly anything changed when, four years later, Elsevier was able to purchase Pergamon - a first-rate publishing house, the life's work of Robert Maxwell - for 440 million pounds. Pergamon was purchased long after 1980, the year we wished to end our history of these events. What comes next - the most recent past with its expansion and, not to forget, the role of the World Wide Web in the globalisation of production and electronic publishing - this is a totally different story, and a story we are not yet in a position to give an overview of; there are plenty of indications that we are currently in the midst of it. The fact that John Wiley, son of Charles, only became an independent publisher in 1848 makes this no less so.

Keywords: Elsevier; Internet Revolution; Pergamon; Robert Maxwell



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