Friday, February 15, 2008

JISC Collections Consultation - World Biographical Information System Online

JISC Collections is considering a licensing agreement for World Biographical Information System Online. K. G. Saur's World Biographical Information System Online (WBIS Online) is a comprehensive and extensive biographical library published online.

The database contains a wealth of biographical information drawn from original sources, covering men and women of all classes and professions from around the world, ranging from the 4th millennium BC to the present. These factors combine to give WBIS Online a social, geographic and historical scope that makes it unique. The strength of the biographical archives lies in the diversity of the biographies that they contain, which ranging from the world of science to politics, culture and business. This is an interdisciplinary resource, but is particularly relevant to history, biographical research, and genealogical research.

Once you have had an opportunity to review the information below and trial the resource JISC Collections would be very grateful if you could complete the online response form at

Further details can be found here.

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