Wednesday, August 06, 2008

New JISC Collections agreement for Who's Who and Who Was Who

Who’s Who provides a fascinating insight into the private lives of public figures by providing information on over 32,000 influential people in British public life today. Detailed information on each person is provided, which includes birthdays, families, education, titles, career, publications and creative works, personal interests, clubs and contact details. Key international figures are also included in this resource, eg Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Venus Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise, Bill Clinton and Woody Allen. It will be updated throughout the year, eg if subjects die, their death dates will be added. The information is gathered from the individuals themselves, from the Prime Minister down, and is carefully checked and standardised. It is, therefore, an essential reference which provides entries on people in government, business, professional and cultural institutions, education and charities.

You can extend your subscription to include Who Was Who, which collects together the entries of more than 100,000 people who were included in the register but have died since 1897.

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