The 244-year-old Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer be available in print format.
Instead, the company has opted to concentrate on its digital products, it said in a blog post.
"For one thing, the encyclopaedia will live on—in bigger, more numerous, and more vibrant digital forms. And just as important, we the publishers are poised, in the digital era, to serve knowledge and learning in new ways that go way beyond reference works. In fact, we already do."
One of the biggest advantages to going print is that changes to the encyclopaedia are instantaneous instead of taking a year or more.
Additionally, the digital medium allows for more interactive elements to be introduced, such as website links and multimedia clips.
"In spite of our long history with print, I would like to point out that no single medium, neither books nor bits, is at the core of our mission," Jorge Cauz, president of Encyclopaedia Britannica said in a blog post.