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Store Norske Leksikon
Store norske leksikon, abbreviated SNL, is a Norwegian language (bokmål) encyclopedia. The SNL was created in 1978 when the two publishing houses Aschehoug
Aschehoug
and Gyldendal
Gyldendal
merged their encyclopedias and created the company Kunnskapsforlaget.[1] The name translates into English as Great Norwegian encyclopedia. Up until 1978 the two publishing houses of Aschehoug
Aschehoug
and Gyldendal, Norway's two largest, had published Aschehougs konversasjonsleksikon (no) and Gyldendals konversasjonsleksikon (no), respectively. The respective first editions were published in 1907–1913 (Aschehoug) and 1933–1934 (Gyldendal). The slump in selling paperbased encyclopedias around the turn of the 21st century hit the Kunnskapsforlaget hard, but a fourth edition of the paperbased encyclopedia was finally secured by a grant of 10 million Norwegian kroner from the foundation Fritt Ord in 2003
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Norwegian Language
no – inclusive code Individual codes: nb – Bokmål nn – NynorskISO 639-2nor – inclusive code Individual codes: nob – Bokmål nno – NynorskISO 639-3 nor – inclusive code Individual codes: nob – Bokmål nno – NynorskGlottolog norw1258[2]Linguasphere 52-AAA-ba to -be; 52-AAA-cf to -cgAreas where Norwegian is spoken, including North Dakota
North Dakota
(where 0.4% of the population speaks Norwegian) and Minnesota
Minnesota
(0.1% of the population) (Data: U.S. Census 2000).This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Bokmål
Bokmål
Bokmål
(literally "book tongue") is an official written standard for the Norwegian language, alongside Nynorsk. Bokmål
Bokmål
is the preferred written standard of Norwegian for 85% to 90%[2] of the population in Norway, and is most used by people who speak Standard Østnorsk. Bokmål
Bokmål
is regulated by the governmental Norwegian Language Council. A more conservative orthographic standard, commonly known as Riksmål, is regulated by the non-governmental Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature
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Encyclopedia
An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia is a reference work or compendium providing summaries of information from either all branches of knowledge or from a particular field or discipline.[1] Encyclopedias are divided into articles or entries that are often arranged alphabetically by article name[2] and sometimes by thematic categories
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Publishing House
Publishing
Publishing
is the dissemination of literature, music, or information—the activity of making information available to the general public. In some cases, authors may be their own publishers, meaning originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display the content for the same. Also, the word publisher can refer to the individual who leads a publishing company or an imprint or to a person who owns/heads a magazine. Traditionally, the term refers to the distribution of printed works such as books (the "book trade") and newspapers
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Gyldendal
Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag A/S, usually referred to simply as Gyldendal
Gyldendal
(Danish pronunciation: [ˈɡylˀəndæːˀl]) is a Danish publishing house. Founded in 1770 by Søren Gyldendal, it is the oldest and largest publishing house in Denmark, offering a wide selection of books including fiction, non-fiction and dictionaries. Prior to 1925, it was also the leading publishing house in Norway, and it published all of Henrik Ibsen's works
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Norwegian Krone
 Norway5 territories Svalbard Jan Mayen Bouvet Island Queen Maud Land Peter I IslandIssuanceCentral bank Norges Bank Website www.norges-bank.noValuationInflation 2.3% Source The World Factbook, 2006 est.The krone [ˈkruːnə] (sign: kr; code: NOK), plural kroner, is the currency of Norway
Norway
and its dependent territories. It is subdivided into 100 øre, which exist only electronically since 2012. The name translates into English as crown. The krone was the thirteenth most traded currency in the world by value in April 2010, down three positions from 2007.[1]Contents1 History 2 Coins2.1 Use of 10 Syrian pound
Syrian pound
coins in Norway3 Banknotes 4 Summary of denominations issued 5 Exchange rates5.1 Current NOK exchange rates6 Usage 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit]A 20-crown gold coin. The text '124 Stk. 1 Kil. f
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Fritt Ord (organization)
Fritt Ord is a Norwegian private foundation, whose aim is to support freedom of expression and a free press. It was established on 7 June 1974 by Narvesen
Narvesen
Kioskkompani's leaders Jens Henrik Nordlie and Finn Skedsmo as well as the lawyer Jens Christian Hauge. Fritt Ord has significant funds and is playing a part in supporting various projects in Norway, as investing in the newspaper Morgenbladet, supporting an encyclopedia (Store Norske Leksikon) and holding a 10.1% ownership in the media group A-Pressen. In addition it awards scholarships to students within media and journalism, awards the Fritt Ord Prize, and supports writing competitions. It has also provided funding for controversial projects, e.g
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Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (WMF, or simply Wikimedia) is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California.[6] It is mostly known for participating in the Wikimedia movement. It owns the internet domain names of most movement projects and hosts sites like
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Online Encyclopedia
An online encyclopedia is an encyclopedia accessible through the internet, such as Everipedia.[1] The idea to build a free encyclopedia using the Internet
Internet
can be traced at least to the 1994 Interpedia proposal; it was planned as an encyclopedia on the Internet
Internet
to which everyone could contribute materials. The project never left the planning stage and was overtaken by a key branch of old printed encyclopedias.Contents1 Digitization of old content 2 Creation of new content 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksDigitization of old content[edit] In January 1995, Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg
started to publish the ASCII
ASCII
text of the Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th edition (1911), but disagreement about the method halted the work after the first volume. For trademark reasons this has been published as the Gutenberg Encyclopedia
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Kunnskapsforlaget
Kunnskapsforlaget is a Norwegian publishing company based in Oslo
Oslo
that concentrates on encyclopedias, encyclopedic books, textbooks, and dictionaries. The company, created in 1975, is owned by Gyldendal Norsk Forlag and Aschehoug
Aschehoug
(50% each). Kunnskapsforlaget's best-known product is Store norske leksikon
Store norske leksikon
(SNL), the only remaining Norwegian paper encyclopedia. The decline in sales of paper-based encyclopedias around the turn of the century hit Kunnskapsforlaget hard, but a fourth edition of SNL was finally secured by a grant of NOK 10 million from the Fritt Ord foundation in 2003. The fourth edition was completed i 2005, and consists of 16 volumes, a total of 12,000 pages and 280,000 entries. SNL has been available online since 2000 and has several hundred thousand subscribers (private and institutional)
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Aschehoug
H. Aschehoug
Aschehoug
& Co. (W. Nygaard), commonly known as Aschehoug,(pronounced [²ɑskəhæʉ̯])[1] is one of the largest independent publishing companies in Norway, founded in 1872.[2] Headquartered in Oslo, the publishing house has 480 employees. The Aschehoug
Aschehoug
group also comprises other publishing houses owned partially or wholly by Aschehoug. Aschehoug
Aschehoug
literally means "ash hill."Contents1 History 2 Operations 3 Executive officers 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]Aschehoug's main office at Sehesteds plass, Oslo. Aschehoug
Aschehoug
was founded as a bookstore in 1872 on Egertorvet
Egertorvet
in Oslo
Oslo
by cousins, Hieronymus and Halvard Aschehoug. From the start the firm was involved in publishing in a modest way, its output consisting mainly of school books
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Gyldendal Norsk Forlag
Gyldendal
Gyldendal
Norsk Forlag, commonly referred to as Gyldendal
Gyldendal
N.F. and in Norway
Norway
often only as Gyldendal, is one of the largest Norwegian publishing houses.[1] Founded in 1925, it should not be confused with the publishing house Gyldendal
Gyldendal
headquartered in Copenhagen, which was founded in 1770 and which was formerly the leading publishing house of both Denmark and Norway.Contents1 Gyldendal
Gyldendal
Norsk Forlag AS 2 Gyldendal
Gyldendal
ASA 3 Executive officers 4 References 5 External links Gyldendal
Gyldendal
Norsk Forlag AS[edit] Gyldendal
Gyldendal
Norsk Forlag AS was founded in 1925
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Store Norske Leksikon
Store norske leksikon, abbreviated SNL, is a Norwegian language (bokmål) encyclopedia. The SNL was created in 1978 when the two publishing houses Aschehoug
Aschehoug
and Gyldendal
Gyldendal
merged their encyclopedias and created the company Kunnskapsforlaget.[1] The name translates into English as Great Norwegian encyclopedia. Up until 1978 the two publishing houses of Aschehoug
Aschehoug
and Gyldendal, Norway's two largest, had published Aschehougs konversasjonsleksikon (no) and Gyldendals konversasjonsleksikon (no), respectively. The respective first editions were published in 1907–1913 (Aschehoug) and 1933–1934 (Gyldendal). The slump in selling paperbased encyclopedias around the turn of the 21st century hit the Kunnskapsforlaget hard, but a fourth edition of the paperbased encyclopedia was finally secured by a grant of 10 million Norwegian kroner from the foundation Fritt Ord in 2003
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