From a Gale/Cengage Press Release:
Gale Announces New iPhone Application
Library research? There’s an application for that!
Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 16, 2009 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the launch of the AccessMyLibrary (AML) mobile application for the iPhone — making access to library research just a click away on a mobile phone.
AccessMyLibrary, a groundbreaking library advocacy program, is a major portal from the Internet to libraries, allowing Web searchers to find what they need by connecting them to their local library. This service helps people find quality information while raising awareness about the rich resources available in their libraries.
Gale’s new application helps iPhone users find their local library and then access the vast array of information that the library has purchased on their behalf, using a Web-product to connect information seekers to trustworthy library information, as well as quick, authoritative answers.
“With the AccessMyLibrary iPhone application, your library comes to you,” said John Barnes, Gale’s executive vice president of strategic marketing and business development. “The AML app finds your global position and locates libraries within a
ten-mile radius, giving you instant access to electronic resources at any time.”
With AccessMyLibrary, the iPhone becomes a valuable research tool, bringing the electronic collection of resources to users wherever they are, as well as locating local libraries where they can go to attain even more information. The iPhone application is free, and the content is paid for by the library being accessed.
Researchers can find thousands of magazines, journals and newspapers covering a wide variety of topics including:
â€¢ Health care – discover dependable facts
â€¢ Environment – track the latest findings
â€¢ Biographies – from history and today’s headlines
â€¢ Career choices — step-by-step information
â€¢ Literature — track a bestseller or write a term paper
â€¢ Science – Study current, credible research
â€¢ Hundreds of sources for home, school or business
The Gale iPhone application can be downloaded at the iTunes store today. AccessMyLibrary, Gale’s platform for library discovery, can also be accessed at any time from any computer through the internet at www.accessmylibrary.com.
For more information, please contact Linda Busse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs — from homework help to health questions to business profiles — in a variety of formats. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.com