Gale hosted a webinar on the new products and services they have launched a couple weeks back, but I didn’t get to attend.Â Below is a press release summarizing some of those initiatives.Â Lots of new ebook collections were announced, including many with STEM monograph content for GVRL.
Farmington Hills, Mich. â€“ March 3, 2014 â€“ Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced expanded product and services initiatives, new publishing program and the addition of industry-leading STEM content from partners. These updated strategies and partnerships usher in a new era of resource development that will help libraries and their users thrive in todayâ€™s education landscape. Continue reading Gale expands products and services, STEM content added to GVRL
Gale Partners with Career Online High School to Deliver Accredited High School Diploma Program through Public Libraries Nationwide
Farmington Hills, Mich., January 9, 2014 â€”Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses, announced today the launch of Career Online High School to its public library partners. Now available to public libraries nationwide, this groundbreaking program allows libraries to demonstrate their critical impact on the quality of life and economic growth of their communities by enabling library patrons to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate. Part of the worldâ€™s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary education or the workforce. Los Angeles Public Library, one of the largest public library systems in the United States, is the first institution to deliver Career Online High School to its community. Continue reading Gale launches Career Online High School to public libraries for accredited high school diplomas
Earlier today Gale/Cengage announced a new business model for the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).Â The model is “Usage-Driven Acquisition” (UDA) and is based on evidence-based decisions – you only buy what you use.Â The press release states, “Unlike options currently offered by other e-book providers, this new purchase model will allow libraries to purchase e-books based on actual usage, allowing libraries to perform evidence-based collection development.”
The model works like this:
1. DEPOSIT. Deposit your funds with Gale.
2. ACCESS. Post a link and widget for GVRL to your website.
3. USE. We’ll pull your usage and let you know which titles were used most.
4. OWN. Your funds will be applied to the titles used most.
I spoke with Nader Qaimari, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Gale/Cengage about the new model.Â Below is an excerpt of our Q and A. Continue reading Gale announces new Usage-Driven Acquisition model for GVRL
Nice to see new preK-6 content added to the GVRL interface, especially EB titles.
Farmington Hills, Mich., October 23, 2013 â€” Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the addition of nearly 200 new childrenâ€™s reference titles from revered publisher, Encyclopaedia Britannica, to its Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) ebook platform. GVRL delivers reference content and series non-fiction from more than 100 publishers to all types of libraries. The addition of these new titles brings the total eBooks available on the platform to more than 8,000, with over 500 from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Continue reading GVRL adds 200 new children’s reference titles from Encyclopaedia Britannica
Last February, Gale announced a large-scale Gale-Smithsonian Institution partnership to digitize content. Today, Gale announced the availability of the first product in the line -Â Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive.Â Â This resource includes the complete back files of both magazines.Â The full press release is below.Â NSR’s MirelaÂ Roncevic featured a story on Gale’s partnerships with the Smithsonian and others recently if you’d like to read it for more context.
Farmington Hills, Mich., May 29, 2013 â€” Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the availability of Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive, the first resource in the line of Gale – Smithsonian Institution collections. Launched as part of a partnership agreement announced earlier this year, the new archive will include the complete back files of both magazines as well as Galeâ€™s advanced research tools, and will support cross-curricular and interdisciplinary studies in schools and in academic spaces. Continue reading Gale launches first Smithsonian Institution collection
Big news today from EBSCO.Â They will begin to index the metadata from Gale databases, ebooks, and archival collections.Â More information, including the full list of Gale resources included in the agreement, is below.Â Gale announced a similar partnership with OCLC for WorldShare program in January of this year.
IPSWICH, Mass. / BIRMINGHAM, Ala.Â â€” May 28, 2013 â€” EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service. Continue reading Gale metadata to be indexed in EBSCO Discovery Service
Â According to the press release just received from Gale (see below), the company plans to bring together more than 130 million pages of its digital humanities content onto one platform.Â Artemis, the name of the product,Â will be released in a series of phases over the next few years and will become the world’s largest curated primary source and literary collection.–MR Continue reading Gale sets the stage for the launch of Artemis
Received this press release from OCLC today.Â The metadata and full text of ALL Gale databases and archives will be fully discoverable in WorldCat Local. This will be a great benefit to mutual subscribers of OCLC and Gale products. More from the press release:
New agreement will provide libraries and users broader access to Gale collections through the OCLC WorldShare Platform
DUBLIN, Ohio, January 23, 2013â€”OCLC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local, and to explore broadening discoverability of Gale collections through other applications available through the OCLC WorldShare Platform. Continue reading OCLC to index metadata and full text of all Gale databases and archives for greater discovery in WorldCat Local
Last week, Gale announced another expansion of its partnership with National Geographic with the launch of National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World, theÂ third resource in its multi-media National GeographicÂ Virtual Library package (selected by Mirela Roncevic as one of the most impactful digital resources for libraries in 2012). This new component of the Library joins National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 and National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current, which were released in 2012. Additional NGVL products are expected in 2013.
People, Animals, and the WorldÂ includes full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoplesÂ and cultures; 325 videos; over 655 full-color maps; 600 downloadable images; and the National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010â€“present, all integrated within Gale’s research platform and designed for use by students, teachers, faculty and “anyone with a curiosity for the natural world.” We contacted Gale representatives for more information on how libraries can purchase the content. Here’s the scoop. Continue reading National Geographic Virtual Library: What it includes and how to purchase it
Farmington Hills, Mich., June 20, 2012 â€” Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the National Geographic Society, one of the worldâ€™s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, today announced an extended agreement to create additional library products as part of a new product suite, National Geographic Virtual Library.
Earlier this year, Gale announced the National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, for libraries, which included all issues of the magazine for its first 107 years, fully searchable through an intuitive interface. The partnership has now been extended to provide all National Geographic magazine issues from 1995 onwards, as well as access to a new virtual reference collection of National Geographic books, maps, videos, images and National Geographic Traveler magazine (2010-current). Continue reading Gale to launch National Geographic Virtual Library