Big news today from EBSCO. They will begin to index the metadata from Gale databases, ebooks, and archival collections. More information, including the full list of Gale resources included in the agreement, is below. Gale announced a similar partnership with OCLC for WorldShare program in January of this year.
IPSWICH, Mass. / BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — May 28, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service.
“Gale is committed to working with the discovery services our customers rely on in order to drive usage and ensure all users benefit from the leading content within our products,” said Jim Draper, vice president and general manager, Gale. “Our goal is to make Gale content discoverable to library end users regardless of where they begin their search, and we’re excited to be working with the EBSCO Discovery Service to make that happen.”
EBSCO Information Services President Tim Collins says adding Gale content to EDS results serves more library customers and expands the access for end users searching EBSCO Discovery Service. “As EDS expands to more and more libraries, we continue to seek out content partnerships to improve the service and to make sure users are seeing the most relevant content from the best providers.”
Libraries using EDS will benefit from easier access to their Gale databases, e-books and archives. The agreement includes metadata for Gale’s largest databases and archives such as Gale Virtual Reference Library, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Nineteenth Century Collections Online, Infotrac, In Context databases, and more. The full list of Gale resources covered in the agreement includes:
- Academic OneFile
- General OneFile
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- Literature Resource Center
- Business Insights: Essentials
- InfoTrac LegalTrac
- Expanded Academic ASAP
- Health and Wellness Reference Center
- InfoTrac Newsstand
- InfoTrac Student Edition
- InfoTrac Informe!
- InfoTrac Health Reference Center Academic
- InfoTrac Junior Edition
- InfoTrac Computer Database
- General Reference Center Gold
- Canada in Context
- U.S. History in Context
- Times Digital Archives
- Making of Modern World
- Making of Modern Law
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online
- Science in Context
- Student Resources in Context
- World History in Context
- Biography in Context
- Small Business Resource Center
Gale is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, Nature Publishing, IEEE, ACM and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, The Hathi Trust and many others.
EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.
EBSCO Discovery Service is an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply a lot to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 380,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company, empowering educators and driving learner engagement through personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom. 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.cengage.com.
For more information, please contact:
EBSCO Information Services
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
Sr. Manager, Public & Media Relations