Access My Library Android Apps now Available

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced the College and School editions of the AccessMyLibrary Android applications, which join the AccessMyLibrary School Edition application for the iPad that became available in early January. These latest additions complete Gale’s extensive line-up of AccessMyLibrary (AML) applications, which make Gale library resources accessible on the go from all major […]

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Charleston Conference – Mobile Reference Apps

November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Casper Grathwohl from Oxford University Press and Kassidy Lackey from Handmark spoke about mobile applications for reference tools.  Casper provided examples of several vendor-based apps like Gale’s AccessMyLibrary, university library mobile apps, and some apps designed for OUP.  OUP has 85 apps, which cover a variety of reference subjects.  These are marketed mostly to the […]

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Gale Goes Android

October 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, Gale tweeted about the college version of it’s mobile application, AccessMyLibrary.  This week, they have officially announced the College Edition and an Android version for public libraries. From Gale’s Press Release: The AML College Edition is the first Gale app for college students and gives them anytime, anywhere access to the […]

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Gale adds college version of Access My Library

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

Gale released a college version of the Access My Library iPhone app.  Using a college email address, students can gain access to Gale resources using their mobile device.  The public library version, which was released a while back, offers apple and android apps, the school library and college versions are for apple products only right […]

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New Articles of Interest

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Gale’s AccessMyLibrary School Edition iPhone app

May 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Gale announced today the availability of the AccessMyLibrary (AML) School Edition app for the iPhone.  The new K-12 version allows students to find their local school library – (grade schools, middle schools and high schools) and access the vast array of Gale resources the school library has purchased on their behalf.  Students can use the […]

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Gale Announces New iPhone Application

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

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 […]

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More on Gale/Cengage and HighBeam

December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

I just had a nice conversation with John Barnes, Executive VP Strategic Marketing and Business Development, at Gale/Cengage.  I asked John if Gale would be introducing new business models directed towards end users with their recent acquisition of HighBeam.  Below is a brief summary of our discussion.  Thanks John. HighBeam’s clients are a combination of […]

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HighBeam Research now part of Gale/Cengage

December 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Gale/Cengage recently acquired HighBeam Research Inc.  If you are unfamiliar with HighBeam, they are an online reference source with access to over 3500 resources from magazine/newspaper articles to  journal articles to popular reference sources.  HighBeam provides it’s services to companies, small groups, and individuals rather than libraries. This is a very interesting acquisition to me.  […]

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