Cengage Learning emerges from Chapter 11, completes financial restructuring

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Great news for Cengage Learning.   The press release is below, or watch this video message from CEO, Michael Hansen. New York, NY – April 1, 2014 – Cengage Learning, Inc., a leading global educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets, announced today that it has emerged […]

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Gale expands products and services, STEM content added to GVRL

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Gale hosted a webinar on the new products and services they have launched a couple weeks back, but I didn’t get to attend.  Below is a press release summarizing some of those initiatives.  Lots of new ebook collections were announced, including many with STEM monograph content for GVRL. Farmington Hills, Mich. – March 3, 2014 […]

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Cengage Learning restructuring: articles of interest

May 14th, 2013 · Comments Off

Cengage Learning has announced some restructuring plans this week.  Below is a summary of articles and blog posts highlighting the news.  Later this week, NSR’s Mirela Roncevic will post her article on Gale (part of Cengage Learning) and their recent partnerships.  The article includes an interview with Jim Draper, Vice President and General Manager for Gale. Cengage […]

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Digital Textbooks and Open Educational Resources – Summary of SOCHE Think TV session

May 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

On Tuesday, May 3rd I recorded a 15 minute segment for the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education on Think TV, the local public television station in Dayton, Ohio.  My topic was the rise of digital textbooks and options available for students and faculty to access and produce textbooks and learning materials.  Below is a […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Open Access · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

University of Michigan Library opens ECCO – Eighteenth Century Collections Online to the public

April 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

The University of Michigan Library is opening to the public 2,229 searchable keyed-text editions of books from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).  The texts are available to the public at no cost. ECCO is a research database containing significant English- and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century and important works […]

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Gale offering free access to six resources for National Library Week

April 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is celebrating National Library Week by offering free access to six highly-praised online resources for use by any library during National Library Week.  Free access runs through National Library Week, from April 10 to April 24, 2010. Librarians can download the widget to their homepage by visiting www.gale.cengage.com/NLW starting on […]

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Cengage’s MindTap, an interview with Nader Qaimari

March 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last Friday I spoke with Nader Qaimari, the Senior VP of Marketing for Cengage Learning, about MindTap (TM).  MindTap is a program of digital products and service, including Cengage content, that engages students via interactivity.  MindTap plans to bring digital textbooks to life.  In the interview, Nader discusses how library resources fit into MindTap.  More […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Enhanced eBooks · Interviews · New Products · Textbooks · Vendor News

Gale’s Literary Collections added to the Portico Archive, over 1 million files

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Gale Press Release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, today announced Gale will be preserving three additional digital historical collections with Portico. This follows the completed ingest of 10 Gale Digital Collections—including 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, The Making of Modern Law: Primary Resources and Eighteenth Century […]

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Cengage Unveils MindTap, an interactive learning program

March 11th, 2011 · Comments Off

Cengage Learning recently unveiled MindTap™, a program of digital products and services, including Cengage content, that engages students through interactivity and offers instructors choice in content, platforms, devices and learning tools.  Beyond an eBook, course delivery platform or Learning Management System, MindTap is the first in a new category of Personal Learning Experiences (PLEs). MindTap […]

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87% students feel online libraries and databases have had significant impact on learning

February 21st, 2011 · Comments Off

According to a survey released last week by Cengage Learning, 87% of students feel that online libraries and databases have had the most significant impact on their overall learning. The survey, entitled “Instructors and Students: Technology Use, Engagement and Learning Outcomes” conducted by Eduventures, identifies a new generation of students and highlights pressures and obstacles […]

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