Introducing the NEW Encyclopedia.com

September 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Have you seen Gale/Cengage Learning’s encyclopedia.com lately?  It’s full of vetted reference information with some funky cool new features.  Check it out online and for a more detail description of the site, and it’s potential, read the latest in the Off The Shelf Column at Booklist Online.

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Grzimek’s transformed to interactive, media-rich online product

July 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

A press release from Gale concerning Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is below.  I suspect this transformation from multi-volume print sources to interactive subscription based “databases” will be the norm from here on.  I really hope they have animal sounds, you never know when you might need to have lions roaring in your office. Farmington Hills, […]

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Gale’s PowerSearch 2.0 launched with several new features

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 24, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the launch of PowerSearch 2.0, an enhanced version of the original PowerSearch platform which provides the library community comprehensive access to authoritative reference, periodical and primary source information, providing greater “power to the user.” PowerSearch 2.0 simplifies browsing through Gale’s more […]

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Gale’s Encyclopedia.com wins CODiE Award for Best Online General Reference Service

June 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

Farmington Hills, MI, June 5, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced that Encyclopedia.com (http://www.encyclopedia.com) was named the 2009 CODiE Award winner for Best Online General Reference Service. The Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 24th Annual CODiE Awards, the only peer-reviewed honor in the industry, celebrate achievement and vision in software, education […]

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Kindle DX – Text to Speech

May 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

An abledbody news article last week discusses the new Kindle DX and it’s text-to-speech program that will read a book aloud.  According to the abledbody article, the Kindle does not go far enough to provide an accessible player to persons with disabilities.  The eBook menus and controls are not audio accessible, limiting access to those […]

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Gale Offers Free Access to Health & Wellness Resource Center

May 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

Farmington Hills, Mich., May 5, 2009 – In support of National Women’s Health Week, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is providing one month’s free access to Health & Wellness Resource Center, an electronic resource providing a comprehensive array of medical reference and periodical materials. To obtain access to the resource center, libraries can download a […]

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Gale offers free resources for Earth Day

April 21st, 2009 · Comments Off

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Apr. 20, 2009 – In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is offering free resources on its completely updated Environmental Resource Web site (http://www.galeschools.com/environment/).

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Gale offers free access to Women’s History web site

February 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Gale/Cengage email I received: Free Access on our Women’s History Web site From women in politics to women in the environment, start planning your Women’s History Month events now with great resources from Gale.Farmington Hills, Mich., Feb. 17, 2009 – In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, […]

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eBooks I: Business Models and Strategies, OReilly TOC

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

The OReilly Tools of Change conference is underway in NYC, with many presentations and discussions about ebooks.  One that caught my eye was a panel discussion of eBook business models and strategies.  The presenters were:  Michael Smith (International Digital Publishing Forum), Kenneth Brooks (Cengage Learning), Leslie Hulse (HarperCollins Publishers), Cynthia Cleto (Springer Science+Business Media.  Cynthia […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · DRM · EPUB · Formats

Gale and Greenwood eBook Partnership Expands

September 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

Gale and Greenwood eBook Partnership Expands Current Greenwood Titles Now on Gale Virtual Reference Library Farmington Hills, Mich., September 12, 2008 – Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and Greenwood Publishing Group have enhanced their partnership to include more high-demand Greenwood titles, including more than 130 titles released in 2008 as eBooks on Gale Virtual […]

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