Gale/Cengage announces new GVRL interface

December 5th, 2011 · Comments Off

I’m a big fan of GVRL because I can cross search a variety of reference titles.  We’ve had hundreds of titles at my institution for over 5 years.  I’m really excited that they have upgraded their interface based on extensive usability studies with students.  The new interface is available now, but you’ll have to change […]

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Reference Universe Displays eReference Brands

December 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Paratext announced another new enhancement to the Reference Universe service, namely, you’ll now find your library’s e-reference collections more clearly branded within your library’s Reference Universe query, making it easier for you to focus in on the resources you value the most. In addition to showing your entire collection in a single view–ebook as well […]

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Reference Universe indexes new content, adds API’s for discovery systems

June 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

Reference Universe, from Paratext, has added links to several popular reference works including: full text links to CQ Researcher, 1991- present, over 800 citations many new titles in CREDO Reference including over 2 million citations to 389 CREDO Reference titles 1000+ titles from Gale’s Virtual Reference Library from 2008-2009 are also being loaded into the […]

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250 ABC-CLIO Titles Now Available Through GVRL

June 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, recently announced a partnership with ABC-CLIO to distribute select titles from ABC-CLIO’s eBook collection through Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Directed toward users of public and academic libraries, nearly 250 eBooks have been selected from a variety of disciplines including history, humanities, current events and general interest.  These titles introduce resources […]

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Publishers beef up on eBook offerings

May 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Today’s LJ Academic Newswire reported on Database Marketplace 2010.  They listed several new interfaces and features from eBook publishers.  For the full story, visit the LJ Academic Newswire.

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ABC-CLIO content now on GVRL

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

There is some great news for librarians wanting their reference content to be searchable on one common interface.  ABC-CLIO has added 250 titles to the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).  The titles are either ABC-CLIO, Greenwood, Praeger, or Libraries Unlimited imprints and cover history, humanities, and general interest topics.  The addition of the ABC-CLIO titles […]

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Gale and Infobase Announce eBook Deal for GVRL

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Middle and High School librarians looking for eBooks will be happy to hear that over 250 titles from Facts on File and Ferguson Publishing will now be available through Gale’s GVRL platform.  The titles will cover the areas of careers, teen health, global warming, and science.  For more information and a list of titles please […]

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Baker & Taylor partners with Gale/Cengage to sell eBooks

October 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

Received a press release from Gale/Cengage today. Baker and Taylor will now distribute the GVRL e-book collection, Lit Crit, and the Directory Library.  B&T is the first wholesaler to sell GVRL.  See the full press release below.

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Survey – online reference databases

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

NSR Readers, I’m writing to ask for 10 minutes of your time to complete a survey about online reference databases.  I’m trying to gauge interest in a variety of features offered in online reference databases (think GVRL, Credo, SRO, ORO, ABC-CLIO, etc).  My results will be used in a presentation I am co-presenting at the […]

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eReference Platforms – The good and bad features

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

I spent Monday with several librarians in a discussion on the future eReference platform.  I’m referring to products like Credo, GVRL, Sage Reference Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, etc.  Our discussion revolved around platform features, good features and not so good features.  I’m going to list some highlights of the discussion below, but would really like […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing