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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Gale launches Career Online High School to public libraries for accredited high school diplomas

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

Gale Partners with Career Online High School to Deliver Accredited High School Diploma Program through Public Libraries Nationwide Farmington Hills, Mich., January 9, 2014 —Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses, announced today the launch of Career Online High School to its […]

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Gale announces new Usage-Driven Acquisition model for GVRL

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Earlier today Gale/Cengage announced a new business model for the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).  The model is “Usage-Driven Acquisition” (UDA) and is based on evidence-based decisions – you only buy what you use.  The press release states, “Unlike options currently offered by other e-book providers, this new purchase model will allow libraries to purchase […]

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GVRL adds 200 new children’s reference titles from Encyclopaedia Britannica

October 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Nice to see new preK-6 content added to the GVRL interface, especially EB titles. Farmington Hills, Mich., October 23, 2013 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the addition of nearly 200 new children’s reference titles from revered publisher, Encyclopaedia […]

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Gale launches first Smithsonian Institution collection

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last February, Gale announced a large-scale Gale-Smithsonian Institution partnership to digitize content. Today, Gale announced the availability of the first product in the line -  Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive.   This resource includes the complete back files of both magazines.  The full press release is below.  NSR’s Mirela  Roncevic featured a story on […]

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Gale metadata to be indexed in EBSCO Discovery Service

May 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

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.  — […]

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Gale sets the stage for the launch of Artemis

April 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

 According to the press release just received from Gale (see below), the company plans to bring together more than 130 million pages of its digital humanities content onto one platform. Artemis, the name of the product, will be released in a series of phases over the next few years and will become the world’s largest curated primary […]

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OCLC to index metadata and full text of all Gale databases and archives for greater discovery in WorldCat Local

January 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

Received this press release from OCLC today.  The metadata and full text of ALL Gale databases and archives will be fully discoverable in WorldCat Local. This will be a great benefit to mutual subscribers of OCLC and Gale products. More from the press release: New agreement will provide libraries and users broader access to Gale […]

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National Geographic Virtual Library: What it includes and how to purchase it

January 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week, Gale announced another expansion of its partnership with National Geographic with the launch of National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World, the third resource in its multi-media National Geographic Virtual Library package (selected by Mirela Roncevic as one of the most impactful digital resources for libraries in 2012). This new component of the Library joins […]

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