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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Tags: Conferences/Events · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Reference Publishing

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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Gale Launches Biography In Context

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

From the Booklist Points of Reference blog: Gale  announced yesterday the availability of Biography in Context, a new next-gen resource evolving from, and soon replacing, the Biography Resource Center database. Biography in Context includes the following: Read Speaker text-to-speech technology, available on every page, is an ideal option for struggling readers and the visually impaired […]

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Tags: Accessibility · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

eBook platform comparison chart

June 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m not sure how I didn’t find this earlier, but thanks to a colleague, Erik Christopher, I am now aware of the JISC eBook comparison chart. It is available on the JISC site at http://www.jisc-adat.com/adat/adat_ebooks.pl and offers a comparison of up to 7 different eBook platforms including:  Credo Reference, NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, MyiLibrary, Dawsonera, and Taylor and […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Publishing · Reference Publishing · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

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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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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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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NLW – Love thy library

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Way to go Gale

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NLW – Free access to Gale Resources

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

In honor of National Library Week, Gale is providing free access to 5 databases.  They include: Archives Unbound – A vast new electronic resource that combines the best of legacy microfilms from Gale and Primary Source Media along with new, never-before-published collections of historical and scholarly documents sourced from institutions worldwide. Career Transitions – A […]

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