Gale offers Account Management Tool

April 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Gale announced a new account management tool for libraries this week called “My Account.” Using “My Account,” libraries are able to easily – •    Manage account contact, billing and shipping information •    Order print and eBook titles from the Gale catalog •    Renew subscriptions of electronic resources •    View detailed pricing, including any freight •   […]

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Gale Content Added to WorldCat Local

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off

Seems each day someone else announces more cross searching of content.  This is great news for users as overarching discovery layers are formed to search individual silos of content.  Today, OCLC and Gale announced that Gale’s Academic OneFile and General OneFile, representing millions of records, will be indexed in OCLC’s WorldCat Local. Users who subscribe […]

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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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Gale Announces New iPhone Application

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Gale/Cengage Press Release: Gale Announces New iPhone Application Library research? There’s an application for that! Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 16, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the launch of the AccessMyLibrary (AML) mobile application for the iPhone – making access to library research just a click away on a mobile […]

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Gale and Portico collaborate to preserve historical collections

December 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Gale Press Release: Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 1, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Portico, part of the not-for-profit organization ITHAKA, announced today an agreement in which Portico will digitally preserve archival versions of a number of the Gale Digital Collections. “We chose to work with Portico because they are a […]

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Big news in online reference

November 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve gotten a flurry of press releases in the past 2 weeks from a variety of reference publishers.  Some are offering mobile search, others are teaming up to distribute content, or they are offering new products.  Here’s a sampling of what’s going on (in no apparent order): Oxford University Press launched Oxford Handbooks Online SAGE […]

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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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Grzimek’s Launches

October 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Gale/Cengage press release: Farmington Hills, Mich., Oct. 12, 2009 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the launch of the digital version of Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia as an interactive, media-rich online interface. Based on the 17-volume print encyclopedia, long regarded as a leading source of information on “everything animal,” this digital […]

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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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