Gale/Cengage partners with Smithsonian Institution to develop digital products

March 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Farmington Hills, MI and Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2013 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the Smithsonian Institution today announced a licensing agreement to distribute Smithsonian assets into the library and academic space. “We’re elated to be working with the […]

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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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Gale’s ECCO and 18thConnect Partner to Improve Access

November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off

From a Gale/Cengage Learning Press Release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and 18thConnect, a scholarly organization dedicated to forging links between eighteenth-century archives and today’s digital research environment, today announced a partnership to share scholarly content and improve the searchability of documents within Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) archive. Gale’s ECCO archive, one of the […]

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New Articles of Interest

September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

Standards & Best Practices – Identifiers – Roadmap of Identifiers …BISG Video – Students Love AccessMyLibrary School Edition – Gale/Cengage Hands-On with a New e-Reader – NYTimes.com Library Labs Turn to Their Patrons for Project Ideas – Wired Campus Why Share Open Educational Resources? – College Open Textbooks Blog Library can’t lend an eBook to […]

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Reference Works From Idea to Reality

September 16th, 2010 · Comments Off

New article in Booklist, Reference Works From Idea to Reality.  The article summarizes a presentation from the ALA Annual Conference by 3 reference publishers representing Gale/Cengage, Oxford University Press, and SAGE Reference.  Each describes a different aspect of the reference publishing experience – exploring a new topic and selecting a format, publishing a work, and […]

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LJ’s eBook Summit – September 29th

July 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mark your calendars for September 29th, the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit – eBooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point.  This looks like it will be a fabulous event with great keynote speakers lined up and a diverse selection of panel discussions.  Ray Kurzweill, Kevin Kelly, and David Lankes are featured keynote speakers.  The breakout sessions will feature […]

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Reference Works From Idea to Reality – ALA Session Summary

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

This post was reprinted in full from the Points of Reference blog at Booklistonline.com. Each year at the ALA Annual Conference, Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin sponsors a program to discuss various topics related to reference and reference publishing.  This year RBB’s session focused on the process of creating a reference work, from idea to reality.  […]

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The A to Z of Electronic Reference Product Development – ALA session summary

June 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

RUSA (Reference & User Services Division of ALA) sponsored a panel discussion of the product development of electronic reference products.  It was organized by RUSA, with Joseph Yue of the University of California at the lead and moderated by  Kay Cassell from Rutgers SLIS.  The panel included Frank Menchaca from Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke from SAGE […]

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2010 Dartmouth Medal Winners

January 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off

The Dartmouth Medal, honoring a reference work of outstanding quality and significance, is awarded each year by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.  This year, 3 titles were honored, one as the Dartmouth Medal winner and two for Honorable Mention.  All 3 multivolume titles are available in ebook […]

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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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