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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Introducing the NEW Encyclopedia.com

September 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

Have you seen Gale/Cengage Learning’s encyclopedia.com lately?  It’s full of vetted reference information with some funky cool new features.  Check it out online and for a more detail description of the site, and it’s potential, read the latest in the Off The Shelf Column at Booklist Online.

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Widgets Increase Use of eReference Collections

May 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

From the Gale/Cengage RE:sources blog, May 2009 Widgets pack a wallop Results from K-12 school, academic and public libraries confirm that usage soars when you add the ability to search all or part of your Gale Virtual Reference Library collection with a widget. Comparing the number of user sessions before and after the addition of […]

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GVRL Pricing via YBP

March 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

Concerning my previous post on Gale/YBP, I had a chance to talk with John Barnes at Gale/Cengage regarding the pricing of GVRL titles through the YBP service.  According to him, GVRL prices will remain the same using various tiers, based on FTE.  Within the next month, YBP will load all of the Gale patron data […]

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YBP Customers can now Purchase Gale Titles

March 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Great news from Gale/Cengage and YBP (Baker & Taylor).  GVRL, LitCrit and Gale Directory titles can now be purchased through YBP services.  This is wonderful news and comes on the heels of the recenet B&T and ebrary partnership.  Clearly publishers and aggregators are finally working together to make purchasing ebooks as seamless as the print […]

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Gale offers free access to Women’s History web site

February 17th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Gale/Cengage email I received: Free Access on our Women’s History Web site From women in politics to women in the environment, start planning your Women’s History Month events now with great resources from Gale.Farmington Hills, Mich., Feb. 17, 2009 – In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, […]

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More on Gale/Cengage and HighBeam

December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

I just had a nice conversation with John Barnes, Executive VP Strategic Marketing and Business Development, at Gale/Cengage.  I asked John if Gale would be introducing new business models directed towards end users with their recent acquisition of HighBeam.  Below is a brief summary of our discussion.  Thanks John. HighBeam’s clients are a combination of […]

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HighBeam Research now part of Gale/Cengage

December 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Gale/Cengage recently acquired HighBeam Research Inc.  If you are unfamiliar with HighBeam, they are an online reference source with access to over 3500 resources from magazine/newspaper articles to  journal articles to popular reference sources.  HighBeam provides it’s services to companies, small groups, and individuals rather than libraries. This is a very interesting acquisition to me.  […]

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Widgets guide usage of eReference/eBooks

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

I love widgets.  Last week at the Charleston Conference I was on a panel discussing “bridging the google gap.”  I was to discuss ways libraries were bridging that gap through reference services.  Widgets was one of my answers. Widgets can be embedded on multiple library web pages, course management systems, facebook, teacher/faculty websites, anywhere really!  […]

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