Increase eBook Product Usage, Ideas from GVRL Clients

October 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

Gale/Cengage has collected a growing list of 18 ways to increase usage of your ebook resources.  They are listed below.  Or, visit the site for the full story. How to Increase Product Usage Here are a few “best practices” as defined by your colleagues. Many of our customers have already discovered and implemented these ideas for […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

A View From the Top Panel at ALA

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

Here’s a snapshot from the ALA Presentation – A View from the Top. Left to right: John Barnes, Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke, Sage, Sue Polanka, WSU, Michael Ross, Britannica, Casper Grathwohl, Oxford To start the session, each of the panelists was asked: Will we have reference in 10-15 years?  If so, what will it look like? […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events

ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View From the Top

May 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Headed to Anaheim?  Mark your calendars for this not to miss event: 2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Anaheim Convention Center 204B Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · Reference Publishing

Interview with Gale/Cengage – Updating eBooks

May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off

May 6, 2008 I had a nice conversation with Frank Menchaca, Executive VP and Publisher of Gale/Cengage Learning.  We discussed the importance of updating eBooks and what plans Gale has in place to do this, including Smart Reference and GVRL 2.0 – both forthcoming. I recommend you download the file first, then listen. May 2008 […]

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Tags: Interviews · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Gale’s National Library Week Celebration – Free Access

April 1st, 2008 · Comments Off

Cool idea! Thanks Gale/Cengage. I hope this isn’t an April Fool’s joke To celebrate libraries and their resources, Gale is offering you free access to Books & Authors, our new and innovative online readers’ advisory resource for the entire month of April. Its browesable menus and advanced visual search technology allow readers to discover authors […]

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ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing

February 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for tomorrow in a digital age and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Speakers: John Barnes, […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events