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The Associated Press is digitizing its corporate archives
April 10, 2013 | 8:11 pm

Associated PressThis is something of a big story for old-school news geeks: Two days ago, an organization known as Gale, which is part of the Kentucky-based Cengage Learning, a digital solutions provider, announced an agreement with the Associated Press to digitize [its] corporate archives, "including millions of pages of news copy (some never-before published), bureau records, correspondence, the personal papers of reporters and more," according to a release. Gale has been involved in similar large-scale partnerships in the past with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic Society. The company is referring to its partnership with the A.P. as an event that will help "Gale get one...

Gale digitizes popular 20th century weekly – Liberty Magazine
May 24, 2012 | 8:58 pm

Liberty Magazine cover 10 7 1939 From an email sent to me by Gale: There are very few magazines that are able to stand the test of time while so accurately capturing the moods and attitudes of an entire country. Liberty Magazine, a weekly that rivaled the Saturday Evening Post in its heyday, has found new life within the family of Gale Digital Collections. Gale today launched the Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950, a complete digitization of the entire run of Liberty Magazine, nearly 1,400 issues, with more than 17,000 fiction and non-fiction articles and thousands of advertisements all in a searchable, full-color format. If the Stanley Cup playoffs have got you interested in...

Gale’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online Arrives at Academic Institutions Worldwide
April 18, 2012 | 11:37 am

From the press release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the availability of Nineteenth Century Collections Online, a groundbreaking multi-year global digitization and publishing program.Nineteenth Century Collections Online brings together rare primary source materials – monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs and more – from the “long” nineteenth century (1789-1914) and beyond. British Politics and Society and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection – the first two of four Archives for 2012 – are now available to customers. “The launch of Nineteenth Century Collections Online marks an important milestone...

Gale to bring 19th Century online
January 23, 2012 | 10:14 am

Images From the press release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the source libraries, collections and plans for the first four modules of Nineteenth Century Collections Online, its global digitization and publishing program that brings together rare nineteenth-century primary source content. Currently still in development, the modules will be available this spring. Nineteenth Century Collections Online is an ongoing publishing program with content and partner libraries being added continuously. The British Library, The National Archives (United States), The National...

Gale/Cengage adds National Geographic archive
January 20, 2012 | 8:53 am

NatGeo Jun1985 thumb From the press release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and National Geographic, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, today announced an agreement to provide an online archive of more than 100 years of National Geographic magazine. Available to libraries this spring, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 will include all issues of the magazine in a fully searchable and intuitive interface. ... Also included in the more-than-100,000-page archive will be every stunning photograph published in the magazine through...

Reference Apps: features article in Booklist, by Sue Polanka
January 11, 2012 | 10:06 am

Nsr2 The January 1, 2012 issue of Booklist features Sue Polanka’s Off The Shelf column on reference apps.  Titled, “Reference- I’ve got an App for That,” the article highlights iOS and Android apps from 7 reference publishers.  Here is an excerpt and list of reference publishers included: Excerpt: “These days, it seems there’s an app for everything. So it should come as no surprise that several reference publishers are producing apps for Apple- and Android-based tablets and phones. Why should reference publishers develop apps? “Our focus is on helping libraries reach new users where they reside. We believe that one of the...

Gale expands 3 digital collections
June 23, 2011 | 10:27 am

SAS2 thumb From the press release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced new series for three Gale Digital Collections – Slavery and Anti-Slavery, The Making of the Modern World and The Making of Modern Law.   “We are excited to publish additional installments of these important collections,” said Jim Draper, vice president and publisher, Gale. “With these new releases, Gale continues to fulfill its mission to create essential resources for scholars and students in fields of high interest.”   Draper added: “Most of the materials in these new installments have never been digitized before...

Gale adds Medieval and Renaissance work to British Literary Manuscripts Online
January 19, 2011 | 1:46 pm

images.jpgFrom the press release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the release of British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance, the second installment of the British Literary Manuscripts Online series. Following the release of the first installment in May 2009, this new digital archive brings approximately 565,000 pages of unique author manuscripts into the hands of students, educators and researchers. “This fascinating series, selected from a multitude of leading world libraries, delivers insights into the culture and context surrounding centuries of British literary achievement,” said Jim Draper, vice president and publisher, Gale. “Gale is proud to be the first publisher to...

Gale to digitize McMaster University’s Holocaust and Resistance collections
December 7, 2010 | 9:36 am

images.jpegFrom the press release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and McMaster University today announced an agreement for Gale to digitize McMaster University’s collection of materials related to the Holocaust, propaganda and the Jewish underground resistance movement during the Second World War. “The depth and importance of the McMaster collection make it one of the leading Holocaust and Resistance archives in the world,” said Jim Draper, vice president and publisher, Gale. “We are proud to have the opportunity to digitize these invaluable documents--and to make them available to a wider audience--so that students and researchers, no matter their location, can access these...

Gale NewsVault offers access to 400 years of newspapers and periodicals
December 1, 2010 | 3:07 pm

newsvault_507.gifFrom the press release: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the release of Gale NewsVault, a specially designed online platform that enables cross-searching of Gale’s enormous range of historical newspaper and periodical collections from a single interface. Providing access to more than 2,000 titles and 10 million digitized pages, Gale NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to the past for researchers and students. Libraries that have purchased any Gale historical newspaper or periodical collection will have immediate access to Gale NewsVault. Users are able to simultaneously search or browse across multiple products offered by their institution. Users will also see an...

Gale and 18thConnect partner to improve access to 18th Century documents
November 5, 2010 | 10:32 am

Screen shot 2010-11-05 at 10.31.29 AM.pngFrom the 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 partnership with 18thConnect gives us a unique opportunity to collaborate with a leading scholarly organization in order to improve upon the user experience within ECCO, the leading database for research and teaching of the eighteenth century,” said Jim Draper, Vice President and Publisher, Gale. Gale’s ECCO archive, one of the largest academic...

New versions of Gale’s AccessMyLibrary apps now available
October 28, 2010 | 11:40 am

Screen shot 2010-10-28 at 11.39.20 AM.pngFrom an Announcement: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the availability of the first AccessMyLibrary Public Edition Android application and the first AccessMyLibrary College Edition application for iOS devices (iPhone, iTouch and iPad). [Clip] The AML Public Edition Android app allows researchers using an Android device to access Gale resources through public libraries within a 10-mile radius, similar to the Public Edition applications already created for Apple devices. The AML College Edition is the first Gale app for college students and gives them anytime, anywhere access to the Gale resources available through their college library. Students can use the app to locate their...