Agenda • About Cengage and Gale • From Print Reference to e-Reference • How does Gale build world’s largest digital library • We have National Geographic Virtual Library from 1888!! • How does Gale help libraries to build online resources • Embargo vs. current contents • Impotency of indexing
Library Reference (Gale) • HQ in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA • One of the foremost library reference publishers • Publishing formats include: • Print library reference, such as thematic encyclopedias,annual directories, literary biographies/criticisms, etc. • eBook versions of print publications and an eBook platform • Aggregated Journal databases (InfoTrac) • Subject Portals and Databases combining various content together • Microform collections and serials • Digital Archives of primary source material
History about Gale • Founded Frederick Gale Ruffner in 1954. • It started from a single publication – the Encyclopedia of Associations • Ruffner sold Gale Research to Thomson Corporation in 1985 • 1988, Gale produced directories on CD-ROM • 1993 it was delivering references by Internet • Gale merged Information Access Company (IAC) and Primary Source Media (PSM) in 1998 • 2007, as part of a deal by a private equity consortium to purchase Thompson Learning, Gale became part of Cengage Learning.
National Geographic Virtual Library EXPLORE like Never Before Scott Dawson, Associate Publisher
National Geographic Virtual Library Overview • Main Component: • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 • Purchase or subscription; required to gain access to other NG products Additional Components Available as Subscriptions: • National Geographic Magazine Archive, Current File, 1995-present • People, Animals and the World (PAW) • Kids
What is the National Geographic Magazine Archive? What is the National Geographic Magazine Archive? • Complete archive from 1888 -current of one of the world’s best-known, most authoritative publications • 125+ years • 225K pages across 1,428 issues • 160K+ images • 600+ map supplements
National Geographic inspires its readers to see the world through an explorer’s eyes
People, Animals and the World (PAW) • Features a great range of National Geographic content: • National Geographic Traveler Magazine 2010-present • 170+ Books • 600 Standalone Images that are downloadable • 320+ Videos • 650+ Maps / Atlases • Topics Covered: • History • Travel • Cultures from around the globe • Animals • Science/Technology/Environment • More • Available on the cross-searchable, single platform for all things National Geographic called National Geographic Virtual Library • This multimedia collection is available via subscription only • Only available to National Geographic Magazine Archive customers
What’s in PAW? 170+ National Geographic Books • On Animals …
What’s in PAW? 170+ National Geographic Books • On the Environment …
What’s in PAW? 170+ National Geographic Books • On History …
What’s in PAW? 170+ National Geographic Books • On People and Cultures …
What’s in PAW? 170+ National Geographic Books • On Science and Technology …
What’s in PAW? 170+ National Geographic Books • On Travel …
What’s in PAW? 320+ Nat Geo Videos With TRANSCRIPTS and CLOSED CAPTIONS Closed Captions Searchable Full Transcript
What’s in PAW? 650+ Nat Geo Maps • On Travel … Click to Zoom in!
National Geographic Virtual Library: Kids • Content will be appropriate for ages 6 & up; elementary and middle school students • Offers coverage of the National Geographic Kids magazine (2009-present) • Additional content includes: • 200 NG Kids Books • Over 500 Images • Button within the National Geographic Virtual Library platform will allow users to just search the Kids content* • Provides a “Kids” view; currently looking at building a Gale Admin feature that will allow users to default to “Kids” view • Available on the National Geographic Virtual Library platform * Product in development, features not finalized and could change. Release date also tentative.
To develop young people who contribute to the betterment of the community and the world.
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