2016 OAT Award Winning: Associated Press Collections Online

Published on February

Associated Press Collections Online, by Gale, part of Cengage Learning, was recently announced for inclusion in Choice’s annual Outstanding Academic Title list!  The Associated Press Collections Online resource will be recognized in the January 2016 issue of Choice Magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. This is an accomplishment Gale takes great pride in, as this year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 606 books and electronic resources chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among some 6,500 titles reviewed last year.  Of the titles selected, a mere 20 are electronic with one being the Associated Press Collections Online resource!  Titles are selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution, and their value as important – often the first – treatment of their subject.

Associated Press Collections Online is a publishing program focused on making varied treasures of the Associated Press Corporate Archives, AP Images, and AP Archive available to libraries worldwide.  The collection meets the research needs of a variety of disciplines, and offers a cutting-edge platform designed to support that research. An esteemed advisory board was comprised to help shape the collection.  That advisory board consisted of scholars in the disciplines of Journalism, History, and English.  Additionally, ad hoc advisory groups were formed from other disciplines such as Advertising and Public Relations, Sociology and Political Science. Such measures were taken to curate and provide a truly second-to-none resource and research experience.

“The database will be of immense value to students and scholarly or professional investigators in the fast-changing field of journalism; historical researchers will also find it a tremendous resource.” –Choice.

We are very proud in accepting this honor as it is merely acknowledgment of the level of dedication we continuously strive to when bringing resources to scholars everywhere.  For more information regarding the Associated Press Collections Online resource or to request a trial, be sure to be sure to visit here.


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