By Michelle Eickmeyer
Monday, we held an employee townhall and invited customers to join. You can read more about it here, watch a recording here (it’s only 15 minutes), and read the press release here.
Let’s take a look at the 3 main points and what they mean to Academic libraries.
- Gale adds STEM titles from Springer and Elsevier to GVRL
- eBook titles are now available in discipline-specific colllections.
- We are expanding beyond reference
In the last several years, university libraries have seen an increased need to support STEM disciplines. To ensure you and your students and faculty have the best information available, we are partnering with industry leading publishers Springer and Elsevier to bring their top-quality STEM content to the other top-quality materials already available on the GVRL platform. As thousands of new titles are added to serve specific and in-demand areas of study like Cyber Security and Protean Sciences, we’re working to expand our partnerships with other publishers as well.
Ensuring you are selecting the most recent and relevant titles for a specific need at your library should not be, well, rocket science! We have restructured how titles can be purchased on GVRL, making it easier than ever to acquire what you need with confidence. Adding to the current purchasing options (including single title purchase and UDA), titles have been organized into collections of the 46 most asked about, used, and sought after disciplines. You can explore the collections here.
Reference, in just about every sense of the word, has changed. The way students work, how they access materials, and the types of materials they need for study/research/classwork/homework/everything is different. Accordingly, Gale is going to be different, and GVRL is going to be different. In addition to both proprietary and 3rd party monographs, we’ll be adding multimedia content. We’ll also be changing what we call and how we talk about some of our products, making their benefits to your users clearer and the products themselves easier to remember/find later.
We’re very excited about what’s happening at Gale, and we hope you are too. This is our 60th year – the diamond anniversary. It’s amazing to think of all we’ve done together, and all we have yet to accomplish. We can’t wait to talk to you – about what you’re up to, about how we can make a difference together, and about what the future holds.
About the Author
Michelle is an “anytime!” traveler and language enthusiast. She has degrees in talking from Central Michigan and Michigan State University. She is currently becoming a runner and used to play golf in high school.