| By Gale Staff |
Read this Gale report on how one program is increasing database usage and lowering collection costs for libraries.
Support student success. For academic librarians, that goal is what motivates purchasing and collection development decisions. But it’s not always an easy task. With 80–90% of academic libraries facing flat or declining subscription budgets, it’s becoming more and more of a challenge for librarians to purchase databases and resources that fulfill the needs of every researcher and discipline. We spoke with our library partners about these challenges and worked toward developing a solution—that solution became the Gale Access Program.
Read about the measurable results institutions across the country are seeing due to the success of this program. See what other institutions are saying. The Gale Access Program moves away from the a-la-carte purchasing model to more streamlined pricing that bundles 49 of Gale’s most commonly used databases in the academic segment, including some of Gale’s most popular resources.
The result? Students and faculty have access to more depth of content, a broader scope of disciplines, and the opportunity to enhance their research, instruction, and learning. For librarians, the result is increased usage and ROI. By providing unmatched resources, the library can fortify its role as the center for research and as a hub for accessing learning materials used in instruction.