| By Kristin Fust |
As a product manager at Gale, I love connecting with customers and learning about how they utilize eBooks on the GVRL platform. During these conversations, one common thread is usually the merit of GVRL in providing students with the foundational materials needed to better understand core concepts in their areas of study. Given the fact that institutions only need to purchase one copy of a book on GVRL to grant access to their entire campus, this insight—coupled with an ever-increasing focus on lowering student costs—presents libraries with a great opportunity to explore eBooks on GVRL as a source of affordable course materials.
Recent enhancements to GVRL make it easier to align your eBook collection with course offerings. For instance, libraries can create custom eBook collections that appear on the GVRL home page and can be cross-searched or featured in an LMS or LibGuide. Collections can even be hidden from student view but still shared with faculty to facilitate collaboration.
We realize that selecting content takes time, and we want to make the process as easy as possible. Our content acquisitions team judiciously selects titles from top publishing partners, such as SAGE, ABC-CLIO, Wiley, Elsevier, and others. Whether it is a Gale title or others, we strive to provide the greatest value to our customers. In fact, when we are developing our own titles, published under the imprints of Gale, Macmillan, and Charles Scribner’s Sons, our frontlist team works with academic editorial boards and advisors, and regularly engages with customers to develop content that supports academic courses, as well as explores new and emerging fields of study.
Together, with libraries such as yours, Gale seeks to empower access and the discovery of insights. We’re excited to offer an effortless eBook experience through GVRL as part of that mission.