Gale at Computers in Libraries 2018

| By Heather Hedden | Gale engaged with the library community at last month’s Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference in more ways than one: through the exhibits, attending educational sessions, presenting, and hosting a social event. Computers in Libraries (April 16-19 in Washington, DC) is probably the largest library conference and trade show that is … Read more

Gale Introduces Digital Scholar Lab for Mining Primary Sources

Gale is developing a research experience that will provide critical infrastructure for digital scholarship research. By combining digital text and analytical tools on one intuitive platform, researchers and instructors will be able to gain insights through both distant reading and close analysis—along with the ability to configure the tools and content set to meet their specific … Read more

Gale Gives a Sneak Peek of Upcoming Digital Scholar Lab at ALA Midwinter Conference

| By Marc Cormier, director, Product Management | As a long-time steward of all things “library,” Gale has seen just about every advancement, disruption, pivot point, etc. in the evolution of library science and academic research in the last half-century. I’ve been at Gale for approximately half that amount of time and have learned through … Read more

Teacher Tools Available for Britannica eBooks

That’s right. Nearly 400 Britannica eBooks on GVRL can now be accompanied with notes that are extremely helpful to teachers. What’s inside each teacher note document? Teachers will find a summary of the text, related standards, vocabulary used, and discussion prompts for use prior to independent reading sessions, as well as questions for students to … Read more

Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to lore, it was used in … Read more

Posthumanities: The Dark Side of “The Dark Side of the Digital”

An article from       By Janneke Adema and Gary Hall   Disruptive Humanities – Digital Humanities – Posthuman Humanities “In What Is Posthumanism? Cary Wolfe insists “the nature of thought itself must change if it is to be posthumanist.”[1] Our argument, made manifest by this special issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing, … Read more

The Evolution of the Newspaper Industry

By Kevin Kohls While the newspaper industry is trying to adapt to a future where the physical newspaper is a thing of the past, Gale and The British Library are bringing the digital revolution to the 18th century. In an effort to preserve and expand access to the history of the newspaper industry, The British … Read more

Calling all Libraries to Be a Part of the Big Picture

Posted on June 6, 2016

ENTER THE MY LIBRARY PIC PHOTO SWEEPSTAKES 

Libraries complete our big picture vision. And over the next few weeks, we’re asking YOU to participate in helping us shape that vision. Send us a picture of how your library integrates and embraces technology!

The My Library Pic Photo sweepstakes is for all libraries, big or small, and all types of photographers (professional or amateur). Now through June 30, 2016, submit a photo to any of the 4 categories below, and your library could win big.

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Driving Achievements and Improving Results

Posted on May 11, 2016

Professional development is more important than ever before, especially considering the changing curriculum standards and the explosion of educational technology. Today’s changing environment demands that professional learning is delivered in a way that connects technology with classroom instruction. Teachers need to become digital learners, too, because no amount of technology can improve instruction if a teacher does not possess the strategies to integrate it.

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The Digital in the Humanities: A Special Interview Series

Published on April 26, 2016

LARBA piece by LARB Magazine. Check out Melissa Dinsman’s interview with Laura Mandell, full professor of English and the director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M,

 

 

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