Gale’s Hackathon: Passionate People Working on New Ideas

| By Aimme Keener | Gale’s credo starts with the statement “We believe in the power and joy of learning,” and the technology team truly embraces this.  Once a month, our team stops all of its day-to-day work on the floor and participates in a hackathon. Hackathons aren’t new.  They have become mainstream in the … Read more

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, Part II: Southern Regional Office Available Now

The second installment of the American Civil Liberties Union Papers archive is officially released. This resource expands the 20th century legal coverage of Part I with newly digitized materials from the Seely G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University.  The archive documents the ACLU’s effort to enforce the legal provisions of federal civil rights legislation … Read more

The Stuart & Cumberland Papers Digitization Project at Windsor Castle

| By Roberta Giubilini & Puneeta Sharma, The Royal Archives | The Royal Archives was founded in 1914 and is a private archive which offers public access to historical papers for educational purposes and academic study, while protecting the personal private papers of The Queen and members of The Royal Family. Access to the Archives is … Read more

New Collections Added to Archives Unbound

Since its inception in 2009, the Archives Unbound program has published more than 230 titles. The roots of the program are in microfilm, and the collection makes available targeted collections of interest to scholars engaged in serious research. The Archives Unbound program consists of more than 290,000 documents totaling 12 million pages. Over the coming year, we will add 32 new … Read more

Why Semantic HTML Matters to Accessibility

| By Matt Long, Gale Software Engineering Manager | Web accessibility is about ensuring equal access to content on the web to people with and without disabilities. At Gale web accessibility matters. And while for a variety of reasons equal access can be challenging in certain situations, there are some simple things developers and designers … Read more

Inside Look: Gale Primary Sources Digitization Process

Ever wonder how primary sources are selected and digitized? Here’s a brief overview showing that, while the task at hand is arduous, the flawless results are worth the attention to detail. Request a trial or demonstration at gale.com/gps17

Gender & Diversity Content at Your Fingertips

In-Depth Portfolio: Resources for Instruction & Research Our new Gender & Diversity Content Hub is full of stimulating content from Gale Primary Sources, eBooks on GVRL, and several databases all in one central location. In the hub, you will find information on Civil Rights, Sexuality & Gender, and Women’s Studies from our most popular, authoritative … Read more

A Spotlight on 21st Century Skill Sets and How the Education Industry is Emerging to Meet the Demands

| By Chitraa Sridharan | In the rapidly changing market place today, it is becoming increasingly evident that workplaces need workers who are just not proficient with the core skills but also with people who are prepared to solve complex problems and adapt to changing environments using their 6C (Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking, Creative innovation, … Read more

Women’s Studies Archive Provides “Unique” and “Rich” Content

Gale’s new archive, Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities, contains approximately one million never-before-digitized pages of primary source material, all aligned with women’s studies. As the first in the Women’s Studies archive, this collection traces the path of women’s issues from past to present—pulling primary sources from manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, and more. It captures the … Read more

Explore the Vietnam War through Documentaries and Primary Sources

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimonies of nearly … Read more