| By Judy Galens, Director, Frontlist Acquisitions & GVRL |
Libraries have to deal with the complications that the digital age presents on a daily basis. The pace of change is dizzying. Innovations are both exhilarating and exhausting. And the sheer number of products that are available can be overwhelming. Choosing an eBook platform is no exception. So why choose GVRL? The answer turns out to be surprisingly uncomplicated.
GVRL offers one of the best ways to access the authoritative, reliable titles produced by Gale and its imprints, including UXL, St. James Press, Macmillan Reference USA, and Charles Scribner’s Sons. Whether your patrons are seeking information on health, business, nations and cultures, or life and career skills, they can count on the authoritative, accessible content that is Gale’s specialty.
GVRL provides more than just Gale content. Among the 20,000+ titles available on GVRL are thousands of titles from our valued partners, including travel guides from DK and Rough Guides; knowledge-building content from Britannica and ABC-CLIO; practical how-to titles from the Idiots’ Guides and For Dummies series; resources for small-business owners and entrepreneurs; statistical and demographics data for researchers; high-interest titles for kids of all ages; and information for teens and adults on health, finance, fitness, history, literature, and dozens of other topics. These titles are carefully curated to provide public library patrons with the resources they need, supporting job seekers, caregivers, lifelong learners, DIYers, entrepreneurs, travelers—in short, everyone who walks through the doors of their local library seeking information.
Whatever the topic your patrons are interested in, GVRL makes it easy to find, compare, save, and share that content. GVRL eBooks are indexed at the article or chapter level, yielding a more targeted results list. Patrons searching for information on Belize, for example, could see articles listing Belize’s best hotels and restaurants, alongside rich encyclopedia overviews, demographic statistics, and much more. Patrons never have to worry about limited checkout periods or long hold lists with GVRL. All titles are accessible to unlimited users at any time, from anywhere, and on any device.
Gale delivers the tools and support needed to get the most out of your eBook collection on GVRL. Our new GVRL customization tools allow Gale Admin users to organize titles within a subject area and choose which titles are displayed first. You can also create custom collections or groupings of titles that align with upcoming programs. Whether focusing on small business, Autism Awareness Month, Black History Month, health and wellness, coding and programming, or any other topic, you can create a custom collection to promote relevant eBooks to your patrons. In addition, our sales consultants stand by to assist you in building and organizing your collection in ways that best serve your patrons, and our customer success team offers best-in-class service following your purchase of eBooks on GVRL.