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Gale Revamps Popular Product Lines to Create a Unified, Improved and Mobile-Optimized User Experience

February 2015 - Changes to GVRL, InfoTrac and In Context Platforms Enhance Accessibility and Usability

Swets Information Services BV

October 2014 - It is with sadness that we at Gale have learned of the bankruptcy of Swets Information Services BV who have a long and excellent track record of managing subscriptions on behalf of many of our customers in EMEA...


Chatham House Online Archive Testimonial

June 20, 2014 – Ian Cooke, Lead Curator in International Studies and Politics at the British Library, writes about the value of the digital archive for the library

Cengage Learning and Chatham House launch online archive on international affairs

9 JUNE 2014 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Chatham House, the world-leading international affairs think tank, announce the launch of the Chatham House Online Archive (1920-2008).


Gale Extends Partnership with Portico to Preserve Remaining Digital Collections

24 JANUARY 2014 - Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Portico, a not-for-profit digital preservation service, today announced an extension of their relationship to preserve the majority of Gale’s remaining digital archives.


Q&A with Ray Abruzzi, Director, Strategic Planning Director, on what’s new with Gale Digital Collections

4 NOVEMBER 2013 - Links to article on Booklist Online website


Q&A  with Jim Draper, VP and General Manager, on the future of libraries

9 SEPTEMBER 2013 - Links to article on Library Journal website


Gale publishes the first part of a new series in the State Papers Online programme

MONDAY 15 JULY 2013 - Gale, part of Cengage Learning, once again partners with The National Archives UK to extend its acclaimed State Papers Online programme into the eighteenth century with the publication of Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782: Part I: State Papers Domestic, Military, Naval and Registers of the Privy Council held by The National Archives.


Gale Launches the First Complete Daily Mail Online Archive 1896-2004

Andover, Hampshire UK (28 MAY 2013) – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the release of the Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004, which presents more than 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper.


Complete Daily Mail online archive 1896-2004

The Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004 provides more than 100 years of the Daily Mail newspaper online. Read full article on Information World Review.


JISC Collections endorses Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources, is pleased to announce JISC Collections’ endorsement of Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO), a multi-year global publishing programme that offers researchers and students digital access to the most provisionally comprehensive collection of nineteenth century materials of its kind.


Gale to Unify the Humanities Through Artemis

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced plans to unify, over the coming years, its extensive digital humanities collections on one state-of-the-art platform, creating the world’s largest online curated primary source and literary collection.


Gale and JISC Collections Establish Usage-Based Deal on eBooks

Capped price is now pro-rata!

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has joined together with JISC Collections to offer their members a new usage based pricing model for Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). JISC Collections mission is to support UK education and research by delivering affordable, relevant and sustainable online content. 


National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current is now available

Gale is pleased to announce that the second part of the National Geographic Magazine Archive covering 1995 to current content is now available. When added to the 1888-1994 archive, the collection now includes 125+ years of National Geographic magazine coverage, 225K+ pages across over 1,425 issues, 160K+ images and illustrations, 600+ map supplements.


Gale wins ISG Reference Award from CILIP for the second year

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is the recipient of the Besterman/McColvin Award in the ‘Outstanding works of electronic resources and e-books’ category at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals’ (CILIP) ISG Reference Awards


Gale announce a ground-breaking partnership to digitise Chatham House’s archive

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and Chatham House, the world-leading centre for policy research on international affairs, announce a ground-breaking partnership to digitise Chatham House’s archive


Cengage Learning Appoints Julian Drinkall as President of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Regions

Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company, today announces the appointment of Julian Drinkall to President and CEO, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and India, effective September 27, 2012.


Gale and National Geographic to Bring Inspiring and Iconic Resources to Library Audience

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, today announced an extended agreement to create additional library products as part of a new product suite, National Geographic Virtual Library.


French National Agreement delivers  Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)  to the desktops of scholars

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and the Bibliographic Agency for Higher Education (ABES) in France have signed a new national license agreement that will enable all research and educational institutions throughout France and French territories to access Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).


Gale shortlisted for Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year

Gale has been shortlisted for the Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year by The Bookseller. Read more.


Talk by Dr Adrian Ailes and Dr Katy Mair on State Papers at The National Archives, Kew

Talk by Dr Adrian Ailes and Dr Katy Mair, Record Specialists in Early Modern Records at The National Archives, Kew.
Thursday 8 March 2012, 2pm, The National Archives, Kew . Click here for details

New GVRL interface released

We're pleased to announce that with the help of extensive customer feedback and market research, we have recently released a new version of the much-loved Gale Virtual Reference Library. This new platform is freely available and offers a significantly enhanced virtual experience. Find out more about the new interface.

Gale unveils the all new The Times Digital Archive and announces forthcoming edition of The Sunday Times Digital Archive

On Stand 368 at Online Information 2011, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is unveiling the all new The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006. Adding 20 years to the ground-breaking, highly popular 1785-1985 edition, the new publication offers researchers nearly 70,000 issues and more than 11 million articles on the cross-searchable Gale NewsVault platform. Also coming to NewsVault is the complete run of The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006, to be released in Spring 2012.


Gale scoops prestigious ISG Reference Award from CILIP for outstanding e-resources

Gale, part of global publisher Cengage Learningis celebrating having won the Besterman/McColvin Award in the ‘Outstanding works of electronic resources and e-books’ category for The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003, at the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals’ (CILIP) ISG Reference Awards (www.cilip.org.uk/isg).


Enhanced InfoTrac user interface

Gale has added new search features — including Search Assist, search filters, additional limiters and enhanced relevancy — to the InfoTrac product range. Learn more about these exciting new developments

Fourth and final part of State Papers Online launches  

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, working in collaboration with The National Archives, is releasing the fourth and final part of State Papers Online, 1509-1714 completing a series which offers students and researchers unprecedented access to documents covering the full range of the Tudor and Stuart governments’ domestic and foreign activities.
Click here to read more


New portal topics added to Global Issues in Context this month

Gale add new portal topics to Global Issues in Context every single month, ensuring that students and researchers alike have access to the latest up-to-date information on the most topical events and developments around the world. This month's new topics include Arab Spring, Bioethics, and Organised Crime. In addition to this, more than 15% of all portal overviews are updated each week. Learn more about Global Issues in Context and the Gale Knowledge Portals


The Economist Historical Archive has never looked so good!

As part of our ongoing commitment to serve the needs of libraries, Gale has made some product enhancements to the Economist Historical Archive with the aim of streamlining the search experience and providing libraries with the reporting tools they need to assess the impact of the archive in their library. See for yourself what the archive will look like


Library Journal gives Gale NewsVault "10 out of 10"

Read Library Journal's review praising the newly released Gale NewsVault platform here


Enhanced search functionality coming soon to InfoTrac

Gale is adding new search features — including Search Assist, search filters, additional limiters and enhanced relevancy —to the InfoTrac periodical solutions user interface. Learn more here


Three new French Collections added to Archives Unbound

We have added three new and exciting French language collections to our growing list of Archive Unbound titles. The collections: Newspapers of the French Revolution 1848 , Voices from Wartime France 1939-1945: Clandestine Resistance and Vichy Newspapers and French Royal Acts, 1256-1794 are our first collections comprised entirely in the French language, with more to follow in the near future. Learn more in English and in French


Gale NewsVault: 400 years of newspapers and periodicals – now live!

Gale NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale’s range of historical newspaper collections.  Users can simultaneously search or browse across the Times Digital Archive, the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, the Financial Times Historical Archive, 19th Century US Newspapers, and many more. Providing access to over 10 million digitized facsimile pages, Gale NewsVault provides an unparalleled window to the past. Read more information on our cross-searchable newspaper platform here

New Study Skills titles added to e-Textbook Collections

Cengage Learning is delighted to announce the addition of 10 best-selling Study Skills titles to the Cengage Learning e-Textbook Collections

For the first time key textbooks are made available to libraries online, at affordable prices and with no concurrent user restrictions. The Cengage Learning e-Textbook Collections ensure that your students have anytime, anywhere access to carefully selected core e-textbooks whilst saving you valuable shelf space and relieving the pressure on shore loan collections. Learn more about the Cengage Learning e-Textbook Collections here.


State Papers Online Part III

Marking the 350th anniversary of the Restoration of the British Monarchy, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, unveils today State Papers Online Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714. The collection is the third of a four-part digital series that enables researchers and students to examine Tudor and Stuart government and society through thousands of historical manuscripts preserved by The National Archives in Kew. State Papers Domestic for the Stuart era (1603-1714) charts national affairs during one of the most dramatic periods of revolution and upheaval in Britain’s history. Researchers can find a wealth of primary source documents on such pivotal events as the Gunpowder Plot, the Civil Wars (1642-51), the trial and execution of Charles I (1649), the rule of Cromwell, the Restoration of the British Monarchy (1660), and the ‘Glorious Revolution’ (1688-9). For more information click here

Illustrated London News Historical Archive

160 years of remarkable pictorial coverage of all aspects of culture, politics and society in Britain and abroad from The Illustrated London News is now available through an easy-to-use, convenient digital format. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, in collaboration with Illustrated London News Limited, is releasing The Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003, offering students, historians and researchers online access to the complete run of this unique publication, from its first issue on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. For more information click here


The Burney Collection of 17th and 18th Century Newspapers – free online

The largest single online collection of English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries – the Burney Collection -  is now available free of charge for the first time to Higher and Further Education institutions and Research Councils across the UK.   The Burney Collection offers unique insights into two centuries of history through access to over 1,270 newsbooks, newspapers, pamphlets and a variety of other news materials published in England, Ireland and Scotland, plus papers from British colonies in the Americas and Asia.   Digitised through a partnership between the National Science Foundation and the British Library, and then developed  and hosted online by Gale/Cengage Learning, the digital version of the Burney Collection has been purchased in perpetuity by JISC Collections on behalf of the UK academic and research community at a national level following an open and transparent procurement process. For more information  click here