Press Release: Gale Adds Hundreds of Wiley Titles to e-Book Platform
More than 400 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. e-books are coming to Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). GVRL is the e-book platform offered by Gale, a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses and part of Cengage Learning. The new titles include monographs covering in-demand subjects such as business and economics, medicine, computer science, and psychology, and are part of Gale's recently announced effort to expand its e-book offerings for the growing STEM market. In addition, nearly 180 titles from the popular "For Dummies" series such as Stock Investing For Dummies®, Paleo Cookbook For Dummies®, and Pinterest For Dummies® will also be added.
"The addition of the Wiley titles adds enormous value to GVRL in both STEM and in general education," said Jim Draper, vice president and general manager, Gale. "This expansion underscores Gale's commitment to researchers of all kinds as we work to become the largest e-book provider for libraries."
Gale will combine the reference content from its more than 100 publishing partners with monographs and multimedia content, such as videos, to make GVRL the only library platform delivering this broad cross-section of research support. In addition, the company is launching a new proprietary monograph publishing program that will combine the best works from its partners covering the humanities, philosophy, religion and social science disciplines along with Gale's core strength across these content areas, including more than 350,000 historical monographs. GVRL provides a unique opportunity for libraries to house their reference and monograph collections in the same place - meaning that students and researchers can get the background on a topic at the same time they dive into deeper research.
GVRL is the only e-book platform to offer InterLink technology, which allows users to link directly from their InfoTrac periodicals to contextually relevant articles within GVRL, as well as offer the converted HTML version of e-book monograph titles alongside the PDF, making possible features such as ReadSpeaker technology (text-to-speech functionality), article translation, and easy integration into LibGuides and curriculum. GVRL also allows for unlimited concurrent users and downloads, online book browse, and the ability to download articles as PDFs to e-readers or MP3 players for offline access.