Gale Provides Greater Access to Research with New Google Partnership
When Book Business interviewed Paul Gazzolo, the newly-appointed SVP and global general manager of Gale, in February, he stated that it was time for Gale's reference information to enter the digital mainstream and meet students where they are. "Gale has tremendous opportunity to distinguish itself from others in the space by making sure that reference information isn't just locked in a vault or buried inside of a catalog," he said, "but rather is really pushed out to the user leveraging technology to enrich the whole learning experience." Gale's latest announcement, a partnership with Google and integration with its Apps for Education, is a significant step toward achieving this vision.
The partnership allows users to log into Gale's reference platform In Context using Google Account credentials. Once on the platform, teachers and students can easily download, share, and save Gale content on Google Apps such as Drive, Docs, Gmail, and Classroom.
"Our collaboration with Google positions us firmly in the edtech space, but most importantly, it improves access to research material that engages students and instructors and improves learning outcomes," said Gazzolo in the press release.
It's also not the first partnership Gale has announced with Google. The publisher also indexed its content on Google Scholar last week, making its content more discoverable by researchers.
To read more about Gale's latest partnership, see the full press release below.
Farmington Hills, Mich., June 30, 2015 - With plans to better connect research technology into user workflow, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, today announced its certified status as a Google for Education Partner, and the integration of Google tools into Gale products. Users are now able to seamlessly login to their school or library's Gale In Context resource using Google Account credentials and to easily download, save and share articles using Google Apps for Education including Drive and Docs. With more than 40 million Google Apps for Education users worldwide, the partnership offers tremendous potential to improve student learning.
Ellen Harvey is a freelance writer and editor who covers the latest technologies and strategies reshaping the publishing landscape. She previously served as the Senior Editor at Publishing Executive and Book Business.