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.
"We're excited to partner with a leader in technology and search to integrate our great content and innovative platforms into student workflow," said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager, Gale. "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."
As a Google for Education Partner, Gale uses the most current and popular Google tools to support students as they develop key study and organizational skills. By integrating leading resources into its platforms - such as Google Apps for Education, a free suite of tools that includes Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more - Gale helps educators improve student engagement, encourage collaboration, and foster critical thinking-from anywhere and on any device. Once logged in as a Google user to a Gale In Context resource, users can download, save and share content-including any highlights or notes they've added to documents within the product. In addition, Gale is one of only 15 partners to pilot Google's newly announced Classroom share button which allows teachers and students to easily share content from third party websites to assignments and announcements in Google Classroom. The Classroom share button will be available within In Context products this summer, and allows educators to seamlessly link Gale content to classroom assignments.
Chrome Web Store and Google Apps for Education apps are now also available for free download, which provides another path for users into the resources provided by their subscribing institution. Apps are available for the entire Gale In Context suite, which includes subject-specific and cross-curricular resources like Biography, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, U.S. History, World History, as well as Student Resources in Context. To improve student productivity, increase engagement and foster collaboration among all of its users, Gale will roll out similar apps, authentication and tools for other product families this fall, including Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), InfoTrac, Kids InfoBits and more.
For more information on Gale's Google Apps for Education and integration with In Context, visit http://blog.gale.com/google-incontext/ or stop by the Gale booth (#2028) at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia, June 28-July 1. For questions, please contact Kristina Massari at email@example.com.
About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is a global provider of research resources for libraries and businesses for more than 60 years. Gale is passionate about supporting the continued innovation and evolution of libraries by providing the content, tools, and services libraries need to promote information discovery, enable learning, and support economic, cultural, and intellectual growth in their communities. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.cengage.com.
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.