Trends and New Technologies in the Field of Electronic Information Resources
Session coordinator: Jiří Kadleček, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o.
Time and venue: May 24, 2:15 PM - 5:55 PM, Vencovsky Aula
Gale’s New Learning Environments: Gale’s "In Context" Products and the "Gale Virtual Reference Library"
Karsten Sydow, Gale - Cengage Learning (EMEA) Ltd, Germany
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Gale’s new portfolio of online solutions is designed to meet the needs of
today’s students, educators and librarians alike. The new Gale In Context
family of products — including topical Biography, Canada, Opposing
Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources and History (U.S. and World)
editions — represents a fundamental shift in Gale’s approach to product
development. This learning environment provides a revolutionary user experience
that’s supported by:
• The acclaimed content for which Gale is known — including more than 5,000 unique titles
• Engaging, highly-relevant and media-rich content delivered in context through more than 1,800 Web-like topic pages
• Customizable options to help you best serve your users
• Convenient user tools such as Search Assist, interactive maps, Web 2.0 sharing, ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, language translations and more The Web has changed how people gather and consume information. With this in mind, Gale applied feedback from the community and extensive user research to develop an evolved set of tools to support these 21st-century learners as they develop critical thinking and information literacy skills. The results are the Gale In Context suite of online solutions and Gale’s Virtual Reference Library 2.0 that make discovering information engaging, simple and fun for the user.
Author's professional CV
Karsten Sydow has been working as Sales Representative for Gale – Cengage Learning (Library Reference Division) for Central and Eastern Europe, and most parts of Germany since December 2008. He studied Library Science, Modern History, and Political Science at Humboldt University in Berlin. University-, State and Special Libraries in Central Europe are in cooperation with him on print- and eBooks, digital collections, and online databases.