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April 11, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Gale Offers Free Access to Resources During National Library Week

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is celebrating National Library Week by offering free access to six online resources for use by any library. Free access runs through National Library Week, from April 10 to April 24, 2011.

Librarians can download the widget to their homepage by visiting Library patrons should look for the widget on their library’s homepage, which provides single-click access to these online resources.

The library is where stories are read, retold, written, and created every day. In salute of the American Library Association’s theme—Create your own story @ your library—Gale is offering free access to resources that help library users explore and inspire stories of all kinds. Gale is offering access to these six resources:

  • Gale NewsVault—a specially designed online platform that enables cross-searching of Gale’s enormous range of historical newspaper and periodical collections from a single interface
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive, Part I—a historical archive that embraces the scholarly study of slavery in a comprehensive, conceptual and global way
  • Science in Context—an online learning and research portal that covers everything from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography
  • GREENR—an electronic resource offering authoritative reference content on the environment, energy, economic development and natural resources
  • Global Issues in Context—an online learning and research portal that offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance
  • Powerspeak Languages—a world language learning product that uses the research-driven powerspeaK12 language learning methodology

A Quick Response (QR) code is also available for National Library Week. After downloading a QR code-scanning app, mobile phone users can scan the QR code with their barcode reader and automatically be taken to Gale’s National Library Week website.

National Library Week is also a great time to download the free AccessMyLibrary (AML) application, which is now available on all major mobile devices, including iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iTouch) and Android devices, and for all markets—public, academic and school. AML apps allow library users to access the vast array of Gale information that their library has purchased on their behalf, giving them access to authoritative and trustworthy information anywhere, anytime.

AML apps for iOS devices can be downloaded from the iTunes store, and apps for Android devices can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace. For additional information, including AML QR codes, posters, bookmarks, and other library marketing resources, visit

Source: Gale

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