[AL-Directors] FW: [Libs-Or] Of Interest to Academic Libraries: Reminder About Your Gale Support Site

Jim Scheppke jim.b.scheppke at state.or.us
Wed Jun 30 16:04:29 PDT 2010

Dear Directors:
Today the State Library sent this message out to the libs-or list. I am forwarding it to you to be sure you are aware of this effort to improve the Gale database products for academic libraries.

A key strategy here is to have your staff tell Gale what journal titles they do not provide that your students and faculty need.

I’d ask you to personally ask your staff to do this routinely as they come across titles that Gale does not have. We’ve made it easy to do.

We heard about a lot of titles that Gale does not have during our procurement process last year. Gale says they will make every effort to add titles they do not have if we just let them know about them.

We know that most of you are having to pay a lot to have two general reference database products right now. Our hope would be to see the Gale products improve to the point that many of you would not have to do this. This will only happen with your cooperation to let Gale know where they fall short.

I hope you will communicate to your staff about this.

Jim Scheppke, State Librarian
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(fax) 503-585-8059
jim.b.scheppke at state.or.us

[cid:3360758669_1693225]Go Green, Keep it on screen - think before you print.

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From: Jennifer Maurer <Jennifer.Maurer at state.or.us>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 20:30:58 +0000
To: libs-or List <libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
Subject: [Libs-Or] Of Interest to Academic Libraries: Reminder About Your Gale Support Site

This is a friendly reminder that Gale created a separate support site specifically for Oregon academic libraries.
            www.galesupport.com/oregonacad <http://www.galesupport.com/oregonacad>

Once you click on the link for your institution, you have access to your location ID, eBook MARC records, and database URLs.  The column on the right offers technical and marketing information such as PubMed linking and database icons.

Notice that now there is also a button labeled Recommend a Periodical Title.  As you use the databases and realize that a title you would like to access is not available, use the new link to request that Gale add it.

Under that is a link that leads to a list of new periodical titles.  As new titles are added, the list is updated.

                        [cid:3360758669_1717345]  <http://www.galesupport.com/oregonacad>

Please take a look at the site and offer input to Gale about how they can make this resource the most useful for you.

For specific comments about ways to improve the support site or for questions about accessing and using Gale products, please use the Contact Us Form in the column on the right, or call / email Gale as outlined on the support site.

Questions about this?  Contact MaryKay Dahlgreen <mailto:marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us>  (503-378-5012) or me.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Library Development
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR  97301-3950
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us <mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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