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    April 6th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    McLean, VA (April 6, 2011) – LogiXML, the pioneer of web-based business intelligence software, today announced that Purdue University Libraries has selected Logi Insight to track and analyze the usage of library resources, including e-resources, which represent the largest and fastest growing part of Purdue’s budget. Purdue joins Boston College, New York University, and Texas Tech University to adopt Logi Insight for Libraries (

    “Using Logi Insight puts us in a position where we can understand how patrons are utilizing e-resources, as well as physical resources,” said Paul Bracke, the director of technology for Purdue Libraries. “Like all academic libraries, we’ve seen demand for e-resources skyrocket in recent years, and we’re at a point where e-resources represent more than 80 percent of our budget. Getting insight into library utilization data is one of our top priorities.”

    Logi Insight for Libraries was designed to help libraries track and analyze the usage of library resources that universities spend millions of dollars each year to maintain. The solution allows librarians to better justify their budget requests based on what is being used by students, staff and other patrons. Prior to this technology, most libraries have struggled to access valuable operational data which is spread out across multiple isolated data silos.

    Logi Insight makes it possible for librarians and administrators to measure patron utilization of library resources, circulation data, e-resources, budget data, and other information that is unique to libraries.

    “Logi Insight is the first solution that enables librarians to analyze resource utilization data in a way that allows them to make more informed budgetary decisions,” said Brett Jackson, CEO of LogiXML. “We are excited to be providing this capability to Purdue’s academic library system.”

    Founded in 2000, LogiXML was the first to market with next generation, web-based business intelligence software. LogiXML provides web-based dashboards, user-friendly reports, and on-demand analysis that enables both technical and non-technical users to make better decisions for their organizations.

    For more information, please contact:

    Will Marlow, Director of Communications, LogiXML.
    office: 703.752.9700 Ext 169
    cell: 202.577.3350

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    April 6th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Farmington Hills, Mich., April 6, 2011 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is celebrating National Library Week by offering free access to six highly-praised online resources for use by any library during National Library Week.

    Free access runs through National Library Week, from April 10 to April 24, 2011. Librarians can download the widget to their homepage by visiting starting on April 10. 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 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

    “Gale is thrilled to offer free access to these resources during National Library Week,” said Nader Qaimari, Gale’s senior vice president of marketing. “Have you ever wanted to learn French or research your family genealogy? Today you can. Visit your local library website to access these free resources and create your own story.”

    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

    For more information, please contact Kristina Massari at

    About Cengage Learning and Gale
    Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information, visit or