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    May 15th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Farmington Hills, MI – May 15, 2012 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Wolper Information Services today announced a partnership to distribute Gale subscription products and major reference works in print and electronic form into the special library market. Wolper, the first subscription agency to sell Gale products, will expand distribution of key resources by offering them to libraries and individuals within corporations, medical and healthcare facilities, government agencies and non-profit institutions.

    “We are always looking for new and convenient options to provide our customers and potential customers with access to our products,” said Frank Menchaca, executive vice president and publisher, Gale. “Through this agreement with Wolper, customers can now easily access key Gale resources and combine multiple vendor subscriptions through one source.”

    Through this agreement, Wolper will be able to offer special library customers access to thousands of Gale titles and customizable subscription products, such as:
    • Infotrac Custom Journals – provides access to Gale’s online full-text periodical collection. Customers can select only the periodicals most appropriate for their institution and can manipulate the search interface and functionality – important features for institutions serving populations with unique, discipline-specific reference needs.
    • Gale Directory Library – an online source for authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more with state-of-the-art search and export features.
    • Business and Company Resource Center (soon to be known as Business Insights: Essentials) – a comprehensive, single-source database for accurate, up-to-date and in-depth business, company and industry information. Users can access business case studies, investment data, timely statistics, real time financials and more, as well as Gale proprietary titles like Market Share Reporter and Business Rankings Annual.
    • RDS Business Suite – an online subscription service of highly focused full-text coverage of company and industry news, competitive intelligence, management practices, and market research information. Includes more than1,400 worldwide business sources and thousands of tables with strategic data.
    • Health and Wellness Resource Center – provides access to thousands of full-text medical journals, periodicals, reference works, multimedia and more. For researchers at all levels, this resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

    “We are delighted to partner with Gale, a leading e-content provider, to offer databases, as well as electronic reference and monograph products, to our customers,” said Susan Wolper, President of Wolper Information Services. “Collaborating with Gale will enable Wolper to deliver some of the most respected and highest-quality content to libraries. This partnership was formed in response to the needs and interests of librarians in all market sectors.”

    To learn more about this partnership and other offerings from Gale and Wolper Information Services, please contact Kristina Massari at, Didi Yunginger at or visit the Wolper booth (#330) on the expo floor at the Medical Library Association conference in Seattle, WA, May 19-22.

    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

    About Wolper Information Services
    For more than 35 years, Wolper has been a one-stop information management resource and the only 100% woman-owned business in the field. The company provides selection, service and savings to medical, academic, corporate, public and consortia customers. Wolper’s High Tech, High Touch® approach delivers the perfect balance of next-generation technology and time-proven, personalized service. Besides serials, Wolper also handles books, e-books, site licenses, ERM and other information solutions, both print and electronic. In 2011, Wolper was named to the EContent 100 list of “companies that matter most in the digital content industry” and Wolper’s proprietary, custom, cloud-based content management software was a finalist for the KM Promise Award from KM World magazine. Also, in 2012, Wolper received the Bronze Award for Front-Line Customer Service of the Year from the Stevie Awards. Learn more at


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    May 15th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ New Archive Databases Provide a History of the People and Organizations of New York in the 19th Century and Details of Military Life During Revolutionary War~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 15, 2012 — Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York™ and Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books™ archive databases from the New-York Historical Society, are now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). The archives represent the latest in EBSCO’s diverse and rapidly expanding collection of digital historical archives.

    Jean Ashton, Executive Vice President and Library Director of the New-York Historical Society, says the partnership will enable a greater number of libraries to access the collections. “We are excited to make these important historical collections available to libraries and their constituents worldwide in partnership with EBSCO Publishing.”

    Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is a diverse collection of historical directories, year books, registers, member lists, organization reports, guidebooks, primary source documents and publications, and name rich sources from the New-York Historical Society. This unique collection, which includes historical maps, advertisements, and vital records, presents a history of the people and organizations of New York from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries. As New York was the country's focal point of industry, trade, commerce, and immigration, this collection features materials chronicling this gateway to the United States during this influential historical time period.

    Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society contains over 30,000 pages of handwritten, historically valuable material from 1748 to 1817. Orderly Books were the controlling document of the day-to-day life in the military, most notably during the Revolutionary War. They once numbered in the hundreds of thousands and only a fraction of that number still exist. This material is fully transcribed and fully searchable while viewing the handwritten documents. Detailing accounts of troops' daily life, Orderly Books contain important historical information, such as the names of unit members, troop movements, court-martial proceedings, quantities of supplies, relevant acts from Congress, the general state of morale, and other information important to the respective units. Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books provide valuable information about the important and mundane activities of soldiers' lives and are essential sources for researchers.

    EBSCO provides access via its Digital Archives Viewer. The viewer brings content alive and allows users to explore, manipulate, collect, and export content. The unique functionality of the Digital Archives Viewer enables it to reproduce the best aspects of the physical library research experience while incorporating the advances in modern digital technology.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
    About the New-York Historical Society
    The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
    New-York Historical is recognized for engaging the public with deeply researched and far-ranging exhibitions, such as Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America; Slavery in New York; Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society; Grant and Lee in War and Peace; Lincoln and New York; The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society; and Nueva York. Supporting these exhibitions and related education programs is one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

    Laura Washington
    New-York Historical Society