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    December 19th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Gale’s ChiltonLibrary and Kids InfoBits Resources Now Available at More Than 2,500 Libraries Across Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio & FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – December 19, 2018 – Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 2,500 school, academic and public libraries throughout Ohio with free access to Gale digital resources through LCO and its partners – OhioLINK, OPLIN and InfOhio. These new resources provide Ohio residents and students with reliable, high-quality content that supports education and teaching, lifelong learning, research and personal enrichment. Read more about this partnership on Gale’s blog, here:

    Gale resources now available to Ohioans include:

    • Gale’s ChiltonLibrary: Provides access to automotive repair, maintenance and service information for more than 2,600 makes and models of the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, including many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

    • Gale’s Kids InfoBits: An intuitive resource that introduces students to database researching. Students can explore age-appropriate content that’s continuously updated to match elementary-level curricula that helps with research and homework needs. Students can dive into key subjects by exploring categories like animals, arts, geography, health, literature, social studies, people, technology and more.

    Ohioans can access these new resources through the Ohio Web Library website, here:

    “We are excited to bring these new digital resources to Ohio library users,” said Beverly Cain, State Librarian of Ohio. “Gale is helping us transform learning for Ohioans in new innovative ways by providing easy and equal access to reliable, quality content for education success.”

    With a library card, Ohioans can access Gale’s digital resources 24/7 from any computer or mobile device. Additionally, some of the resources feature integrated workflow tools from Google and Microsoft, as well as language translation, downloadable audio and easy ways to share and save content.

    “Libraries are the nucleus of knowledge and learning and a key driver of economic and workforce development within communities,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We are proud to partner with Libraries Connect Ohio and together we will transform the learning experience for libraries and patrons statewide with easy access to educational resources that empower learning and change.”

    “We are particularly proud that Ohio’s citizens can freely access such a wide spectrum of valued resources at their local libraries, through this groundbreaking collaboration between OhioLINK, OPLIN and INFOhio,” said OhioLINK Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski.

    About Cengage and Gale
    Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit:

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    About OhioLINK
    Connecting libraries, learning and discovery. Established in 1992, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium serving 118 libraries, 89 institutions of higher education, the State Library of Ohio and more than 570,000 end users. Delivering both IT infrastructure and content negotiation, OhioLINK provides students, researchers, faculty and staff with access to digital research collections rivaling top university libraries in the United States and internationally—at a fraction of the cost. OhioLINK also connects library services, print and digital collections among its member institutions and manages collaborative services, including eTutoring, statewide Affordable Learning textbook initiatives, and Open Educational Resources. A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioLINK creates a competitive advantage for its members and supports student and researcher success in the state of Ohio. Learn more at

    About Libraries Connect Ohio
    Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) is a partnership of Ohio libraries and library organizations that work together to provide a core collection of information resources and library services that will help all Ohioans compete in the global knowledge economy. This collection of resources supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in Ohio. By providing resources statewide, LCO can cost-effectively provide necessary information resources to all Ohioans, regardless of their location, age, education, or economic status For more information, please visit:

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    December 19th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 19 December 2018

    Brill is pleased to announce that it has renewed and extended its agreement with Chest in the UK for a further 3 years. The new agreement continues to offer a selection of Brill’s Online Reference Works and databases at discounted, fixed rates, including the prestigious Law e-resource Hague Academy Collected Courses Online, and bundles in core Brill subject areas such as Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Classical Studies. The expanded E-Book collection agreement continues to offer multiple purchase discounts in all subject areas and now also includes the new Brill Companions Online, designed for use by both students and researchers. Brill’s Companions are available in the fields of Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Early Modern & Modern History, Late Antiquity & Medieval Studies, Middle East & Islamic Studies, and Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy. Another highlight of the E-Book collection agreement is the newly released Persian E-Books Miras Maktoob collection, consisting of 189 works in Persian and Arabic on Islamic history and culture, originally published by the Written Heritage Research Institute (Miras Maktoob), a non-governmental organisation in Tehran. The Miras Maktoob E-Books are exclusively available from Brill.

    Nikki Rowe, Business Development Manager at Chest, said: “We are delighted to continue our agreement with Brill, offering the UK academic community access to Brill’s important online resources. Our institutional purchasers’ budgets are under increasing pressure, and this agreement offers them good value for money, with discounted subscription fees on online reference works and databases, and multiple purchase prices for ebook collections.”

    Linda Empringham, Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia at Brill, added: “We are delighted to be able to offer Chest member libraries in the UK and Ireland the ability to retain and expand their range of Brill e-resources at highly favourable rates.”

    For further information, please contact Chest on or Linda Empringham at Brill on

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 300+ journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit

    About Chest
    Chest is a division of Eduserv a not-for-profit IT technology company. Chest's remit, since 1988, is to provide Universities and Colleges with quality software and online resources for teaching and research at affordable and sustainable pricing with terms that meet the needs of the education sector. Savings for academic institutions in 2017/18 were in excess of £78 million and are expected to grow in future years.

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