August 29, 2014

Gale Launches InterLink, New Proprietary Contextual Linking Technology

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From Today’s Announcement:

InterLink [is] a new technology that connects current articles from newspapers, magazines and journals with contextual reference content found within e-books on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), Gale’s e-book platform.

InterLink document-level hyperlinking is available free across all Gale InfoTrac periodical products, such as Academic OneFile and General OneFile, with plans to incorporate the technology into other resources.

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Gale’s proprietary InterLink technology extends a user’s research by building a web of connections across Gale products—helping researchers find the content they need, when they need it, without having to know the specific resource in which to find it. For example, a user reading a peer-reviewed journal article on climate change can InterLink to a STEM e-book on GVRL to continue exploring a particular term or topic interlinked within that article. Most importantly, InterLink leverages Gale’s unique subject indexing and results ranking algorithms to provide a better cross-search than any other database provider or web search engine by including hyperlinked information within the context of what the user is already reading, ensuring a relevant discovery experience.

Learn More About InterLink, Example Searches

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.