OCLC and Gale Expand Partnership, All Gale Database Will Be Discoverable via WorldCat Local
From an OCLC News Release:
OCLC and Gale, part of Cengage Learning have agreed to make all Gale databases and archives fully discoverable through WorldCat Local.
OCLC and Gale have been offering access to some of Gale’s most popular databases to mutual subscribers through the WorldCat Local discovery and delivery service. This new agreement will enable OCLC to index metadata and full text for all Gale databases and scholarly archives and make them discoverable through WorldCat Local for mutual subscribers.
In addition, Gale and OCLC will identify metadata that could be made discoverable to any user through OCLC WorldShare Platform applications
Gale will work with OCLC to register all its collections, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library platform and the Gale In Context collections, within the OCLC WorldShare Platform. Gale and OCLC will index for discovery all full text associated with e-books and periodicals in the collections. Gale will provide OCLC with updated Gale Knowledge Base profiles and library holdings information for all collections, making them fully discoverable and easily accessible to mutual subscribers.
[Our emphasis] Gale and OCLC will also identify metadata from these collections that can be made discoverable to users around the world through WorldCat.org, the OCLC website that offers access to the global catalog for discovery of library materials.
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