EBSCO Information Services and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service.
“Gale is committed to working with the discovery services our customers rely on in order to drive usage and ensure all users benefit from the leading content within our products,” said Jim Draper, vice president and general manager, Gale. “Our goal is to make Gale content discoverable to library end users regardless of where they begin their search, and we’re excited to be working with the EBSCO Discovery Service to make that happen.”
Read the Complete Announcement
See Also: From the Things Change and Info Industry Depts:
It wasn’t all that long ago that Gale and EBSCO were not very happy with each other.
In early 2010, Gale/Cengage said that, “EBSCO, persists in a practice that drives up costs while limiting access to information, and chooses to mislead libraries as to their purpose.”
The story gained a lot of attention after EBSCO signed a deal for exclusive access to some consumer publications.
Here’s the 2010 Open Letter to the Library Community from Gale
EBSCO’s Response to the Open Letter is Available Here (PDF)