June 21, 2021

EBSCO Now Indexing Gale/Cengage Metadata, Discoverable via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)

From EBSCO and/or Gale:

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)

Library Journal Coverage From Jan 22, 2010 and Jan. 25, 2010

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.

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