Wednesday, 7th April 2010
National Library Week: Gale Will Provide Free Access to Four Online Resources & Run Full Page Ad in Newsweek
The focus for National Library Week at Gale this year is advocacy and the company is offering free access to four resources. Here's the list that can also be accessed on Gale's National Library Week WebSite.
You'll need to download a widget for your library site to gain access to the free resources. The widget will be available after April 10th, 2010 on the Gale NLW page.
The Four Resources
1) Career Transitions
New electronic resource offering a comprehensive guide to career change.
2) Global Issues in Context
Electronic resource with global news and perspectives on issues/events of international importance.
3) GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
New electronic resource offering authoritative reference content on the environment, energy, economic development and natural resources.
4) Grzimek’s Animal Life
Interactive, media-rich online resource, information on more than 4,000 species.
The announcement goes on to say that any library downloading the widget will be eligible to win one of the four resources for one year.
It also talks about iPhone users giving the AccessMyLibrary iPhone app a try. Here's a link to the free app in the iTunes App Store.
Today, Gale announced in a blog post that the company is placing a full page ad in Newsweek next week (on newsstands April 12th).
According to the Announcement:
The ad recognizes the importance of libraries and invites readers to join the celebration by visiting their library and expressing appreciation for its services.
The ad includes the text "Love Thy Library." You can view the ad on this blog post.
See Also: More National Library Week Access and Other Free Trials
This post includes info about NLW at Credo Reference along with trials from Alexander St. Press, and Sage Journals Online.