Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, announced expanded product and services initiatives, new publishing program, and the addition of industry-leading STEM content from partners. As a part of the expansion Gale will now provide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) ebook collections from Springer and Elsevier through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).
Gale offers this in-demand STEM content to meet the growing needs of the hard science disciplines. Accessing this content through GVRL grants users the added flexibility of viewing and downloading content in multiple formats in addition to other benefits of Gale's platform, such as ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology and translation of content into other languages.
In addition to the new content, Gale will rebrand GVRL. The company plans to combine the reference content from its 90 publishing partners with monographs and multimedia content, such as videos.
Monographs-specialized studies on a single subject-are also a core part of Gale's product strategy moving forward. The company is launching a new proprietary monograph publishing program.