Swets Blackwell and Gale Partner in Australia and New Zealand

Jul 29, 2003

Swets Blackwell and Gale have formed a distribution agreement across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Under the terms of the agreement, Melbourne-based Swets Blackwell Australia will provide Gale electronic databases for the ANZ corporate, health and special library markets. Individual and consortia sales of Gale databases will be Swets Blackwell Australia's focus for the new partnership, specifically targeting corporate, health, and special libraries. It will organize trials and demonstrations of Gale products, and handle subscriptions and renewals. Swets Blackwell Australia will offer customers technical support via its recently launched Electronic Help Desk, and will act as a central point of contact for customers using Gale and other products. Gale and Swets Blackwell will co-attend conferences and organize joint road shows and industry events to further promote their partnership. The distribution agreement is effective from May 2003.