Thomson Gale Acquires New York Times Content; Expands Spanish-Language Program with Large Print; Acquires Scholarly Resources Materials

May 11, 2004

Thomson Gale, a part of The Thomson Corporation, has reached a multi-year agreement with The New York Times to include the Times content in Thomson Gale electronic products, has expanded its offering of Spanish-language resources, and has acquired content from Scholarly Resources, Inc.

The New York Times content, which includes the newspaper, The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, is now available in Thomson Gale's InfoTrac Custom Newspapers and Student Resource Center online products. In addition, all or selected related content from The New York Times is available in Business & Company Resource Center, Health & Wellness Resource Center, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, the upcoming Science Resource Center and Literature Resource Center, where the The New York Times Book Review content will be included. Thomson Gale customers will have access to The New York Times content from the present back to January 1, 2000.

Thomson has expanded its offering of Spanish-language resources to include a new series of fiction and nonfiction titles in large print for Spanish-speaking readers. The new series, by Thomson Gale imprint Thorndike Press, a large print publisher, includes a mix of fiction genres requested by librarians, including The Mark: The Beast Controls the World, Misery and Caramelo. The series also includes romance titles that typically do not contain violence, profanity, or graphic sexual content by authors that include Lavyrle Spencer, Diana Palmer, and Jorge Ramos. Thorndike Press publishes 42 books a year and has a current backlist of 77 titles. These books can be purchased on standing order or title by title. The Thorndike Press titles are part of Thomson Gale's overall Spanish-Language program, which includes a variety of print and electronic reference material. These include a range of subjects, including arts and literature, biography, business, general reference, geography, sciences, history, languages, phenomena, and religions. The Spanish-Language program also includes children's books for the early Spanish reader and reference material appropriate for K-12.

Thomson Gale has also acquired more than 20 million pages of microfilm primary source documents of Scholarly Resources, Inc., based in Wilmington, Delaware. Scholarly Resources' microfilm collections are produced in partnership with a range of academic and nonprofit organizations, which hold the content. These partners include the Library of Congress, American Civil Liberties Union, Yale University, American Theological Library Association, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Amistad Research Center, and the New York Public Library.

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