Thomson Gale Exclusive Distributor of Corbis Education Program and Sociometrics

Jan 13, 2004

Thomson Gale has announced an exclusive deal to distribute the Corbis Images for Education product in the United States and Canada and an exclusive agreement to become the worldwide distributor of the Sociometrics Social Science Electronic Data Library.

Corbis will make Images for Education available to library patrons, students and faculty at K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and public libraries, for educational purposes, with Thomson Gale as the exclusive distributor. Corbis will continue to sell its Design Collection to art and graphic design-oriented schools and colleges. This archive contains approximately 400,000 images from Corbis' image collections, including over 200,000 images from the Bettmann Archive, 10,000 images from its Fine Art Collection, and tens of thousands of images from its nature, science, space, and various commercial stock collections. These images will now be available to the academia for downloading into papers, presentations, projects, and other educational needs.

Sociometrics is a for-profit research and development firm specializing in social science research applications. The Sociometrics Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL) is a health and social science resource that consists of original research data from more than 200 studies comprising eight topically focused collections. The eight collections comprising SSEDL are: American Families; Adolescent Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention; AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections; Aging; Maternal Drug Abuse; Disability in the U.S.; Contextual Data Archive; and Child Well-Being and Poverty. A ninth collection on Complementary and Alternative Medicine is forthcoming.

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