Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gale Virtual Reference Library special offer

Through December 31, 2010, Gale is offering a special e-book package for California public libraries - the first time EVER that Gale eBooks have been available through Califa!
This package of 203 inter-disciplinary titles has been discounted 88% off list – a great starter package for those libraries who want to extend access to high-quality information beyond the library institution and into the home, school, or workplace. Here’s what you’ll accomplish with the GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY:

· Drive reliable, relevant and authoritative information to your patrons’ desktops – 24/7 remotely. No special readers or hardware required.

· Provide indepth background information along with current news content through cross-searching these titles with any InfoTrac periodical database so patrons get the full picture in one search

· Give staff and learners unlimited access to quality content without fear of damaged material or missing volumes. This is a permanent ownership model – only recurring cost is an annual hosting fee of $100.00.

· Further differentiated learning initiatives in your community – some people learn best by reading, while others learn best by listening. The Gale Virtual Reference Library offers patrons choice with READSPEAK technology. Every article is audible.

· Respond to the multicultural needs of your community. Every article may be translated into 11 languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Russian, German, Polish).

· Make information portable -- every article may be downloaded to the handheld device, making it easy for patrons to have access to authoritative information whenever or wherever they’d like.

· Build a methodology for collection development. Since usage is provided for each title in your collection, you’ll see exactly what your patrons are interested in. You’ll be able to make future purchases to your virtual library based on statistical data, rather than on intuition.

To start your trial of all 203 titles, to review the title list, and request a quote for your library, just click on http://galesites.com/offer/ca

Remember, this special CALIFA offer is only available through December 31, 2010. * So act now and save!

*Ask us about the special incentive for ordering early!

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