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Company Overview of Gale, Inc.

Company Overview

Gale, Inc. provides e-research and educational publishing services. It offers InfoTrac, a virtual reference library and ebook platform. The company also licenses its content for integration within Web-based information services. Gale, Inc. serves libraries, schools, and businesses. It has strategic business distribution partnerships with Looksmart, Borders, Dow Jones, and Thomson Financial. Gale, Inc. was formerly known as Thomson Gale, Inc. The company is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan with additional offices in United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Gale, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Cengage Learning, Inc. As of July 2, 201...

27500 Drake Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48331

United States





Key Executives for Gale, Inc.

President of Cengage Learning
Senior Vice President of Editorial and Production
Executive Vice President and Publisher
Executive Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Business Development
Senior Vice President of Circulating and Trade Publishing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Gale, Inc. Key Developments

Gale Announces National Geographic Kids

Gale announced the launch of National Geographic Kids, the fourth resource in the National Geographic Virtual Library product line. This new resource contains material appropriate for younger audiences, and boasts unique content that is not duplicated in other available National Geographic Virtual Library products. National Geographic Kids includes the complete issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 500 downloadable images, and 200 National Geographic Kids books, including reference books as well as nonfiction books on history, biography, science and technology and the National Geographic Readers, which cover wildlife, pets, nature and other topics. The interface also contains user-friendly design elements, which makes finding content more intuitive for younger audiences. National Geographic Kids is also accessible via the National Geographic Virtual Library interface, allowing for easy access and reference with the other resources in the product line. The content in National Geographic Kids supports the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The books included in National Geographic Kids provide elementary and middle school students with opportunities to practice the foundational reading skills required to achieve fluency and comprehension. The CCSS also encourage students to gain an understanding of other cultures, and the National Geographic series Countries of the World and Holidays Around the World assist with that. National Geographic Kids also offers students an opportunity to engage with complex text -- the English Language Arts CCSS emphasize the need to provide all students with consistent opportunities to confront and comprehend grade--level complex text. In addition, National Geographic Kids provides high-quality informational texts suitable for primary, upper elementary and middle school English language arts, social studies and science classrooms.

Gale, Inc. Partners with the Associated Press to Digitize Holdings

Gale, Inc. announced an agreement with the Associated Press (AP) to digitize their corporate archives, including millions of pages of news copy (some never-before published), bureau records, correspondence, the personal papers of reporters and more. This agreement follows on the large-scale partnerships Gale has signed with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic Society. This agreement covers a variety of materials and includes content that has never been published. Covered under the agreement are the notes and observations of AP journalists, potentially giving widely reported events a new perspective, while also providing valuable insight into the stories that were not reported. In addition, the agreement encompasses records from dozens of U.S. and foreign bureaus, and special collections such as photographs, manuscripts, sound recordings and oral histories.

Gale Launches Partnership with Smithsonian Institution to Bring Smithsonian Treasures into the Library and Academic Space

Gale and the Smithsonian Institution announced a licensing agreement to distribute Smithsonian assets into the library and academic space. Under the agreement, Cengage Learning will have access to the complete archives of Smithsonian Magazine and Air and Space magazine, as well as collections covering American history, science, world cultures and more. As part of this partnership, Cengage Learning will have rights to develop Smithsonian branded products created for the library and academic markets utilizing Smithsonian assets. Immediate plans in the library space include the creation of a digital archive of the complete back files of both Air and Space magazine and Smithsonian Magazine, and will incorporate new issues on an ongoing basis. The product will take advantage of Gale's application for digital primary sources, with tools to support new forms of discovery and use of Smithsonian content.

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