COLUMBUS, Ohio & FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – December 19, 2018 – Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 2,500 school, academic and public libraries throughout Ohio with free access to Gale digital resources through LCO and its partners – OhioLINK, OPLIN and InfOhio. These new resources provide Ohio residents and students with reliable, high-quality content that supports education and teaching, lifelong learning, research and personal enrichment. Read more about this partnership on Gale's blog.
Gale resources now available to Ohioans include:
- Gale's ChiltonLibrary: Provides access to automotive repair, maintenance and service information for more than 2,600 makes and models of the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, including many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.
- Gale's Kids InfoBits: An intuitive resource that introduces students to database researching. Students can explore age-appropriate content that's continuously updated to match elementary-level curricula that helps with research and homework needs. Students can dive into key subjects by exploring categories like animals, arts, geography, health, literature, social studies, people, technology and more.
Ohioans can access these new resources through the Ohio Web Library website.
"We are excited to bring these new digital resources to Ohio library users," said Beverly Cain, State Librarian of Ohio. "Gale is helping us transform learning for Ohioans in new innovative ways by providing easy and equal access to reliable, quality content for education success."
With a library card, Ohioans can access Gale's digital resources 24/7 from any computer or mobile device. Additionally, some of the resources feature integrated workflow tools from Google and Microsoft, as well as language translation, downloadable audio and easy ways to share and save content.
"Libraries are the nucleus of knowledge and learning and a key driver of economic and workforce development within communities," said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. "We are proud to partner with Libraries Connect Ohio and together we will transform the learning experience for libraries and patrons statewide with easy access to educational resources that empower learning and change."
"We are particularly proud that Ohio's citizens can freely access such a wide spectrum of valued resources at their local libraries, through this groundbreaking collaboration between OhioLINK, OPLIN and INFOhio," said OhioLINK Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski.
About Cengage and Gale
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when, and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.