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  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library Thomson Learning: Gale

  2. Gale Virtual Reference Library JISC and Gale bring the FE Community key electronic reference materials to your desktop Gale delivers reference content in a database format. It’s an interface and delivery system different from any other eBook platform you’ve ever used…

  3. Introduction • What is included in the Gale/JISC GVRL offer? • Features • Content • Searching GVRL • New interface • InfoMarks

  4. Find out more! • Request a trial • View titles • Fact sheets • Ordering

  5. GVRL – The JISC Offer • A core collection of 21 eBook titles - 63 volumes • Specially selected in collaboration with the JISC Working Groups for eBooks, Learning Materials and the FE Community • JISC - purchased the collection on behalf of the community, and the content is available to FE institutions for £65 per year. • Normal cost for a set of all of the 21 titles - £5,000 • A unique opportunity: • Offers students and teachers a comprehensive collection of reference materials in electronic format • A wide range of subject and curriculum areas including Arts and Humanities, Child Care studies, Fashion, Business and Finance, Tourism and more…

  6. Title List • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras • Child Development • Contemporary Fashion • Countries & Their Cultures • Encyclopedia of Business & Finance • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion • Encyclopedia of Food & Culture • Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics • Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce • Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology • Gale Encyclopedia of Science • History Behind the Headlines • Learning & Memory • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas • Nonfiction Classics for Students • Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z • Pollution A to Z • Science of Everyday Things • World Press Encyclopedia • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations

  7. With GVRL you can…. • Access a comprehensive collection of reference materials 24/7 • Unlimited usage • Search within a single eBook or an entire collection • Email and print articles from your eBooks • Save your previous research on an embedded InfoMark to get to the selected eBook

  8. Features • Powered by InfoTrac - Intuitive interface with familiar functionalities • Print or email an entire article, not just a page • Mark lists • List of sources • Search history • InfoMarks • Usage statistics • Access from your existing Gale common menu • Searching across and within the eBook collection • Link to entries/articles from the Table of Contents or the index • Browse a list of illustrations • Access from OPAC via MARC records • Remote access • No special readers or hardware required

  9. Add to the core collection Customize and build your Virtual Library, at your own pace and within your own budget. Purchase e-books from the entire range available from Thomson Gale • Go to • Click on “Purchase Additional Titles” - view our full range of titles • Note the EISBN and request a quote by emailing or telephone 0207 067 2500 • No minimum purchase - choose one title at a time, or several titles • “Buy” the book - once you have paid for the book, you download an archive copy (in XML format) and access online with your existing collection • As a rough guide, the purchase price for the ebooks is the print copy price (see the Thomson Gale 2004 Catalogue) plus 10%

  10. Search Options: GVRL 2.0 • Advanced Search • Keyword • Document title • Image caption • Full text • Publication title • ISBN • Author of document • Publisher • Start page • Document number • Previous searches • Basic Search • Document title • Keyword • Full text • Or…select a publication • Limit by… • Publication title • Date • With images • Subject Area • Audience

  11. Library Bar Title Bar Toolbar Search Bar Search Pathway A B C D E Basic Search Screen

  12. Basic Search • Select from three search options • Or select a publication – and make a search within • Or show all titles by subject

  13. Basic Search • Three search options • Enter search term • View results • Sort results ? • Expand or limit search from results page?

  14. Results - Article/Entry • Hit term highlighting • Images • Web links • Link to related index terms in this eBook title

  15. Results - Document Links • Click more links from the article / entry page • View the entry as a PDF • Click a link for more information on ‘how to cite’ entries

  16. Results - eBook Links • Click more links from the article / entry page • About this eBook • eTable of Contents • eBook index • List of Illustrations

  17. Toolbar Options • InfoMark • Print • eMail • Download • InfoMarks are a stable URL linked to your Thomson Gale databases • A single-click to any page of search results • Embed InfoMarks into web pages, Word documents, lesson plans and VLE’s • Mark entries Bookmark entries interest as you search the database • View previous searches • Dictionary • Title list • Use ‘help’

  18. Add rows for more search options if required Advanced Search • Select indexes to search • Expand link to get more search options • Select titles? • Refine your search results if required  

  19. Advanced Search – Additional Tips • Search for words ‘near to’ each other  • Search across titles containing a certain word (rather than selecting a specific title) • View results – then expand / limit results if required

  20. Quick Search • Perform a Quick Search from the results page • Performs a Keyword Search • Use ‘Quick Search’ to find additional results – then easily go back to your original results

  21. InfoMarks: Embed results into college/library systems • What is an InfoMark? • A stable URL linked to your Thomson Gale database • A single-click to any page of search results • Using an InfoMark performs a search again, whether the result is a single article or a list of articles • Why use InfoMarks? • Save Time • Share and update Information • Create a search and re-execute it days, weeks or months later • Works with both local and remote users

  22. Use InfoMarks to create… • Reading lists • Current awareness topic sites - links to periodical or newspaper sources • Online/distance learning courses • Bibliographies, reference lists • e-Learning sites • Teacher lesson plans • Student assignments

  23. Easy to create ! If you can “copy and paste” you can use InfoMarks • Copy the URL of a results page and paste into your electronic document – web page, Word document, e-mail or VLE • An InfoMark always executes a brand new search • Whenever users click on a saved search, it accesses the latest information in your Gale database • The results are persistent and the URLs will not change • Saved searches can be over and over again, at different times by different users.

  24. Questions? Thomson Gale Support team: 020 7067 2500 Many Thanks Julie Stacey

  25. Thomson Gale PowerSearchGale’s New Online Delivery System Julie Stacey Solutions Consultant

  26. Introduction • What is Thomson Gale PowerSearch • What is a platform and why do we need to change • Features and new design revisions • Advantages of PowerSearch • What are the changes to customers? • How/when this will affect users • What will the new interface/menu look like • Questions & answers

  27. Introduction Thomson Gale™, a part of The Thomson Corporation, is pleased to announce a new technology platform that is transforming the way library users find, assimilate, and manage information. • Our improved delivery platform was developed according to information gathered from customers. • Our product development and technology teams discovered that librarians and users were looking for several ways to improve the research process. • The future of Thomson Gale’s online products lies with a complete merger of user interfaces into one single platform - with a simple, common look and feel. Customers will also be able to cross-search their current subscriptions with Thomson Gale PowerSearch.

  28. What is Thomson Gale PowerSearch? • Thomson Gale PowerSearch is Thomson Gale’s new super-powered search engine • Cross-searching capabilities will allow users to access all the Thomson Gale content in their library’s collection • Explore one, several or all available databases simultaneously - while organizing results effectively • Provides a solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference and primary source information, utilizing a single system

  29. What is a platform? • A platform can be defined as the hardware and software used to deliver a software application • Thomson Gale’s electronic products have run on various delivery platforms, depending on the content focus: • Databases such as OneFile, Expanded Academic ASAP, Custom Newspapers and other periodical databases have “lived” on one type of platform - InfoTrac • Our Primary source and eBook databases, as well as our Resource Centers, such as Literature Resource Center, have also lived on different platforms, in order to be able to deliver reference and primary source content

  30. Why do we need to change the platform? • The number of electronic products becoming available from publishers today is increasing rapidly • Once relevant resources are found, the user must then learn how to navigate each user interface / platform in order to get the most accurate results • As a result Thomson Gale has developed a unique, streamlined user experience • This will mean that eventually all of our databases will look and feel the same, and our different content sets (periodicals, newspapers, reference, primary sources, eBooks) will be accessed through one, common user interface

  31. What are the features of the new platform? • Links to library holdings • MARC records • Marked lists • OpenURL 0.1 and 1.0 • Print • Publication search • Quick search • Search history • Search within results • Sorting • Subject assisted search • TOC display • Usage: ICOLC, COUNTER • Z39.50 Support • Z39.80 • A single user interface • Advanced search • Basic search • Breadcrumb navigation • Browse Indexes • Browse-able indexes • Citation export • Citation generation • Context-sensitive Help • Cross product searching • Customer branding • E-mail • InfoMark Generator • Link to any Web site • Link to WorldCat

  32. Major design revisions The new interface will carry many of the features and functionality that our customers are familiar with now as well as several major design revisions: • The results screen design has been changed to include ‘tabs’ which separate the different content sets eg: newspapers, scholarly journals, magazines, reference materials • A new “side-bar” thesaurus on the results screen gives access to subject guide content accessible through Keyword searching (Subject Assisted Search) • Browse Indexes added • Search within results added • The ability to ‘sort’ results added • ‘Named user’ feature will support saved subject and publication preference selections, alerts, language preference, etc.

  33. PowerSearch Advantages • Precision searching, combined with powerful recall of search history and award winning content create powerful system for novice or advanced researches. • Consistent presentation and features lessen the learning curve. PowerSearch is easy to introduce to patrons / students / staff, simplifies training and support, and is a great choice for remote and independent use. • Publication Search feature, as well as links to current Title Lists from both the common menu and from within the user environment allow librarians and users to quickly identify included content and range of coverage in any Gale product.

  34. PowerSearch Advantages • PowerSearch and InfoMarks: Tailor Gale content to the library’s collection. Customize your library's presentation of Gale content and maximize ease-of-access for your library's local and remote users. • The accuracy and convenience of Subject searching via controlled vocabulary terms. New, user-friendly presentation of the relationship of Subjects to Subdivisions aids librarians and teaching staff in delivering bibliographic instruction, information literacy services, training, and curriculum support. • Context-sensitive Help feature supports bibliographic instruction needs, as well as independent and remote usage

  35. PowerSearch Advantages • PowerSearch increases ease and speed of research. The ability to Search and/or Limit by Publication Format, Target Audience, and Document Type gives librarians & users the ability to quickly access and identify sources of information specific to course assignment requirements. • Consistent citation presentation of publication and source metadata for all Gale content simplifies bibliographic instruction, heightens users' abilities to make informed selections, and simplifies citing. • How To Cite feature provides assistance to librarians and teaching staff supporting the needs of students, and offers the same level of assistance to independent and remote users

  36. The changes to customers • We are moving our products to a new ‘user interface’ – which will be phased by product over two years. • This will affect the way that your ‘individual databases’ will look • We are also moving our products to the new Thomson Gale PowerSearch common menu. • This will affect the way that your ‘common menu’ will look – this is the screen that displays your collection of Thomson Gale databases • The changes begin in Jan 2005 and will be phased over two years

  37. Initial product migration • Release Date: January 2005 • Gale Virtual Reference Library v2.0 • PowerSearch v2.0 • InfoTrac standard periodical products to follow: • InfoTrac OneFile and Expanded Academic ASAP • General Reference Center • Health Reference Center Academic • InfoTrac Junior and InfoTrac Student • LegalTrac • Computer Database • Custom Journals and Custom Newspapers • PROMT and European Business ASAP

  38. How will this affect our customers? This will affect users depending upon which Thomson Gale databases/collections they have access to • GVRL was migrated to the new user interface Jan 05 • Customers do not have to use PowerSearch immediately, this is an optional switch-on. Users can still access their databases EXACTLY as they do now (typically from the library Web site/portal that describes the database) • The following slides describe the situations for customers depending upon the databases they have

  39. GVRL / eBook customers • The Gale Virtual Reference Library (2.0) was the first product to be migrated to the new ‘user interface’ in January 2005. • At the same time, users who have GVRL and InfoTrac have the option to switch their ‘common menu’ to the new Thomson Gale PowerSearch interface. This will allow them to see their Thomson Gale collection of databases and cross-search their InfoTrac products alongside their GVRL collection

  40. InfoTrac customers • From January 2005 customers have the option to switch their InfoTrac databases over to the new ‘common menu’ (database collections page) Thomson Gale PowerSearch • This will allow users to see their Thomson Gale collection of databases and cross-search their InfoTrac products alongside their GVRL collection

  41. Resource Center customers • From January 2005 customers have the option to switch their ‘common menu’ (database collections page) to the new Thomson Gale PowerSearch menu • InfoTrac and GVRL will be cross-searchable from this time, however Resource Centers will not be cross-searchable with the other databases until well into 2005 • The Resource Centers will appear under a separate link to ‘additional databases’ on the Thomson Gale PowerSearch common menu

  42. What will it look like? - GVRL New Interface Familiar searching and retrieval options Option to view / hide eBook titles Make your search View results and see familiar features Search pathway – allows you to click back to previous search stage

  43. What will it look like? - InfoTrac new interface Familiar searching and retrieval options Click to see more search options Enter search terms

  44. What will it look like? – Thomson Gale PowerSearch From this… To this… Cross-searchable databases Select the databases Make your search

  45. What will it look like? – cross-product search results Results from all content sets appear in one screen with ‘tabs’ separating the different content See results or click to limit search further Sort results by date/relevance Subject terms appear on left Familiar retrieval and marking options

  46. What will happen to InfoTrac and existing databases? • The InfoTrac platform and other Thomson Gale platforms that customers are familiar with will eventually be phased out as our databases move over to the new common user interface and Thomson Gale PowerSearch • However there will be a ‘transition period’ where InfoTrac/Resource Centers will run alongside the new interface

  47. Questions about links to the databases Will I need a new URL to view my Thomson Gale databases? •  No, any transition will be seamless and URLs will not be affected Will my InfoMark Links still work? • Yes, InfoMark links will still work

  48. Support materials Will Thomson Gale be providing new support materials for the new interface? • Thomson Gale will be updating tip sheets and navigation guides during the course of the transition

  49. Activating the new menu/interface Do I have to do anything to see the changes? • The GVRL new ‘user interface’ is now active for all customers • Other databases will be migrated to the new ‘user interface’ over the coming two year period • If any users want to make the optional switch to Thomson Gale PowerSearch from January 2005, they can contact the Solutions Consultants team listed below Julie Stacey, Stewart Perrygrove, Esther Conway 020 7067 2500