OCLC and Gale have signed an agreement to index Gale’s flagship full-text periodical databases in WorldCat Local to provide single-search access to users that subscribe to both services.
The agreement calls for OCLC to centrally index the metadata of Gale’s Academic OneFile and General OneFile databases to provide WorldCat Local users a direct link to the abstracts and articles in these resources. The two databases contain some 100 million records each that connect to millions of full-text articles in both HTML and PDF from peer-reviewed journals, newspapers and magazines, as well as thousands of podcasts and transcripts.
The result is that Gale’s content will be more visible to library patrons through WorldCat Local, and searchers no longer will need to log in to multiple interfaces or navigate numerous results sets to find and get to the information they need.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.