Gale, SirsiDynix partner to expand CloudSource by a billion records

FARMINGTON HILLS–The information services provider Gale and the Lehi, Utah-based library system software developers DirsiDynix announced a partnership that will deliver more than one billion records to CloudSource, SirsiDynix’s premier content and discovery services platform.

Officials at the two companies said the aim of the partnership is to offer a seamless search experience for Gale and CloudSource subscribers alike.

The integration displays Gale’s wide range of online databases—including full-text journal articles, newspapers, archives, and eBooks—into a single discovery index.

As the digital landscape evolves and periodical subscription costs rise at a rate of 4 to 6% per year, libraries across the globe must adapt to ensure the optimal organization of web content, raise resource awareness, and promote usage. The partnership between Gale and SirsiDynix works to tackle all three goals simultaneously.

By incorporating Gale’s robust collection of databases into one discovery layer:
* Users can access the majority of the library’s content, such as resources from subscription content providers, books, serials, newspapers, and more, in a centralized discovery platform.
* Users experience direct article retrieval via Gale Direct Linking.
* Users retrieve full-text articles as quickly as possible, bypassing common pitfalls associated with link resolvers.

“Discovery is a top priority at Gale, and we are committed to ensuring patrons, students and faculty have seamless access to the content they need, regardless of the path they take,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We look forward to working with SirsiDynix to help our customers meet their users’ information needs.”

SirsiDynix CEO Bill Davison added: “For more than 65 years, Gale has led the charge in delivering essential content to libraries, learners, and readers everywhere. We are honored to partner with them to extend the reach of this content and equip our customers—and their communities—with both the absolute best library user experience and resources that transform and enrich their lives.”

For more information on the Gale-CloudSource integration and the ways it can support both libraries and patrons, join SirsiDynix for a partnership announcement webinar on Thursday, Aug. 31 at

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