Pa. students, library patrons have access to new digital archives
Pennsylvania school and public libraries will have access to vast new digital resources through Gale, an aggregator of digital newspapers, magazines, journals and other resources.
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Gale to provide more than 2,600 public, school and intermediate unit libraries with free access to Gale digital resources through POWER Library, the state’s electronic library.
With a library card, Pennsylvania residents can access Gale’s digital resources 24/7 from any computer or mobile device through the POWER Library website.
“Providing Gale resources throughout our schools and public libraries ensures that all Pennsylvanians have equal access to high-quality, vetted information — regardless of where they live,” said Glenn Miller, deputy secretary and commissioner for libraries at the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
The resources include full-text periodicals, popular magazines and peer-reviewed journals; literary works; Spanish-language periodicals; and searchable access to more than 2,000 global newspapers, broadcasts and transcripts.
“We are pleased to partner with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and together we will revolutionize the research experience for libraries and patrons throughout the state,” said Paul Gazzolo, Gale senior vice president and general manager.
Gale, a Cengage company, is based in Farmington Hills, Mich.
Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, [email protected] or via Twitter .