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Gale Releases 4 New Digital Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has unveiled four new digital collections for use by academic and special libraries.

"News Features and Internal Communications" and "U.S. City Bureaus Collection" are both part of the "Associated Press Collection Online," which will add a third collection, the "Washington D.C. Bureau Collection," in the Spring.

"News Features and Internal Communications" includes personal communications of Associated Press (AP) staff, internal publications and historical information about how the AP was started.

The "U.S. City Bureaus Collection" provides archival material from 1931-2004, such as meeting notes, memos and wire copy clippings.

"Indigenous Peoples: North America" "allows researchers to trace the history of Native Peoples in North America from colonial relations in the 1600s to twentieth-century issues such as civil rights," according to a Gale news release. It covers issues such as customs, education, property, spirituality, wars, laws and legal history from the 1600s to the 1900s.

The company has also added "Science, Technology and Medicine, Part II," the first of four additions to "Nineteenth Century Collections Online" planned for 2014. "The archive includes collections covering natural history, the rise of public health in England and Wales, and the publications of major scientific academies," according to information released by Gale.

The new collections are all available on the company's research platform, Gale Artemis: Primary Sources.

"The launch of these new products and our continued investment in innovative research platforms like Gale Artemis demonstrates Gale's dedication to our library customers," said Jim Draper, vice president and general manager at Gale, in a prepared statement. "We are extremely proud to be the most active publisher of historical collections in the world, and we are grateful to our customers, to our end-users, and to our many content partners for helping to make this happen."

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