Teleconferences on Gale/Cengage (Registration CLOSED)
Monday, June 3, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time: at capacity
Friday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time: some spots still available
Cengage Learning's dire financial condition and potential restructuring have been widely reported in the business press. Gale, a division of Cengage, is a major publisher and aggregator of news, archives, serials, and other materials in digital format. Because of academic libraries' substantial investment in Gale products, CRL has asked Frank Menchaca, Senior Vice President for Global Product Management at Cengage, to speak about Gale and its future in two conference calls with representatives of CRL libraries.
Because of the sensitive nature of the subject, and to permit informal give-and-take during the calls, CRL must cap attendance for each call at 30 attendees, and limit participation to one representative of each member library. Seats will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, so please register for the event below with your preferred date as soon as possible. If you receive a spot, you will receive instructions for accessing the teleconference in a followup message.
As background for these calls, CRL has produced a profile of Cengage Learning, with financial and governance information on both Gale and Cengage: http://www.crl.edu/profile/cengage-learning-and-gale.
The CRL Global Resources Forum is a program of activities and resources that support informed, strategic library investment in digital collections and services.