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Posted June 11, 2012
FY2013 Database Changes
The FY2013 database decisions for the different GALILEO consortia have been finalized. Many of you have participated in reviewing these options in both formal and informal processes; given the ongoing challenges for budgets the outcomes this year are very positive, and include some exciting changes to the Public Library package, an addition for the Technical Colleges, and stability in the packages for the other communities.
Georgia Public Libraries
Adding (look for upcoming training sessions):
· Learning Express Library
· Job and Career Accelerator
· Informe (affects all of GALILEO)
· Encyclopedia Britannica (all editions and components, including Elementary, Middle, High School, Public Library, Online, Escolar, Moderna, Annals of American History, Global Reference Center, Learning Zone, and World Data Analyst)
· Library Literature (was available for staff only)
· ProQuest suite (ABI-Inform/Research Library, LION Reference, etc. ) and maintain only ProQuest Newsstand (WSJ, NYT, etc.)
· Ebsco’s History and Literary Reference Center
· Reduced content in Ebsco suite from Masterfile Premier to Masterfile Elite
Technical College System of Georgia
Adding: Films on Demand - Career Collection (August 1, possibly sooner)
Canceling: Informe (had been provided by public libraries)
University System of Georgia
Atlanta-Macon Private Academic Libraries (AMPALS)
Georgia Private Academic Libraries (GPALS)
K-12 Public Schools
K-12 Private Schools (GISA)
All, canceling Informe (had been provided by public libraries)
We are working with vendors to make all changes in a timely manner. Because of licensing procedures, some database changes may not occur until after July 1, 2012; we will announce each change as it is made.
As always we appreciate your support of GALILEO over this past year, and we look forward to serving you in the future. If you have any questions or comments about the FY2013 changes, please submit a comment to GALILEO Support Services via our Contact Us form.
the GALILEO Staff
Posted February 14, 2012
Show Your Love for GALILEO!
Posted September 21, 2011
Happy 16th Birthday, GALILEO!
On September 21, 1995, GALILEO brought index searching and full-text retrieval to the University System of Georgia libraries, students, faculty, and staff. GALILEO has grown and changed a great deal in the last 16 years, and you can see some of these changes in the GALILEO Scrapbook. For more background history, see the Vision for One Statewide Library and Early History of GALILEO under About GALILEO.
Posted August 17, 2011
GALILEO: Helpful Research Aid
Janice Williams, a librarian at Waycross College, tells us, “GALILEO is a helpful research aid for the students and faculty at Waycross College. I am a Librarian and a member of a Toastmasters Club. When I prepare speech projects, I do my research on GALILEO. I have also used it for family history. I found a ship’s passenger list with relatives who emigrated from Jamaica to New York in 1919 on the Ancestry Library Edition.”
Thank you, Janice, for your support. We are glad to hear that GALILEO is helpful in your personal research an in student and faculty research.
Are you a fan of GALILEO, too? Tell us about it!
Posted August 4, 2011
SIRS Access Restored for K12 as of 8/05/11
GALILEO is very pleased to announce that due to the Department of Education restoring additional funding for SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Issues Researcher for FY12, access has been reinstated for K-12 public schools and will be available via the GALILEO menus as of Friday, August 5, 2011.
ProQuest has moved as quickly as possible to make this access available at their site but if you find that something is not working as expected, please let us know through the GALILEO Contact Us form (http://www.galileo.usg.edu/contact) or by email to the ITS Helpdesk firstname.lastname@example.org.