Thomson Gale Helps Libraries Celebrate National Library Week in Their Communities

07 Apr, 2005, 01:00 ET from Thomson Gale

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To honor the
 nation's libraries during National Library Week, April 10-16, Thomson Gale, a
 part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC), has created a ready-to-
 implement program for libraries.  The cornerstone of the program is free
 access to 30 Thomson Gale databases during National Library Week and a do-it-
 yourself toolkit that makes it easy for librarians to tell their communities
 about the free and trusted resources available in the library.
     "It's our mission to work with libraries to understand the needs of the
 end user and inform the larger community that authoritative content -- the
 best with which to educate themselves -- is available at the library," said
 Gordon Macomber, president of Thomson Gale.  "An analogy I like to use is that
 the open 'sea' of the Web is a mile wide and an inch deep.  But the well of
 information at the library is a mile deep.  National Library Week provides a
 tremendous opportunity for us to help libraries spread this message to their
 communities."
     During National Library Week, Thomson Gale will give free access to 30 of
 its acclaimed databases.  People can access the databases through
 http://www.gale.com beginning April 10, or directly through their libraries.
     "It's critical that libraries and Thomson Gale work together to drive
 patrons to library resources," Macomber said.  "This program makes it easy for
 libraries to implement their own National Library Week program in their
 communities."
 
     The Thomson Gale National Library Week free toolkit includes:
     *  Tips on how to implement a National Library Week program
 http://www.gale.com/nlw/toolkit.htm
     *  An e-mail message that libraries can forward on to their patrons and
 members of their community alerting them of National Library Week and the
 resources available  http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/email.htm
     *  A Web icon that easily links patrons to the free resources from the
 library's Web site  http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/nlw_icon.gif
     *  A ready-to-use press release for libraries to send to the media in
 their community  http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/press_reslease.doc
     *  Product descriptions to make it easier for patrons to identify the
 right database to meet their needs
 http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/FreeDBs.doc
     *  A flier to help educate patrons about information literacy
 http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/databases.doc
 
     The 30 Thomson Gale databases that will be available cover a variety of
 topics, including those for students who need help with homework or who need
 to conduct research for assignments; history, biography and literature
 databases; business, organization and legal databases; and general knowledge,
 Spanish-language and health databases.  For a complete list, and instructions
 for accessing the databases, visit http://www.gale.com .
 
     About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Gale
     The Thomson Corporation (http://www.thomson.com ), with 2004 revenues from
 continuing operations of $8.10 billion, is a global leader in providing
 integrated information solutions to business and professional customers.  With
 operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC) has
 approximately 38,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130
 countries.  Its learning businesses and brands serve the needs of individuals,
 learning institutions, corporations and government agencies with products and
 services for both traditional and distributed learning.  Thomson Gale(TM)
 (http://www.gale.com ) serves the world's information and education needs
 through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and
 consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet.  It is best known
 for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of
 information needs -- from homework help to health questions to business
 profiles -- in a variety of formats -- books, Web-based solutions and
 microfilm.
 
 

SOURCE Thomson Gale
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To honor the
 nation's libraries during National Library Week, April 10-16, Thomson Gale, a
 part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC), has created a ready-to-
 implement program for libraries.  The cornerstone of the program is free
 access to 30 Thomson Gale databases during National Library Week and a do-it-
 yourself toolkit that makes it easy for librarians to tell their communities
 about the free and trusted resources available in the library.
     "It's our mission to work with libraries to understand the needs of the
 end user and inform the larger community that authoritative content -- the
 best with which to educate themselves -- is available at the library," said
 Gordon Macomber, president of Thomson Gale.  "An analogy I like to use is that
 the open 'sea' of the Web is a mile wide and an inch deep.  But the well of
 information at the library is a mile deep.  National Library Week provides a
 tremendous opportunity for us to help libraries spread this message to their
 communities."
     During National Library Week, Thomson Gale will give free access to 30 of
 its acclaimed databases.  People can access the databases through
 http://www.gale.com beginning April 10, or directly through their libraries.
     "It's critical that libraries and Thomson Gale work together to drive
 patrons to library resources," Macomber said.  "This program makes it easy for
 libraries to implement their own National Library Week program in their
 communities."
 
     The Thomson Gale National Library Week free toolkit includes:
     *  Tips on how to implement a National Library Week program
 http://www.gale.com/nlw/toolkit.htm
     *  An e-mail message that libraries can forward on to their patrons and
 members of their community alerting them of National Library Week and the
 resources available  http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/email.htm
     *  A Web icon that easily links patrons to the free resources from the
 library's Web site  http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/nlw_icon.gif
     *  A ready-to-use press release for libraries to send to the media in
 their community  http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/press_reslease.doc
     *  Product descriptions to make it easier for patrons to identify the
 right database to meet their needs
 http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/FreeDBs.doc
     *  A flier to help educate patrons about information literacy
 http://www.gale.com/nlw/downloads/databases.doc
 
     The 30 Thomson Gale databases that will be available cover a variety of
 topics, including those for students who need help with homework or who need
 to conduct research for assignments; history, biography and literature
 databases; business, organization and legal databases; and general knowledge,
 Spanish-language and health databases.  For a complete list, and instructions
 for accessing the databases, visit http://www.gale.com .
 
     About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Gale
     The Thomson Corporation (http://www.thomson.com ), with 2004 revenues from
 continuing operations of $8.10 billion, is a global leader in providing
 integrated information solutions to business and professional customers.  With
 operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC) has
 approximately 38,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130
 countries.  Its learning businesses and brands serve the needs of individuals,
 learning institutions, corporations and government agencies with products and
 services for both traditional and distributed learning.  Thomson Gale(TM)
 (http://www.gale.com ) serves the world's information and education needs
 through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and
 consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet.  It is best known
 for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of
 information needs -- from homework help to health questions to business
 profiles -- in a variety of formats -- books, Web-based solutions and
 microfilm.
 
 SOURCE  Thomson Gale