Cengage Learning Named to EContent's List of 100 Digital Companies That 'Matter Most'

Recognized for Gale's Fee-Based Information Services

Jan 04, 2010, 11:44 ET from Cengage Learning

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, one of the world's leading providers of print and digital information services for the academic, professional and library markets, today announced that it was named to EContent magazine's list of 100 companies that matter most in the digital content industry. Companies named to the EContent 100 List are chosen for their continued leadership in the content industry and their forward-looking solutions in the digital space.

Cengage Learning was selected for the fee-based information services provided by Gale, a leader in authoritative reference content and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses, and part of Cengage Learning. Gale is bringing the next generation of research and discovery tools to users, with a new class of products that are Web-like, interactive and user-friendly.

"We are honored to be named to the EContent 100 List and to have our innovative digital products recognized," said Pat Sommers, Gale's president. "We look forward to digitizing more of our content and learning solutions so that our academic, professional and library customers have access to the leading materials they have come to expect."

Gale has over 600 subscription-based resources available to customers. Key recent product launches include:

Career Transitions- A comprehensive, self-paced guide to career change, providing clear and concise information about career paths, industries, economies and companies - organized around simple-to-navigate portals that combine overviews with statistical information and Web tools.

Grzimek's Animal Life- A media-rich, knowledge portal including more than 4,000 species and continuous updates. More than 12,000 photos, maps, videos, audio clips and interactive tools, as well as links to periodicals, real-time news and Web sites create a full learning experience.

GREENR(Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)- A new electronic resource focusing on the thorough study of sustainability and the environment, offering authoritative reference content on energy, economic development, natural resources, economic development, international relations, and other related issues.

Global Issues in Context- An intuitive interface providing global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance, providing expert perspectives, extensive video, audio files, interactive graphs/tables/charts, podcasts, images, maps and content customization.

For more information on Cengage Learning's innovative learning solutions, please visit www.cengage.com. For more information on Gale's leading fee-based information services, please visit www.gale.cengage.com.

About Cengage Learning and Gale

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, 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. Gale is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.cengage.com.

About EContent

EContent is dedicated to one of the most essential commodities any business has to offer--content. While the digital era has provided businesses with unprecedented access to content, it has also created an exponentially increasing need to manage, store, and deliver that content in ways that are efficient, effective, and affordable. Every industry--from publishing to pharmaceutical--needs to maximize its content resources. With this steady rise in digital content challenges, EContent magazine is there to help guide professionals with sound advice and breaking news. EContent is the most respected source for information about the digital content industry. The magazine has a mission to clearly identify and explain emerging digital content trends, strategies, and resources that will help readers navigate the content maze and find a clear path to profits and improved business processes. Essential reading for executives and professionals involved in content management, creation, acquisition, aggregation, and distribution in corporate and B2B environments, EContent provides the go-to resource for digital content business strategies.

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    Public Relations Manager
    Cengage Learning

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