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Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:14 am
Gale expands accessmylibrary apps for college and android users
Posted by: Sue Polanka

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the availability of the first AccessMyLibrary Public Edition Android application and the first AccessMyLibrary College Edition application for iOS devices (iPhone, iTouch and iPad).  The AML Public Edition Android app allows researchers using an Android device to access Gale resources through public libraries within a 10-mile radius, similar to the Public Edition applications already created for Apple devices.  The AML College Edition is the first Gale app for college students and gives them anytime, anywhere access to the Gale resources available through their college library. Students can use the app to locate their school and then authenticate for the school year by providing their school-issued email address.

In December 2009, Gale launched its first AML Public Edition app, helping iPhone users access Gale resources through their local public libraries. In May, Gale announced the AML School Edition app for the iPhone, making it possible for students using an iPhone to access the Gale resources available in their school library from any location. Gale then followed up with the AML Public Edition app for iPad users in June. In addition, the following AML apps are currently in development:

-       AccessMyLibrary School Edition for the iPad

-       AccessMyLibrary School Edition for Android

-       AccessMyLibrary College Edition for Android

All AML apps for iOS devices (iPhone, iTouch and iPad) can be downloaded at the iTunes store. The AML Public Edition Android app can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace. All AML apps are free and additional information, including QR codes, posters, bookmarks and other library marketing resources can be found at http://www.gale.cengage.com/apps/.


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