Gale in Farmington Hills Provides Access to Digital 18th Century Library Via Partnership

Gale, an educational publishing company in Farmington Hills owned by Cengage, has partnered with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) in Fishkill, N.Y., to provide ASECS members access to the Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO).
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Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies to give members access to the Eighteenth Century Collections Online. // Stock Photo
Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies to give members access to the Eighteenth Century Collections Online. // Stock Photo

Gale, an educational publishing company in Farmington Hills owned by Cengage, has partnered with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) in Fishkill, N.Y., to provide ASECS members access to the Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO).

“ECCO is an essential resource for scholars of the 18th century, but many people working in the field do not currently have access to it. They have to travel across the world to research libraries to view and study 18thcentury collections, which can be very expensive,” says Mark Boonshoft, executive director at ASECS.

“By providing online access to ECCO to our members in North America, we help ameliorate this inequity and better support research and teaching on the 18th century. We are thrilled to partner with Gale to make this happen.”

ECCO contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom from 1701 to 1800, offering scholars access to more than 26 million pages of books, directories, bibles, sheet music, sermons, and advertisements.

“As the leading provider of digital humanities learning tools and primary sources to support research, Gale is committed to promoting scholarship on the eighteenth-century,” says Roger Strong, vice president of sales for academic libraries at Gale.

“This partnership with ASECS enable us to more closely align resources like ECCO to course integration and digital humanities pedagogy, including joint efforts around the sharing of research outcomes, and the continued development of primary source tools and platforms to support the future needs of ASECS and other learned societies.”

Cengage is an education technology company headquartered in Farmington Hills that serves millions of people in 165 countries. Gale employs 500 people globally and provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as research tools and technology essential to connecting libraries to learners and learners to libraries.

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