- Cengage Learning's Gale plans to give academic researchers access to content from its Gale Digital Collections.
- According to a release, the move is an effort to help digital humanities researchers utilize data mining and textual analysis.
- Among the collections are the Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online databases, as well as newspaper archives.
The databases aren't all that's being made available for researchers: They'll also get to take advantage of new "term cluster" and "term frequency" textual analysis tools that sort text and index terms, providing visual information displays to help researchers discover relationships. According to the release, this will all be provided at the request of academic customers "in a cost-effective manner."
Gale will also host a webcast on data mining and text analytics this Wednesday, Nov. 19.