Gale Directory Library (GDL)

Vendor: 

From the vendor:

For business researchers, Gale Directory Library is a treasure trove of 51 trusted directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more — sources that cannot be found elsewhere on the Internet.

With expanded data and state-of-the-art search and export features, Gale Directory Library allows libraries to select the directories they want and make them available to users any time, from anywhere. Data sorting, filtering and exporting is easy, making Gale Directory Library the essential tool for research and marketing alike. 

eBooks are purchased for perpetual access. An annual hosting fee applies which renews on the anniversary of their date of purchase.

Platform: 

Gale Directory Library

Some colleges have reported that the institutional UID in Gale access URLs prevents seamless automatic inclusion in discovery tools. You can either export all titles in CSV, batch replace the generic placehold ("loc_id") with your college's UID, and import back into your discovery tool; or you can ask your discovery tool vendor to do this for you.

Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 
eBooks

Title Lists

MARC Records

MARC Records: 
Yes

Log in to the Gale Admin platform with your administrative credentials, and navigate to the Discover Services section. For more information, please visit the “MARC Records” page on the vendor’s Gale Support site. MARC records can also be downloaded from the Gale Support site directly on their “MARC Records: Resources” and "MARC Records: eDirectory" pages, although these will not include your institution’s unique URL (if applicable). For assistance, please contact the vendor's technical support line directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA.

Usage Stats

COUNTER: 
Yes
SUSHI: 
Yes

Log in to the Gale Admin platform with your administrative credentials, and navigate to the Reports section. You can also access the Gale Usage Portal (the usage stats area of Gale Admin) directly with the same administrative credentials. For assistance, please contact the vendor's technical support directly. Contact information can be found in the Vendors directory in ERMA. For more information, please see these resources from the vendor:

Running Gale Usage Reports (PDF)

Gale Support: Technical Documents, "Usage Reporting" (link to Gale Support site)

On-Demand Tutorials: Gale Usage Website (link to Gale Training site)