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Gale To Digitize AP's Archives

Gale, a provider research and reference tools for libraries, has entered into an agreement with Associated Press (AP) to digitize the nonprofit news agency's corporate archives.

Coming on the heels of similar collaborations with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic Society, the new partnership will provide users access to news stories, bureau records, correspondence, AP journalists' notes and observations, "and special collections such as photographs, manuscripts, sound recordings, and oral histories," according to a Gale news release.

"We're thrilled to be embarking on this partnership with one of the most respected news organizations in the world," said Frank Menchaca , executive vice president of research solutions at Cengage Learning. "Together we will provide users and customers an opportunity to access and analyze the archival materials that will reveal how news, public opinion, and history are constructed and shaped."

Working "with an advisory board of professors and subject matter experts to guide the development of the digital products," the project will take multiple years, though the first products are expected to be available within a year, according to information released by Gale.

More information about Gale is available at gale.cengage.com. Go to ap.com to learn more about Associated Press.

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