Gale launched GVRL about 10 years ago as a way to digitize its reference content, especially the encyclopedias it publishes, says Nader Qaimari, Gale's SVP of sales and marketing.
The UDA model is now available for about 2,000 Gale-published titles on GVRL. Gale is currently working with its partner publishers to make their GVRL content available under the UDA model.
GVRL is supersized in ways that count, especially in its range of subjects and the quality of its reference content.
GVRL has a typical Gale interface, with a few reference book search features.
One of GVRL's supersized accomplishments is bringing several star reference works online.
GVRL includes dozens of other reference works that are standards in their fields.
In social science, GVRL offers several excellent psychology encyclopedias and nine Junior Worldmark sets covering world geography and culture.
In fact, GVRL is competing not only with other online reference collections, but with several of its own siblings.