Gale Digital Collections
Gale | Cengage Learning
27500 Drake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Vincent Vessalo – Director, eArchival Solutions Group
Jim Draper – Vice President of Publishing, Gale Digital Collections
Number of Employees: 675 (~30 of which support the Digital Archive program directly)
Number of Digital Collections Published Annually (print, electronic, open access, etc.): 25 to 30 new projects published annually.
Number of Digital Collections Making up the Gale Digital Archive Portfolio: 100
History and Brief Description of your Publishing Program: Gale Digital Collections make rare, previously difficult-to-access primary source materials viewable and searchable to the word, in an online digital format. From the 1100s to the 2000s; from the Wild West to the Far East; from culture and business, to politics and war, to religion and government; this remarkable, ever-expanding resource supports the needs of today’s scholars, faculty and students and enhances the value and reputation of any academic and scholarly institution.
Gale Digital Collections is publishing program within Gale, a part of Cengage Learning which offers print, eBook and database solutions to academic, public, K12, and special library markets.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.