Beginning in April, Gale will be retiring the “My Account” feature in InfoTrac products including PowerSearch and encourage users to save documents to a Google account. Please note that this change will not affect most libraries, as the “My Account” feature was not heavily used.
This change will provide one simple, seamless login experience and enable you to access your saved documents with ease. Once logged in through Google, you can easily share and download articles—including highlights and notes—using Google tools like Drive and Docs. For more information, access our training instructions on migrating saved documents to your Google account.
The retirement of the Gale “My Account” feature will take effect in two stages to ease the transition.
Here’s what will be happening on April 28, 2016:
• Existing users will be able to access their saved documents via My Account, but new accounts cannot be created.
• My Folder will continue to be a session-based feature. While logged in via My Account, new documents will be saved to My Folder for that session. New documents will not be saved for later retrieval.
• New search queries cannot be saved to “Saved Searches.” Existing saved searches will be accessible until Summer 2016, when the My Account feature will be fully retired.
• Users can use the “Create a Search Alert” feature to have new content emailed via a search alert. Existing search alerts will be unaffected.
You can always email or download a document at any point during a session, and Google users can continue to utilize the “Save to Google Drive” option. For non-Google users, Gale is exploring the integration of other collaboration tools, including Microsoft Office 365.
For additional information and the full list of periodical products affected by this updated, please visit Gale’s blog. And have a look at Gale’s video tutorials for using Google Tools.
Please contact your Gale Customer Success Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This post was written by mheroux on May 2, 2016