GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online)

Consortial Abbreviation: 
GALILEO
Slogan or Motto: 
Georgia's Virtual Library...bringing quality content to you!
Brief Description: 

GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online, an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that isn’t available through free search engines or Web directories. Participating institutions may access over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 10,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories, and government publications.

The community of more than 2000 GALILEO institutions includes the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, K-12 schools, public libraries, and a group of private academic colleges and universities and private K-12 schools.  At this time, only educational institutions are eligible to participate in GALILEO. Through collaboration and resource sharing, GALILEO seeks to provide equal access to information for all Georgia citizens.

While GALILEO, Georgia's Virtual Library, was the first initiative, the Board of Regents also provides centralized library management services to the USG Libraries. This is called GALILEO Interconnected Libraries (GIL). A union catalog, universal borrrowing (GIL Express), and courier services are also provided.

The Digital Library of Georgia, an initiative of GALILEO, based at the University of Georgia,  is a gateway to Georgia’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.

GALILEO also offers a consortial institutional repository program, the GALILEO Knowledge Repository,  and oversees the Affordable Learning Georgia program.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Preservation
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Other Functions: 
Digitization of primary resources including Georgia's Government Publications and serve as host and partner for the New Georgia Encyclopedia
Mailing Address: 
Library Services Information Technology Services Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia 2500 Daniells Bridge Road Building 300 Athens, GA 30606
Country: 
United States
Generic Phone Number: 
706-583-2007
Staff Contacts: 
Staff listing available here: http://about.galileo.usg.edu/site/galileo_staff_listing/ Lucy Harrison Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Library Services and Executive Director of GALILEO Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia 2500 Daniells Bridge Road, Building 300 Athens, GA 30606 706-583-2007 lucy.harrison@usg.edu
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
2 000
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Public
School
Number of Staff: 
20.00