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Credo’s Literati Academic Selected for Choice Outstanding Academic Title Honor

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 09:57:58 PST

Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, is proud to announce Literati Academic’s selection as a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title. Choice’s 2014 review emphasized the “huge potential” for students and faculty and concluded that Literati Academic is “highly recommended.”
“It is hard to overstate the importance of reference in research and instruction,” said Credo CEO Mike Sweet. “Literati Academic helps students to build research skills, allowing librarians to see positive learning outcomes without having to dedicate extra class time and resources.”
Literati Academic is an online research platform and library teaching tool which offers point-of-need instruction and supports students’ self-directed research. The world class reference content included in Credo’s Academic Core Collection is paired with instructional videos and tutorials that are integrated and embedded into the platform.
Literati addresses several problems faced by students, librarians and professors alike. By making information discoverability more intuitive, librarians need to spend less time helping students find basic sources at the beginning of their research project. Professors can take a flipped learning approach and direct students to on-demand videos and tutorials to hone their research skills, rather than consuming valuable in-class time.  Students can find and use tutorials while they are doing research, without logging in to another resource for help or instruction.
The Literati platform is available for Academic, Public, and K-12 libraries, and has been awarded several prestigious honors in recent years. Literati School was named the 2014 CODiE “Best Education Reference Solution,” and Literati Public the 2013 CODiE “Best General Reference Service.”
Of the thousands of titles reviewed by Choice each year, only a small percentage are named an Outstanding Academic Title.
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Credo Announces Compliance with NISO Open Discovery Initiative

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:19 PDT

First Content Provider to Announce ComplianceOctober 20, 2014, Boston, Oxford -- Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announces its conformance with, and endorsement of, the recommendations of the National Information Standards Organization’s Open Discovery Initiative (ODI), making Credo the first reference content provider to do so. Credo’s compliance demonstrates the company’s advocacy for the unique, valuable role that reference plays in research, as well as its commitment to supporting industry standards and best practices in delivering innovative products and services to libraries and their users.NISO’s ODI group was formed to explore issues around the current generation of library discovery services based on indexed search; and to develop recommended practices to facilitate progress in the further development of these services. The group comprised representatives from content providers, discovery service providers and libraries. Having long recognized the importance of reference content in discovery services, Credo quickly began the process of understanding and ultimately conforming to these guidelines. For example, Credo makes all relevant content available to discovery service providers as full text for indexing, according to ODI’s core set of metadata elements.“The pace of change in research technology and information discovery is faster than it has ever been, and the need for the industry to provide continuity and best practices has never been greater,” said Credo CEO Mike Sweet. “Credo is proud to endorse NISO’s recommendations by being the first ODI-compliant content provider and by actively participating in Phase Two of the initiative.” "We are so pleased by the support from Credo on the Open Discovery Initiative and for their efforts to act quickly to come into compliance with the recommendations,” said Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO.  “We hope others will follow Credo’s leadership in adhering to the ODI principles.”Credo is committed to making reference content available and accessible to end users at their point of need, and to non-bias with regard to participation in discovery services, ensuring that content is treated equally in all discovery services. A statement of Credo’s participation in Discovery Services according to the ODI conformance checklist is available upon request.The ODI recommendations can be found here:[...]

Credo Reveals Refreshed Platform for Online Reference Service

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:30:18 PDT

Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, unveiled a new look to their award-winning Credo Online Reference Service, updating several features with a focus on user experience. The enhancements are based on input from subscribers matched with cutting edge technology to create a cleaner, more modernized layout and increased searchability.
This intuitive interface makes it easier for learners to focus on discovering information while an improved mobile experience for smartphones and tablets demonstrates Credo’s commitment to providing high-quality content anytime, anywhere. A new “Listen” feature increases accessibility by reading content aloud. A translation tool will also be available, allowing Topic Pages and entries to be viewed in dozens of different languages.
The updated layout for Credo’s signature Topic Pages facilitates quick and easy discovery of the resources best suited to users’ needs. Popular as a starting point in the research process, Topic Pages connect users to real-time results from library-selected resources, offering a helpful solution for those who find themselves stuck in one database without clear pathways to other resources relevant to their search. These 10,000-plus Topic Pages are now easier to navigate whether at the library or on the go, increasing access to the high-quality information people need in their academic, professional or personal lives. 
“This update is part of a continuum of advances we’ve made that has allowed Credo Online Reference Service to maintain its position as a preferred reference platform for both libraries and publishers,” said Credo CEO Mike Sweet. “Great content is only one part of the equation; we work extensively with users and subscribers to understand how they conduct research, and then innovate to provide intuitive products.”
In addition to platform and technology enhancements, Credo also adds to and updates the content available in the Academic, Public and School Core Collections, ensuring users are able to find the most relevant, up to date information to satisfy their research needs. Learn more about Credo Online Reference Service here:
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Credo Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Education Reference Solution

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:20 PDT

Literati School Earns Prestigious Industry RecognitionCredo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that Literati School won the 2014 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Education Reference Solution.The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Credo as one of 31 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. An SIIA CODiE Award win for ed tech companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner has been selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA members-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.Literati School builds on Credo's foundation of online reference content and discovery tools to support K-12 schools in the areas of information literacy education and assessment, library and classroom connection, and multimedia creation. By providing a rewarding research experience and supplementing instruction, Literati School helps students to develop critical information skills.“It was thrilling to be on hand to receive such a prestigious award in person,” said Credo CEO Mike Sweet. “At Credo we recognize that today’s young learners are entering a world where information skills are imperative to academic, personal and professional success, and it is an honor that Literati School is seen as a difference-making tool for their future.”“SIIA’s 2014 Education CODiE Award winners’ are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there,” said SIIA Vice President for the Education Division Karen Billings. “We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry.”This is Credo’s second CODiE award in two years; Literati Public was a winner in 2013 in the Best General Reference Service category.For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit SIIASIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.  The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit the SIIA CODiE™ AwardsThe SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.[...]

Credo Adds Award-Winning Content To Growing List of Publisher and Subject Collections

Wed, 14 May 2014 07:25:04 PDT

New Partnerships and Updated Titles Mean Greater Choices for Libraries Seeking Quality E-resources
May 14, 2104, Boston, Oxford, – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, announced today several additions and updates to its Publisher and Subject Collections. Hundreds of ebooks from award-winning publishers covering today's most sought-after topics are now available, creating more opportunities for libraries to provide their users with the best in online reference content.
Recent partnerships with renowned publishers like Berrett-Koehler, Harvard Health and English Heritage Publishing, along with new titles made
available from Columbia University Press and New York University Press, have enriched and built upon the growing selections available on Credo platforms. New and updated Subject Collections cover a range of disciplines including Sociology, Literature, Leadership, Theology, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Sports Studies and more.
"The strong relationships we've forged with the world's best reference publishers are what enable us to provide such authoritative, diverse and affordable content to libraries," said Credo CEO Mike Sweet. "Our Publisher and Subject Collections, combined with our award-winning technology and services, give libraries an effective way to connect users with the answer to their immediate research questions while fostering the development of critical Information Literacy skills."
Libraries looking to enhance their e-resource collections will find that Credo offers flexible access options. Most collections are available under both subscription and perpetual access models, allowing institutions to subscribe, purchase the entire collection, or pick and choose individual titles. Collections are available on all Credo platforms and can be seamlessly integrated with any existing Credo subscriptions.
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Amanda DiFeterici Joins Credo as Instructional Design and Assessment Consultant

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:07:25 PDT

Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that Amanda DiFeterici has joined the company as its Instructional Design and Assessment Consultant. She brings seven years of experience as an academic librarian to a company that prides itself on its team of talented Information Literacy (IL) professionals and on-staff librarians and educators.
“Our team of librarians and educators allows us to offer the best services possible to libraries and schools,” said Credo CEO Mike Sweet. “That is why adding a librarian as talented and experienced as Amanda means so much to us. She brings a lot to the table with regard to our ability to meet the specific needs of librarians at every level.”
In addition to collaborating with librarians to develop learning objectives and design engaging multimedia educational materials, DiFeterici will use her assessment expertise to help libraries demonstrate the value of IL instruction to administrators while at the same time meeting today’s rigorous accreditation standards.
“I’m excited to come on board,” remarked DiFeterici. “I had the phenomenal experience of working with Credo as a customer, and I came to appreciate Credo’s commitment to providing the best in Information Literacy tools for library users.”
Prior to joining Credo, DiFeterici worked for several years with South University as an academic librarian. She received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina where, as a graduate assistant, she worked both in reference and teaching library instruction.
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ALA Past-President Molly Raphael Joins Credo Advisory Board

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:06:28 PST

Brings extensive experience that supports Credo's mission
Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, recently announced that Molly Raphael, past-president of the American Library Association, has joined the company's corporate advisory board.
Credo's advisory board is comprised of significant Library and education industry experts who are tapped by Credo throughout the year for consulting on a variety of issues central to fulfilling the company's goal to be the world's leading provider of information skills-building solutions.
"Credo sees itself as not only working for libraries, but working with libraries to innovate the industry," said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO. "This is evident in our work with publishers to provide authoritative reference content on our user-friendly Literati platforms as well as in our work with technology companies to provide cutting-edge services. Most importantly, it's evident at the very conception of our products as we work with experts and librarians like Ms. Raphael to develop solutions that meet the needs of learners of all types."
Molly Raphael is a much-decorated public librarian. Her work has focused on collections, programming and increasing diversity in library employment, for which she awarded the Arthur Flemming Civil Rights award in 2009. In 2006 she was recognized by Simmons College, which awarded her their 2006 Alumni Achievement Award.
More information on Molly Raphael, as well as Credo's other advisors, can be found at
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Credo Launches Information Literacy Course Module

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:57:46 PST

Fills a Rapidly Growing, Unmet Need in Higher Education
January 21, 2014, Boston, Oxford - Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, announces the launch of its Information Literacy Course Module, expanding the company’s Literati suite of solutions. The course module is Credo’s answer to the growing need for libraries and academic institutions to conduct standards-driven information literacy instruction.
“We are very excited about the [Information Literacy Course Module]. The modules are very comprehensive and cover most, if not all, of the topics important to us for in-person and online instruction,” said Christal Ferrance, Instructional Design Librarian at George Mason University in Virginia.
“All of us at Credo are driven by our passion for supporting libraries in their efforts to teach the information skills that are essential for academic, personal and professional success,” said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO. “With the Information Literacy Course Module, library staff can focus on high-value activities of instruction, working with students and collaborating with faculty.”
The Course Module offers dozens of instruction and assessment components, all of which are are aligned to ACRL standards, and includes learning objectives and activities in course  and discussion notes. Instructional videos, tutorials or modules designed to build IL skills are included in each section of the course, along with interactive activities and assessments to reinforce learning and provide feedback to the student and instructor.  Institutions can use the Information Literacy Course Module to supplement existing instruction or as a full for-credit course. 
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Credo Named to EContent Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:36:52 PST

Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, was named by EContent to its Top 100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry in the Content Commerce and Digital Content Provider categories.
 “We believe that an online reference platform is a powerful way to teach information skills that are essential for lifelong learning and success in the knowledge economy” said Mike Sweet, Credo CEO.  “This recognition from EContent is an honor and a wonderful affirmation of our company. We share this recognition with our many publishing partners who are fundamental to the success of our Literati and Online Reference Service platforms. “
The EContent 100 List is selected each year by a team of judges, made up of editors from Information Today, Inc., EContent magazine contributing editors and industry experts. The List can be seen at and in the December 2013 issue of EContent.
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Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering: A Case of Efficiently Educating Engineers

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:01:21 PDT

The library at Olin College serves as an integral part of students' education by helping them to achieve critical research and information literacy competency, adhering to standards set forth by various academic associations. Olin's library wanted a different method of teaching these skills, one that coincided with the college's unique teaching approach of classroom experiences blended with digital exercises and tools.

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Credo Releases 19 New and Updated Collections

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:20:11 PDT

Credo Releases 19 New and Updated Collections 
Librarian-Curated Packages, including all-video Intelecom Intelligent Telecommunications Collection, offer Multiple Purchasing Options to Enhance Credo’s Information Skills Solutions

September 3, 2013, Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, has launched 19 new and updated Subject and Publisher Collections, adding to the more than 80 collections currently available for perpetual purchase or subscription.

Credo’s new collections help librarians grow their reference shelves through their Literati or Credo Online Reference Service solutions. The newly released collections include:
  • Intelecom Intelligent Telecommunications Collection: The first all-video Credo collection that offers multidisciplinary coverage, this collection features 12 richly descriptive visual reference sources that cover a variety of major subjects, such as Sociology, History, Psychology and Health. 
  • Anthropology Collection: This multi-publisher collection features 40 titles that address key areas of study within the Anthropology discipline, including Archaeology, Biological Anthropology and Ethnography among others. With two CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles award winners, one Library Journal award winner and four Resources for College Libraries selections, this collection is well-represented with top-tier content.
  • Sociology Collection: This collection compiles 39 compelling reference titles covering a range of key topics within the Sociology discipline, including Social Change, Social Psychology, Social Work, Race & Ethnicity and Urban Sociology. With one Outstanding Academic Titles winner, one RUSA winner and three Resources for College Libraries recommendations, the collection offers appealing, highly vetted content. 

Credo has also released updates to 15 existing Subject and Publisher Collections, including the Criminal Justice Collection, the Psychology Collection, the Nursing and Allied Health Collection and the Gender and Women’s Studies Collection.

“Credo focuses on developing solutions that are customized to fit each library’s evolving needs as well as the foundational need to provide access to scholarly reference content,” said Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo. “By releasing new collections on a regular basis, we’re helping librarians innovate reference and users gain information skills while meeting their real-time research needs.”


Credo Adds ASTD, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and QA International to Growing List of Partners

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:13:33 PDT

Credo Adds ASTD, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and QA International to Growing List of PartnersEnhanced Reference Content Facilitates Reference-Based DiscoveryJune 27, 2013, Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that it has finalized distribution agreements with three industry-leading publishers, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and QA International, making it possible to offer additional enhanced content under both subscription and perpetual access models through its Literati and Credo Online Reference Service solutions. Credo has licensed 27 ASTD leadership and management titles, a comprehensive collection of video interviews and mini-documentary segments from MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and an extensive collection of over 400 videos from QA International. “ASTD is pleased to partner with Credo as a way to bring its training and professional development content to the academic and library audiences,” said Glenn Saltzman, Director of ASTD Editorial Production. “We’re looking forward to supplementing the current offering with further reference and professional development content from ASTD Press.” “Credo gives us a unique opportunity to make our content available to a wider audience,” said Annette Miller, Vice President of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. “We are pleased to contribute to Credo’s growing video catalogue, bringing scholarly content to life.” “QA International and Credo share a common emphasis on making reference content interactive,” said Caroline Fortin, Publisher and Vice President of QA International. “Tools such as the Mind Map allow users to interact with our titles and related resource linking helps give context to titles that could stand on their own but offer additional value as a part of the scholarly conversation.”  “At Credo, our focus is on helping librarians provide their users with the highest quality e-reference content on an easy-to-use platform,” said Carol Helton, Credo’s Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions and Marketing.  “Adding these trusted resources from ASTD, QA International and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions helps us give librarians the tools that they need to extend the learning moment so these users can develop critical information literacy skills while addressing their immediate information and research needs.”  ###About American Society for Training & Development (ASTD Press) ASTD Press is the premier publisher specializing in best practices related to workforce education, training, and professional development. ASTD content helps training & learning practitioners increase their relevance, enhance their skills, and align learning to business results. Topics include training basics, management, training evaluation, instructional design, and leadership.About MacNeil/Lehrer Productions For thirty years, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions (MLP) has been synonymous with trustworthiness, depth, creativity and innovation in broadcast journalism. MLP produces the PBS NewsHour, one of the most trusted institutions in news, as well as award-winning documentaries and non-fiction television programming for public, commercial and cable television. In addition to broadcast programming, MLP produces educational resources for students and teachers, civic forums across the United States and e-books. For more information, visit About QA International Renowned for its remarkable designs, eye-catching illustrations and solid content, QA international is a leader when it comes to visually innovative reference content.  Its outstanding reference guides and videos on subjects as diverse as anatomy, ecology, ge[...]

Scholarship Search Feature Live in Literati School

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:39:22 PDT

Scholarship Search Feature Live in Literati School June 25 2013, Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that it has added Reference Service Press’ scholarship search feature, “FundingFinder Express,” to Literati School,the company’s recently-launched solution that helps K-12 educators teach foundational information skills. Now, Literati School will not only meet the information needs of pre-college students, but it will also help them find ways to pay for college at a time when costs have reached an all-time high. Bundled at no additional cost to Literati School subscribers, FundingFinder Express will greatly increase the value of Literati School for its users.Drawing on Reference Service Press’s award-winning database, FundingFinder Express offers students the opportunity to customize their search for college aid, receive email alerts when new scholarships that match their profile become available and get deadline date reminders, so they don’t miss out on scholarships that are closing soon.Dr. Gail Schlachter, founder of Reference Service Press and publisher ofFundingFinder Express, called the inclusion of the data inside Literati School “a perfect addition.” As she explains, “just as Literati provides context for student research and information literacy, FundingFinder Express will provide the necessary context for the search for financial aid.”“We were excited to establish our partnership with Reference Service Press earlier this year and are thrilled to have implemented this new service,” said Carol Helton, Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions and Marketing. “Reference Service Press’ reputation for providing the highest quality financial aid directories, ebooks and searchable databases preceded them and we are seeing great results from this first implementation of the financial aid tool in Literati School.”### About Reference Service PressReference Service Press began in 1977 with a single financial aid publication, Directory of Financial Aids for Women, and continues to focus solely on the development of print and electronic sources of information on financial aid for various groups, including women, minorities, student athletes, persons with disabilities, individuals with ties to the military, and those interested in specific majors. Currently, the company issues more than three dozen award-winning financial aid directories, searchable databases, and customized online products for academic institutions, libraries, nonprofit agencies, and commercial operations. For more information, see CredoCredo believes that everyone deserves the ability to learn and the opportunity to succeed. To help people achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals, Credo partners with libraries, educators, publishers, and technology providers to deliver solutions for developing information skills. Credo’s information literacy platform, Literati, is implemented in 600 institutions. Founded in 1999, Credo has offices in Boston and the UK. For additional information about Credo and its Literati solutions, please visit[...]

Credo Releases 12 New and Updated Perpetual Access and Subscription Collections

Tue, 28 May 2013 08:56:53 PDT

Librarian-Curated Collections Enhance Literati and Facilitate Reference-Based DiscoveryMay 15, 2013, Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that it has launched 12 new and updated Subject and Publisher Collections, adding to the more than 75 collections currently available for perpetual purchase or subscription.Libraries now have even more options for enhancing their Literati solution or Credo Online Reference Service with essential titles including:CQ Press Collection: With titles such as The Presidency A to Z,Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion and The Contemporary Middle East: A Documentary History, the CQ Press Collection offers 16 reference works that cover key topics in US History and Political Science.CRC Press Collection: Offering 11 titles, including French’s Index of Differential Diagnosis: An A-Z, Clark’s Pocket Handbook for Radiographers and Illustrated Pharmacology for Nurses, nursing and medical students at the undergraduate level as well as clinical professionals will find that this collection greatly enhances both research and practice.Economics Collection: The 18 titles included in Credo’s Economics Collection provide a well-rounded view of macroeconomics, economic decline, social economics, wealth and international economics.Philosophy Collection: Credo’s Philosophy Collection presents 35 top-tier reference titles from five of the most notable publishers in the field of Philosophy: Routledge, Brill, Elsevier, Wiley and SAGE.Leadership Collection: The Leadership Collection from Credo features 20 key titles from Business Expert Press and SAGE Reference on topics foundational to success in business and management.Credo has also released updates to seven existing Subject and Publisher Collections, including the popular Focus Medica Health Animation Collection and the Omnigraphics Health Reference Series. By embedding these high-quality reference collections in the award-winning Literati solution, libraries are able to build deep, specific e-book collections and combine authoritative content with innovative, customizable technology that links users of reference through to all of their library’s resources.“While Literati is significantly more than a reference database, the scholarly reference content that comprises Literati’s foundation is integral to its value as an information skills solution,” said Carol Helton, Credo’s Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions and Marketing.  “Credo gives librarians the tools that they need to extend the learning moment so users can develop critical information literacy skills while addressing their immediate information and research needs.” [...]

Credo Titles Now Available Through GOBI3

Tue, 28 May 2013 08:56:39 PDT

Agreement to add academic titles to GOBI3 database for streamlined ordering May 7, 2013, Boston, Oxford – In an effort to simplify the process of enhancing library collections with authoritative reference content from world-renowned publishers, Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions – in partnership with YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor – has made its titles available for purchase through GOBI3, YBP’s acquisition and collection management database. Libraries now have the ability to select Credo as their preferred vendor for reference material as part of their eApproval Plans.Thoughtfully selected to offer broad coverage of subjects such as religion, psychology, history, business, education, environmental studies, nursing and others, titles can be instantly integrated with both Literati, Credo’s solution that includes information literacy tools, technologies and services, and the Credo Online Reference Service.“Credo has a reputation for pairing quality reference titles that are enhanced with images, videos and audio to improve learning and information skills with Topic Pages that act as a gateway for other library resources,” said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at YBP. “We are delighted to offer this enriched content and technology through GOBI3.”“As an information skills-focused company, we recognize that providing access to trusted information is a core value of our librarian partners. By integrating with GOBI3, we are able to streamline the purchasing process for customers who wish to acquire individual titles and seamlessly add them to their existing Credo collections,” said Carol Helton, Credo’s Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions and Marketing. “We look forward to furthering our partnership with YBP in the advancement of new collection development and workflow solutions for the library industry.”About YBP Library ServicesYBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim. GOBI3, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 10 million titles. YBP is located in Contoocook, NH, USA. For more on the company, visit[...]

LISTen: An Program -- Episode #223

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:08:03 PST

LISTen: An Program -- Episode #223. "This week's program has not one but two features from the United States Department of Agriculture that may prove useful to reference librarians and selectors. In the essay we talk about the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 and how it may bode ill for the Internet not to mention that NPR reports about such as well". Previous Podcasts/Programs can be found here(image)

JSTOR launches Access for Alumni

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:56:32 PST

The new Alumni Access program is an important step in our ongoing efforts to extend access to scholarship to individuals around the world. It enables eligible higher education institutions to provide their alumni with full access to the same set of archive collection content available to current students and faculty. The launch of the Alumni Access program follows a successful 3-year pilot, which helped JSTOR and our partner libraries understand the implementation issues and develop an approach that is valuable and sustainable(image)

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog - November 30 2012

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:48:26 PST

The November 30, 2012 edition of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog from Charles W. Bailey, Jr. is now available. It provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers(image)

Current Cites - November 2012

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:08:46 PST

Current Cites (edited by Roy Tennant) - November 2012 is now available is now available(image)

Routledge to publish ALIA journals beginning in 2013

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:06:06 PST

Taylor & Francis Group and the Australian Library and Information Association have announced a new publishing partnership for 2013. Beginning January 1, 2013 Taylor & Francis will publish and distribute ALIA's two highly regarded journals, The Australian Library Journal and Australian Academic & Research Libraries under the Routledge imprint(image)

#uklibchat: Innovative use of technology in libraries

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:25:09 PST

#uklibchat: Innovative use of technology in libraries - 4 December, 2012 - 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm GMT(image)

Nominations open for the 2013 CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:32:07 PST

Now in its 22nd year, the award organised by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals' Community, Diversity and Equality Group, highlights and rewards partnership projects that change lives, bring people together and demonstrate innovation and creativity. One of the profession's leading accolades, the award is open to all UK library and information services and could include collaborations outside of the sector. Recent winners include, North Yorkshire County Council & North Yorkshire Music Zone's 'Library Songwriters: Skipton Rewind Club', Kent Library and Archives 'Making the Difference: Opportunities for Adults with Learning Difficulties' and The City of Edinburgh's 'HMP Edinburgh Library Partnership'(image)

Bess of Hardwick's letters at The National Archives (UK)

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:05:35 PST

The correspondence of Bess of Hardwick (Elizabeth, countess of Shrewsbury) will be explored in a new exhibition at The UK National Archives - Unsealed: The Letters of Bess of Hardwick(image)

New Doncaster parish records to search at

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:36:19 PST has just published 543,000 new parish records for Doncaster(image)

Springer to publish book series with the Portuguese Centro Internacional de Matemática

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 05:17:55 PST

Springer and the Centro Internacional de Matemática of Portugal will work together to publish a new book series CIM Series in Mathematical Sciences. The first book will evolve from the international conference "Mathematics of Energy and Climate Change" which takes place in March 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference is part of the UNESCO-supported world-wide program "Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013."(image)