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Date: Monday, 17 Feb 2014 08:06
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 http://corp.credoreference.com/about-credo/advisory-board.html
Author: "Duncan Whitmire (noreply@blogger.com)"
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Date: Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 08:57
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. 
Author: "Duncan Whitmire (noreply@blogger.com)"
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Date: Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 07:36
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 http://www.econtentmag.com and in the December 2013 issue of EContent.
Author: "Duncan Whitmire (noreply@blogger.com)"
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Date: Monday, 21 Oct 2013 16:01
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.

Read the full article at EContent

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Date: Wednesday, 04 Sep 2013 08:20
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.”












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Date: Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 09:13
Credo Adds ASTD, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and QA International to Growing List of Partners
Enhanced Reference Content Facilitates Reference-Based Discovery

June 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.” 

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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 www.macneil-lehrer.com.

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, geography, astronomy, cooking, health and sports have earned QA International a strong reputation among international publishers and partners from around the world. For more information, visit www.qa-international.com .

About Credo A 2013 SIIA CODiE Award winner, Credo 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.  Founded in 1999, Credo has offices in Boston and the UK.  For additional information about Credo and its Literati solutions please visit http://corp.credoreference.com.
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Date: Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 08:39

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.”
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About Reference Service Press

Reference 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 www.rspfunding.com.

About Credo

Credo 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 visithttp://corp.credoreference.com
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Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:56
Librarian-Curated Collections Enhance Literati and Facilitate Reference-Based Discovery

May 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.” 
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Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2013 10:56
Agreement to add academic titles to GOBIdatabase 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 Services
YBP 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 www.ybp.com.
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Date: Monday, 03 Dec 2012 08:41
LISTen: An LISNews.org 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
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Date: Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 12:56
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
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Date: Sunday, 02 Dec 2012 12:48
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
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Date: Friday, 30 Nov 2012 17:08
Current Cites (edited by Roy Tennant) - November 2012 is now available is now available
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Date: Friday, 30 Nov 2012 17:06
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
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Date: Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 11:25
#uklibchat: Innovative use of technology in libraries - 4 December, 2012 - 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm GMT
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Date: Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 07:32
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'
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Date: Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 09:05
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
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Date: Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 08:36
findmypast.co.uk has just published 543,000 new parish records for Doncaster
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Date: Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 07:17
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."
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Date: Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 12:54
"Governance and Recordkeeping Around The World is a free newsletter published on a regular basis by Library Archives Canada that explores and highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sector. This collaborative tool was designed to help readers stay up-to-date with the latest news, events, trends, products and publications in the field of public administration and recordkeeping" - November 2012 issue now available
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