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.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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.”
Thursday, June 27, 2013
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.”
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.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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.”
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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 GOBI, 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 GOBI.”
“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 GOBI, 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. GOBIwww.ybp.com., 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