Building on previous iterations, Xfreferplus (CH, Apr'06, 43-4367) and Credo Reference (CH, Feb'09, 46-2980), Literati Academic, a customizable discovery service and research platform, offers searching and the full text of some 3.4 million individual entries from a wide range of subject-based reference works, along with images, videos, and audio files (more specialized subject and publisher collections are also available).
In many ways, 2013 was less about changing the game and more about playing it well....Big "multi-media" stories of 2013 included Credo releasing its very first all-video collection.
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Change. It’s something that Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo, is getting used to these days. In fact, he now considers it the new normal. In the first quarter of 2013, Credo has already seen plenty of change...
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With so many libraries relying on digital materials as a major part of their reference collections, competition for their business is stiff. One of the fastest growing aggregators of reference content is Credo, which began as a dot-com startup about 15 years ago and narrowed its focus after the bubble burst. Some 100 reference publishers participate in the Credo platform, and all the content in its database is interlinked. Libraries can choose from a range of access, from all available materials to bundles of licenses for certain titles or negotiating agreements with publishers for specific resources to be made available through Credo.
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Among the key takeaways from the study for academic libraries is yet more confirmation that most students begin their research process on the open web, though library resources aren’t totally out of the running. While some 38.8 percent began their research process with Google or another search engine, about 30 percent started with electronic materials, about 20 percent whose starting point was the library catalog, and about 10 percent who started with class materials.
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