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Columbia students give Literati “thumbs up”

Credo Reference's ongoing effort to improve information literacy (and "research effectiveness") just got a new boost. After conducting a case study with Columbia University's undergrads, the company is reporting back some encouraging feedback about the value of its Literati platform. The results of the study have been made public and their message is clear: using Literati in the classroom made a notable difference in the students' research experience. According to Credo, 87 percent of the students who participated said that Literati improved the quality of their work and 90 percent said they would likely use it again for future assignments.

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eReviews: Literati by Credo | May 15, 2012

Literati by Credo is different from most of the resources reviewed in this column. It is not a database of publisher content but rather a suite of services extending beyond a library’s computer screen related to information discovery, information literacy (including assessment), and library marketing.

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Reference Q&A: Interning in Information Literacy

Library Journal spoke to Credo Reference interns Shiva Darbandi and Laura Warren, who outlined what they’ve worked on and how information literacy (IL) instruction is changing.

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Reaching the Wikipedia Generation: Reference Roundtable Tackles Trends and Thorny Issues

LJ recently gathered publishers, aggregators, and librarians to discuss trends and thorny issues in reference

On January 21, 2012, at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, LJ met with reference publishers, database aggregators, and public and academic reference librarians to discuss recent events and issues in the library world. It had been an exciting week. In protest against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which would have effectively forced online sites to police user-generated content, online reference giant Wikipedia had “gone dark” for a day.

The blackout was fresh in everyone’s mind and inspired some soul-searching about overreliance on this resource by patrons and librarians alike. But the group covered lots of other topics, too, from debates over patron-driven acquisition (PDA) and how to get reluctant students and faculty into academic libraries, to innovative ways to measure usage and get marketing help from vendors...

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Credo Reference Interview with John Dove (President) and Carol Helton (Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing)

The Charleston ADVISOR has published their interview with Credo Reference President John Dove and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Carol Helton.

Download the PDF here, or if you like, visit The Charleston Advisor and find it online.