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E-Content in Libraries: 2013 in Review

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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Sweet: Building on Innovation

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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The Changing World of Reference: Focus on Reference 2012

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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Credo Survey: Today’s Students Struggle with TMI

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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4.5 Out of 5 Stars Review: Charleston Advisor

Literati by Credo (Academic and Public) is an online product featuring
a superb and growing reference database of more than 600 subject
encyclopedias and dictionaries, marketing and information literacy
tutorials, and assessments. All of this is folded into one seamlessly
integrated platform with the value added functionality of XML and
completely customizable features (such as are available in LibGuides)
as well as API connectors to open search a library’s other holdings.
Active customer support and services offer solutions tailored to help
libraries achieve their unique mission and programing needs.

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