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 .