New Platform Promotes Information Literacy and Better Research Outcomes
January 26, 2012 – Boston, Oxford – Credo Reference (credoreference.com), recently named Library Journal’s “Best Overall Reference Database” announced today that their new solution “Literati by Credo” is now available to libraries worldwide.
Literati by Credo is a collaborative research platform that promotes research effectiveness and information literacy by combining Credo’s well-regarded content with innovative library-centric technology. Beyond the platform, Literati by Credo offers customized tools and services, so that libraries can brand and enhance their end-user experience.
“Information Literacy skills are a must-have for today’s world, and libraries are in the best position to teach those skills,” said Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO. “With Literati, we are bringing an attractive look and feel, as well as a superior unifying platform to librarians so they can best serve the Google generation.”
The Charleston ADVISOR has published their interview with Credo Reference President John Dove and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Carol Helton.
Credo Reference announced that Brill Publishing, a publisher of religion, humanities, and social science titles, will contribute the Brill Religion Collection to Credo Reference's Publisher Collections next year. The Brill Religion Collection includes seven titles, such as Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism and Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an, which encompass a variety of religious topics.
How do you train today’s and tomorrow’s knowledge workers to know how to use online content effectively? How do you teach them to evaluate content sites accurately? Credo Reference already has amassed a collection of high-quality digital reference tools from about 80 publishers worldwide. Now the company has begun beta testing a new service called Literati by Credo that will improve the use of its own and non-Credo sources, educate users, and enhance the role as well as the image of librarians. Beta testing will extend through November, and a launch of the new service is scheduled for January 2012. In an interview with Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Reference, he noted that the term “information literacy,” though the more standard term for the concept, was a less accurate description for the goal of Literati by Credo than “information fluency.”