Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that Literati Public was named a winner for the 2013 SIIA CODiE Awards for Best General Reference Service. Winners represent the information industry's best products, technologies and services created by or for media, publishers and information services providers.
The Literati solution includes a combination of authoritative reference content, technology that enhances discovery and connects learners with librarians and educators and customizable services that help promote digital and information literacy.
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Digital publishing has brought whole new levels of possibility to the educational arena in terms of quality of material, genuine levels of learning and engagement, metrics to understand student involvement with the text, and even the potential for huge savings for schools whose budgets are already stretched thin. But perhaps one of the most underserved populations of students in the US is the student athletes, of which there are more than 450,000 athletes in 24 different scholarship sports at the college-level alone.
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Credo’s information literacy platform, Literati, implemented in 600 academic and public library institutions, is now also available for K-12 schools and student athletes. Literati School and Literati Student Athlete share the same goal as the academic and public versions of Literati: to enable librarians and educators to help learners—in this case K-12 students and the athletes among them who face unique challenges—obtain information skills necessary to succeed in their scholarly pursuits as well as in life.
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Columbia University's Undergraduate Writing Program (UWP) is a first-year seminar-style course that challenges new students to read, write, and think as critically as established academics. Graduate students teach the course, and librarians supplement that presentation with an introduction to research skills and methods.
For librarians who are pressed for time and resources, Credo Reference has come to the rescue with Literati by Credo and Literati Public.
Considering that Literati by Credo was released in January of this year and Literati Public in September, more than 500 academic and public libraries worldwide have signed up for licenses so far.