Entries Tagged as 'Reference News'

Elsevier major reference works now indexed in Paratext’s Reference Universe

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

ALDIE, Va., April 3, 2013 – Paratext announces that thousands of links to nearly 250 Major Reference Works from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect will be integrated into Paratext’s Reference Universe service. Elsevier’s Major Reference Works provide foundational content that gives cross-disciplinary perspective to researchers, librarians, teachers and students worldwide. They serve a broad spectrum of scientific, technical […]

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Credo’s student information literacy survey results now freely available

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

April 8, 2013, Boston, Oxford –   Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that the results of an information literacy survey of over 1,500 students from more than 400 institutions worldwide are now freely available.  Anyone may register for a free copy, along with a paper authored by Dr. Allen McKiel, Dean […]

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Credo celebrates major achievements – CODiE Award, new products, and acquiring OnlineTutorSolutions

March 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

Credo is moving full steam ahead in 2013.  The following press release highlights several major achievements from this year including the two new Literati products, CODiE awards, and the acquisition of OnlineTutorSolutions.com.  Read on for the details: April 2, 2013, Boston, Oxford – Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced several significant […]

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Credo survey suggests students lack basic information skills

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

Credo Survey Suggests Students Lack Basic Information Skills Critical for Academic and Workforce Success Survey finds 37% of students do not feel adequately prepared to start research More information from the press release below.  Note the opportunity to attend an event at ACRL relating to the study as well as receive the full text of […]

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Credo announces Literati School and Literati Student Athlete

January 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

BREAKING NEWS FROM CREDO OFFICES IN BOSTON AND OXFORD, U.K. 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 […]

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eBooks on EBSCOhost to be available via Ingram’s OASIS

January 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

This just in from EBSCO’s Newsroom: An announcement of the newly formed partnership between EBSCO and Ingram to make eBooks on EBSCOhost available to academic libraries via Ingram’s OASIS Platform this Spring. IPSWICH, Mass. — January 15, 2013 —EBSCO Publishing and Ingram today announced an agreement  aimed at benefitting mutual customers of Ingram’s OASIS® (Online Acquisitions […]

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Safari Books Acquires PubFactory Interface from RDW Group

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

Interesting news from Safari Books and RDW Group regarding the acquisition of the PubFactory technology interface.  I have featured the PubFactory interface and it’s development team in previous posts and interviews (Tom Beyer and Marc Segers).  I’m happy to see it is growing.  Here is the official press release on the acquisition by Safari.  Below […]

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NSR Interviews: 2012 in Review

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

NSR 2012 Interviews With 2012 coming to a close, I wanted to take another opportunity to introduce you to the wide array of interviews NSR offered this year. The 2012 interviews highlight  innovative new products and services from librarians, publishers, and information professionals, a focus on information literacy and core competencies, and creative business models.  […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Lending Readers · Library News · Mobile Devices · New Products · NSR Info · Public Libraries · Reference News · Reference Publishing · School Libraries · Vendor News

Corwin launches ebook platform for Pre K-12 educators

December 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Corwin, an imprint of SAGE Publications specializing in books and multimedia resources for Pre K-12 professionals (including principals, administrators, teachers, and consultants), is launching its new eLibraries product today at the Learning Forward Annual Conference in Boston. eLibraries consists of topic collections of ebooks that provide online access to Corwin’s robust professional development content. The first three topic […]

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Another “thumbs up” for Literati

November 28th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last month we reported on the success of Credo’s case study with Columbia University undergraduates, who said that using Literati – an extension of the original Credo Reference platform, marketed as “a library’s connection to information literacy” – significantly enhanced their classroom learning experience. According to Credo, 90 percent of Columbia students who participated said they would likely […]

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