Category Archives: Reference News

Credo Adds ASTD, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and QA International

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. Continue reading

CQ Researcher celebrates 90 years with a new interface and Hot Topics launch

One of my favorite sources, CQ Researcher, is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary!  SAGE is honoring this long standing resource with a new interface and a new feature – Hot Topics.  The Hot Topics section should hit the target for many English Composition research papers.  More from the press release below:

 

Los Angeles, CA (June 24, 2013) SAGE and CQ Press are delighted to celebrate the 90th anniversary of CQ Researcher, a weekly in-depth, single-topic publication focusing on today’s most important issues. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is the go-to, authoritative resource for librarians, high school and college students, and researchers seeking high-quality research on domestic and global topics. To celebrate the anniversary, CQ Press is launching an enhanced interface and exciting new content features. Continue reading

Gale metadata to be indexed in EBSCO Discovery Service

Big news today from EBSCO.  They will begin to index the metadata from Gale databases, ebooks, and archival collections.  More information, including the full list of Gale resources included in the agreement, is below.  Gale announced a similar partnership with OCLC for WorldShare program in January of this year.

IPSWICH, Mass. / BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  — May 28, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service. Continue reading

Cengage Learning restructuring: articles of interest

Cengage Learning has announced some restructuring plans this week.  Below is a summary of articles and blog posts highlighting the news.  Later this week, NSR’s Mirela Roncevic will post her article on Gale (part of Cengage Learning) and their recent partnerships.  The article includes an interview with Jim Draper, Vice President and General Manager for Gale.

Cengage Learning investor site: this site includes annual and quarterly reports

 

Industry articles and blog posts:

Inside Higher Ed:  Cengage publisher could file bankruptcy

Bloomberg News: Cengage CEO seeking restructuring

INFODocket: Cengage CEO seeking restructuring  This includes the Bloomberg news article, embeds some documents and provides additional resource links.

 

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

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 and medical disciplines, and routinely win awards for their authoritative and detailed coverage.
Paratext’s Reference Universe is the only research database that provides both collection-level scope and index-level analysis of Major Reference Works.

Reference Universe searches are matched to each library’s holdings, unlocking the authoritative material which librarians consistently identify as the key starting point for better quality research. Continue reading

Credo’s student information literacy survey results now freely available

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 of Library Services at Western Oregon University at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Survey_Results.  Additionally, Credo will be unveiling results at ACRL during a breakfast discussion on 11 April 2013.

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

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 achievements in the first quarter of 2013.   In addition to launching Literati School and Literati Student Athlete, solutions that combine authoritative scholarly content, innovative technologies and customizable services, the company’s Literati Public was recognized with a prestigious SIIA CODiE Award and Literati Academic was nominated for an SIIA CODiE Award as well.

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Credo survey suggests students lack basic information skills

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 the study.  Links are below.

March 5, 2013, Boston, Oxford – A survey developed by librarians and sponsored by Credo found that many college students falsely perceive their level of information literacy. The data collected suggests that while students display an understanding of information skills, they are not successful at the next step —application of the skill. These information skills are critical to success in the classroom, but they also extend beyond campus to prepare students for success on the job and in everyday life.  Continue reading

Credo announces Literati School and Literati Student Athlete

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 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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eBooks on EBSCOhost to be available via Ingram’s OASIS

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 and Selection Information System) and eBooks on EBSCOhost®. The agreement will allow libraries to order eBooks on EBSCOhost through OASIS.

EBSCO is the first outside e-book provider to be incorporated into OASIS. “As libraries develop programs to meet the changing needs of their patrons, Ingram is uniquely positioned to help content reach its destination, regardless of whether that destination is the printed page or a digital device,” said Dan Sheehan, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Content Group library services. “Through our work with EBSCO, OASIS users will have access to an expanded selection of digital content, and, the added flexibility to acquire materials that they and their patrons require from one comprehensive source.” Continue reading