Credo’s Topic Pages – a great place to start your research!

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off

Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Reference, gave me a tour of the new Credo Topic Pages yesterday.  What a great tool they are for background/overview information on 10,000 different topics!  The stimulus for creating the Topic Pages was context.  A University of Washington study on how students research in the digital age found that students […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Credo Reference announces SAGE Reference Publisher Collection

November 12th, 2009 · Comments Off

From a Credo Press Release: A significant majority of SAGE Reference titles to be available through Credo Boston and Oxford, (November 3, 2009) – Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, has signed an agreement to launch a SAGE Reference Publisher Collection. Nearly 70 SAGE Reference titles will now be available through the acclaimed Credo […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Survey – online reference databases

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

NSR Readers, I’m writing to ask for 10 minutes of your time to complete a survey about online reference databases.  I’m trying to gauge interest in a variety of features offered in online reference databases (think GVRL, Credo, SRO, ORO, ABC-CLIO, etc).  My results will be used in a presentation I am co-presenting at the […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

eReference Platforms – The good and bad features

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

I spent Monday with several librarians in a discussion on the future eReference platform.  I’m referring to products like Credo, GVRL, Sage Reference Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, etc.  Our discussion revolved around platform features, good features and not so good features.  I’m going to list some highlights of the discussion below, but would really like […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing

Recent Articles

August 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve marked the following articles in my delicious account, which are also listed on the NSR home page. Some numbers on popularity of ereaders As classrooms go digital, textbooks are history Random House, other pubs miserly toward IDPF/ePub, but new e-readers and Sigil editor show there’s hope Blackwell and Ingram sign ebook deal; Credo partnering […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest

eBook Course, University of Newcastle

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

Getting to grips with developing and managing e-book collections: an introduction to be held in the Netskills Training Suite, University of Newcastle Tuesday 27th October 2009, 9.30 – 16.30 Course Outline This course opens the door to a new electronic format and is designed to support librarians who are beginning to set up e-book collections. […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events

E-Reference Ratings from LJ

November 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

LJ just released E-Reference Ratings, “an evaluation of nearly 180 subscription based electronic resources in 14 subject categories.”  Of course, many of these are eBook platforms like Britannica, Credo, GVRL, Oxford, and Sage.   There was no category for eBooks, instead you’ll find them listed under the various subject categories. Products were reviewed by a team […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Widgets guide usage of eReference/eBooks

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

I love widgets.  Last week at the Charleston Conference I was on a panel discussing “bridging the google gap.”  I was to discuss ways libraries were bridging that gap through reference services.  Widgets was one of my answers. Widgets can be embedded on multiple library web pages, course management systems, facebook, teacher/faculty websites, anywhere really!  […]

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Tags: Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · Vendor News

Bibliographical Center for Research partners with Credo – discounts for all members

October 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

Those libraries in the Western U.S. might want to investigate this discount if you have any interest in Credo.  Discount amount not mentioned in the press release, however. Credo Reference Partners with BCR to Bring Online Reference to Member Institutions at a Discount Boston and Oxford, October 23, 2008 – Credo Reference, provider of customizable […]

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Tags: Reference Publishing · Vendor News

Credo’s Resource Link

October 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

I sat in on a Credo Reference webinar earlier this week, to get a better idea of the new interface and discovered something that wasn’t visible to me in the trial.  Credo has “Resource Links,” external links to a library’s other resources like the catalog, a metasearch tool, or a particular database.  Libraries can set-up […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing · Vendor News