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 announcement of general availability marks the end of Literati's beta period in which a select number of institutions utilized and tested the new solution. The beta group included institutions such as Columbia University, Marshall University, South University, Lancashire Libraries and the American University of Paris.
Developed in partnership with the library and teaching faculty, the information literacy tools and services offered as part of Literati by Credo enable the building of appropriate information-seeking challenges into assignments and course learning objectives.
"Literati can help us demonstrate evidence of pursuing our strategic goals," said Diana Sasso of Duquesne University, another member of the beta group. "The way the topic pages can pull together sources from multiple quality sources into one easy to use page. Students will find this immensely attractive."
Literati by Credo is "a fantastic resource that can be used by anyone to find information," remarked Carolyn Waite, of the Lancashire Libraries. "It provides a platform for presenting information in an imaginative and relevant way."
For more information: credoreference.com/literati
Credo Reference has been offering completely customizable, "best-in-class" reference collections for libraries since 2002. With its unique cross-referencing technology, Credo's General Reference service empowers librarians and effortlessly delivers authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Publisher and Subject Collections offer libraries deep reference content from highly-regarded publishers. Literati by Credo offers tools and services to improve Information Literacy and research effectiveness. http://www.credoreference.com and http://corp.credoreference.com