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.Â Note the opportunity to attend an event at ACRL relating to the study as well as receive the full text of the study.Â Links are below.
March 5, 2013, Boston,Oxford â€“ 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 â€”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.Â Continue reading Credo survey suggests students lack basic information skills→
BREAKING NEWS FROM CREDO OFFICES IN BOSTON AND OXFORD, U.K.Â Credo’sÂ information literacy platform, Literati, implemented in 600 academic and public library institutions, is now also available for K-12 schools and student athletes. Literati Schooland Literati Student Athlete share the same goal as the academic and public versions of Literati: to enable librarians and educators to help learnersâ€”in this case K-12 students and the athletes among them who face unique challengesâ€”obtain information skills necessary to succeed in their scholarly pursuits as well as in life.
Last month we reported on the success of Credo’s case study with Columbia University undergraduates, who said that usingÂ LiteratiÂ â€“ an extension of the original Credo Reference platform, marketed as â€œa libraryâ€™s connection to information literacyâ€ â€“ significantly enhanced their classroom learning experience. According to Credo, 90 percent of Columbia students who participatedÂ said they would likely use Literati again in the future.
Now the company has released the results of a similar study conducted at American University of Paris (AUP). The results, according to a new Credo press release, show more proof of Literati’s value: Â 72 percent Â of AUP students surveyed found the multimedia materials developed by the Literati team and AUP librarians to be â€œvery helpful” while 75 percentÂ said they would be likely to use Literati as a research tool inÂ their future assignments. Continue reading Another “thumbs up” for Literati→
Credo Reference‘s ongoing effort toÂ improveÂ information literacy (and “research effectiveness”) just got a new boost.Â After conducting a case study with Columbia University’s undergrads, the company is reporting back some encouraging feedback about the value of its Literati platform. The resultsÂ of the study have been made public and their message is clear: using Literati in the classroom made a notable difference in the students’ research experience. According to Credo, 87 percent of the students who participatedÂ said that Literati improved the quality of their work and 90 percent said they would likely use it again for future assignments.
Soon after launching LiteratiÂ — an extension of the original Credo Reference platform, marketed as “a library’s connection to information literacy” –Â Credo partnered with Columbia UniversityÂ (and the “embedded” librarians of its Undergraduate Writing Program) to monitor students’ experience using the product. The goal was to utilize Literati as the core instructional tool and give students full access to its Technology (including Credo’s well-known Topic Pages and the Mind Map), Content (derived from hundreds ofÂ reference ebooks andÂ subject encyclopedias from a growing list of publishers), and variousÂ customized Services, includingÂ multi-media instruction and tutorials. Continue reading Columbia students give Literati “thumbs up”→
YBP Library Services and Credo Reference Announce New Partnership
Agreement to add academic titles to GOBI database
BOSTON, OXFORD – June 21, 2012 â€“ Credo Reference is pleased to announce a partnership with YBP Library Services to incorporate Credo Reference titles from 80 of the world’s best reference publishers into GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information), YBPâ€™s acquisition and collection management database.
â€œWe are delighted about our new collaboration between Credo and YBP,â€ said Mark Kendall, Senior Vice President of Sales at YBP. â€œOur mutual goal is to leverage the unique combination of assets and capabilities between our organizations to create for libraries a unique and comprehensive suite of collection development and workflow solutions.â€ Continue reading Credo Reference titles to be available via YBP GOBI→
June 15, 2012 â€“ Boston, Oxford â€“ Building on the success of Literati by Credo, Credo Reference (credoreference.com), today announced plans to serve Public Libraries with Literati Public, a new expression of its suite of Digital and Information Literacy solutions.
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Boston, Oxford â€“ Credo Reference (www.credoreference.com) continues its growth trend by adding new publishers and expanding existing agreements with publishers, offering even more options for libraries and their users.
From a Credo Reference Press Release:Â Boston and Oxford, (April 18, 2012) – OCLC and Credo Reference are pleased to announce a special collaboration project aimed to increase collection visibility and usage with library users. Credoâ€™s Topic Pages will now be enhanced with WorldCat results to show local library materials alongside other timely, relevant Web materials.
With this new project, libraries that are both OCLC members and Credo customers will receive Credo Topic Pages at no charge for an introductory period.Â These librariesâ€”along with current Topic Pages subscribersâ€”will show WorldCat results from libraries worldwide that relate to the topic being searched. Libraries can have their results customized to show only local library holdings in WorldCat, as well as other customizations such as branding and deep links back to their catalog through this special project. Continue reading Credo’s Topic Pages will be enhanced with WorldCat results→
Recently Credo Reference launched a service called literati. Â Literati adds a new dimension to Credo Reference and Topic Pages by bringing together technology, content, tools, and services. Â To learn more about Literati, listen to the interview with Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Reference.
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