Literati by Credo is different from most of the resources reviewed in this column. It is not a database of publisher content but rather a suite of services extending beyond a library’s computer screen related to information discovery, information literacy (including assessment), and library marketing.
Library Journal spoke to Credo Reference interns Shiva Darbandi and Laura Warren, who outlined what they’ve worked on and how information literacy (IL) instruction is changing.
LJ recently gathered publishers, aggregators, and librarians to discuss trends and thorny issues in reference
On January 21, 2012, at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, LJ met with reference publishers, database aggregators, and public and academic reference librarians to discuss recent events and issues in the library world. It had been an exciting week. In protest against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which would have effectively forced online sites to police user-generated content, online reference giant Wikipedia had “gone dark” for a day.
The blackout was fresh in everyone’s mind and inspired some soul-searching about overreliance on this resource by patrons and librarians alike. But the group covered lots of other topics, too, from debates over patron-driven acquisition (PDA) and how to get reluctant students and faculty into academic libraries, to innovative ways to measure usage and get marketing help from vendors...
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The Charleston ADVISOR has published their interview with Credo Reference President John Dove and Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Carol Helton.