GoodeReader has reported on the library database platform Literati that allows academic libraries to extend their existing holdings and collections while incorporating them with the content that Literati has to offer. Now, the results of a recent survey are in and 72% of the student respondents who took part in the survey from American University of Paris claimed that they would be very likely to use the platform following an in-depth training on the program.
“It is very exciting to see the diverse ways in which libraries are leveraging our Literati team to create materials and provide services that meet their specific needs,” said Carol Helton, Credo’s Executive Vice President, Customer Solutions & Marketing, in a press release. “The Literati solution goes well beyond just providing content: It is all about helping libraries meet their strategic goals through customizable services and technologies.”
Survey respondents also had the opportunity to provide original feedback rather than simply answering pre-determined questions, and the results were fairly expected. Some of the comments linked back to ways to improve the search capabilities of some of the videos and web pages included in the more than 10,000 Topic Pages in the Literati database, such as having a video search on the homepage.
With the growing number of companies that provide academic library content, one of the key features that schools and universities will have to consider is how partnering with one platform over another will affect finances. Literati seeks to incorporate what libraries already own in order to capitalize on providing a rich search format with what schools have already expended their budgets on.
“Literati by Credo is an information literacy platform that integrates faculty and student outreach, multimedia instruction and assessment tools and resource discovery led by reference content.”