Boston – June 7, 2011 – Credo Reference (credoreference.com), the award-winning online reference service, and Ex Libris Group, a leading provider of library automation solutions, announced today that content from Credo's General Reference, Publisher and Subject Collections will now be accessible through the Ex Libris Primo Central Index of scholarly content.
With this new agreement, Primo search results will include both Credo Reference content and Credo Topic Pages. Credo Topic Pages combine high-quality research, images and library resources to provide an engaging, all-in-one starting point for users entering the research experience. As a further benefit of the agreement, libraries will be able to customize Credo Topic Pages to display Primo results, promoting their relevant and valuable resources at the point of need.
"We believe it's important to work with services like Primo Central, not only to provide our content to as wide an audience as possible but to help users make sense of the increasingly complex research options available," said Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO. "These resources can be a great help to libraries in improving the information literacy of their users, which is why we're so pleased to enter this new partnership with Ex Libris."
Added Gilad Gal, Director of product management for discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris: "Primo aims to provide a definitive research experience for library users. The exceptional content available through the Credo Reference Collections and Credo Topic Pages enables us to get closer to that goal."
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. Credo now offers Publisher and Subject Collections which offer libraries deep reference content from highly-regarded publishers. For more, visit http://www.credoreference.com and http://corp.credoreference.com.
Ex Libris Group is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials—print, electronic, and digital. Dedicated to developing the market's most inventive and creative solutions, Ex Libris leads the way in defining and designing efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of academic, research, and national libraries today, enabling them to transition into the future. http://www.exlibrisgroup.com