Boston and Oxford -- Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, is pleased to announce its new agreement with four New York library systems to provide residents with online reference resources through their local libraries.
The new agreement provides the patrons of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Nassau Library System and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System with access to Credo's growing general reference collection of 270+ titles from 60 publishers. In total, Credo Reference will now be accessible to 20.3 million residents throughout the New York area.
"Credo Reference is a strong information tool that provides its users, both professional and public, with 24/7 access to traditional reference content in an innovative online setting," commented Michael Santangelo, Brooklyn Public Library Electronic Resources Specialist. "It is easy to use and has an impressive scope of material that is sure to make any librarian's time at the reference desk easier."
"We're pleased that residents of greater New York will now have access to Credo Reference's full-text, cross-searchable content," added John G. Dove, Credo Reference CEO. "Credo's collection, which covers every major subject, is continually growing, and users will be provided with content enriched with images, sound files, animations, maps and customizable data tables."
Credo Reference, with offices in Oxford and Boston, has been offering completely customizable reference collections for libraries since 1999. Formerly known as Xrefer, Credo's General Reference and Specialist Reference services combine extensive content from multiple publishers with unique cross-referencing technology, effortlessly delivering authoritative answers to over four million researchers worldwide. Visit www.credoreference.com.
The Brooklyn Public Library serves the borough's 2.5 million residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and the use of more than 850 free Internet-accessible computers. http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/
The cooperative Nassau Library System (NLS) is comprised of 54 member libraries and a Service Center in Nassau County, New York. It was created to foster quality public library service by enhancing public library resources and services. http://www.nassaulibrary.org
The New York Public Library has served residents of Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island for more than a century. The Library currently serves over 16 million patrons annually through its four research libraries, and 87 branches, along with 25 million online users at http://www.nypl.org/
Founded in 1961, the Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS) provides a variety of support services to its 56 member libraries in Suffolk County, New York. http://scls.suffolk.lib.ny.us/