10 February 2009 -- Boston and Oxford. Credo Reference, provider of customizable online reference collections, is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the Amigos Library Services to provide its reference products to member libraries at a discount.
Amigos Library Services is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to serving its 750 libraries and cultural institutions of all types and sizes throughout the southwest and western states. As one of the nation's largest library resource-sharing networks, Amigos is a recognized leader in providing information technology support and the new agreement will provide members with a discount to Credo Reference's 3.1 million cross-searchable entries from over 390 titles and 60+ publishers.
Our Lady of the Lake University, in San Antonio, Texas was one of the first to take advantage of the agreement. "With libraries providing access to so many different databases, today's researchers are inundated with choices. It can be overwhelming," commented Judy Larson, Sueltenfuss Library director. "Credo simplifies the research experience, bringing together in just one interface, many cross-searchable, full-text resources, enriched with images, sound files, maps and customizable data tables, covering every major subject, from publishers around the world. It's wonderful to be able to offer our students such a user-friendly resource as Credo Reference.
"We are pleased to partner with Amigos Library Services to provide Credo's carefully-chosen and creatively integrated reference collections to their members," added Mike Sweet, Credo CEO. "Libraries and consortia worldwide are discovering that Credo is one resource they want to be able to offer their patrons since it helps make sense of the multitude of resources available. We are confident the participating Amigos institutions will find it a key addition to their offerings."
Credo Reference, with offices in Oxford and Boston, has been offering completely customizable reference collections for libraries since 1999. Credo's General Reference and Specialist Reference services combine extensive content from multiple publishers with unique cross-referencing technology, effortlessly delivering authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Visit www.credoreference.com.
Amigos Library Services, Inc., one of the nation's largest library resource-sharing networks, is a leader in providing information technology to over 750 member libraries and cultural heritage institutions located primarily in the southwestern United States. Since 1974, Amigos has provided a comprehensive line of services, including cataloging, reference, resource sharing, preservation, digital imaging, consulting and training. http://www.amigos.org/