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Background Information and Reference Content Will Benefit Researchers When Exploring New Concepts

Seattle & Boston – Jan. 6, 2011 – Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, and Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference library, today announced that researchers will soon be able to discover content from Credo’s General Reference, Publisher and Subject Collections from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service.

With this new agreement, the Summon™ service will now include results from Credo’s reference content—together with Credo Topic Pages—providing the overview and background information that researchers need when beginning to explore a new topic.

“The amount of information available online continues to grow while research options become more complex. That’s why it is important for Credo Reference to work with services like Summon,” said Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO. “General reference information is often essential to people as they work to develop a baseline of knowledge and information upon which to build. In addition, today’s library users expect general reference information to be readily available. Given this, we feel it is important that our acclaimed content is indexed in the Summon service.”

Over the past three years, Credo General Reference has significantly expanded its content, now boasting well over 500 titles covering all academic subject areas. The Publisher Collections offerings are growing and will be joined in 2011 with Subject Collections, providing users with world-class content for their research experience.

“Libraries using the Summon service can now create the ultimate online reference experience for their students, while at the same time keeping them fully connected to the rest of their library resources,” explained Michael Gersch, senior vice president and general manager of Serials Solutions. “Credo’s content is highly valued by students and libraries, and we are delighted about this agreement, which provides Summon users with even more authoritative content for their research.”

A cornerstone of the Summon™ service is its unified index, which makes the full breadth of a library’s collection and resources easily discoverable. A user simply enters his or her search terms and relevant results are returned by the Summon™ service within seconds.

Today the Summon™ service includes content from more than 6,800 providers and contains over 600 million records. More than 200 libraries worldwide subscribe to the Summon™ service because it provides a clear, comprehensive starting point for research, and helps ensure that material in the library is easily discovered and used.

About Credo Reference

Founded in 1999, Credo Reference, with offices in Oxford and Boston, has offered completely customizable reference collections for libraries since 2002. Credo’s General Reference services combine extensive content from multiple publishers with unique cross-referencing technology, effortlessly delivering authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Publisher Collections allow libraries to augment their collection with specific, deep reference content from highly-regarded publishers. Visit www.credoreference.com and http://blog.credoreference.com.

About Serials Solutions

Serials Solutions® is the global leader in E-Resource Access and Management Services (ERAMS) that serves more than 3,000 libraries worldwide. Our comprehensive suite of hosted discovery and management services helps improve access to and use of collections, eases librarian workloads and ultimately reduces operating costs. Solutions include: the Summon™ web-scale discovery service, a world-class solution that provides instant access to the full breadth of the library’s collection through a single search; AquaBrowser®, a discovery layer that makes navigation more accessible; 360, the only integrated e-resource access and management solution; KnowledgeWorks, the authoritative e-resource knowledgebase and foundation for Serials Solutions 360; and Ulrich’s™, the world’s most authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information for serials and the most comprehensive source of print and electronic serials data available.

Serials Solutions is a business unit of ProQuest LLC.

06 January 2011


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