Wednesday, 01 February 2012 10:12

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is announcing that the State Library of Louisiana and LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network, have signed an agreement to partner with Credo Reference to provide reference and research assistance statewide.

The agreement ensures that students, faculty, researchers and patrons at all Louisiana academic, public and K – 12 libraries will have access to hundreds of highly-regarded reference titles that compose Credo General Reference. The agreement also includes more than 10,000 Credo topic pages that will be customized to encourage discovery and exploration by students and faculty.

“One of the goals of the State Library is to partner with other state agencies to combine purchasing and save taxpayer dollars.” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. “Our statewide purchase of educational databases for public libraries already provides a 13-to-1 cost savings for taxpayers. Therefore this new agreement falls in line with our mission and allows us to do more with less.”

Credo Reference offers completely customizable, “best-in-class” reference collections for libraries. With its unique cross-referencing technology, Credo’s General Reference service effortlessly delivers authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide.

“As part of its mission, the State Library provides services to all public libraries in Louisiana equally. In a tough economy, this agreement will help us provide rich content to every resident in the state at no cost.” State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton said. “In addition, the agreement allows access to Credo from K-12 libraries that would otherwise not have these reference resources. “

For more information about available reference resources, visit


Paulita Chartier
State Library of Louisiana
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