With so many libraries relying on digital materials as a major part of their reference collections, competition for their business is stiff. One of the fastest growing aggregators of reference content is Credo, which began as a dot-com startup about 15 years ago and narrowed its focus after the bubble burst. Some 100 reference publishers participate in the Credo platform, and all the content in its database is interlinked. Libraries can choose from a range of access, from all available materials to bundles of licenses for certain titles or negotiating agreements with publishers for specific resources to be made available through Credo.
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