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Literati School Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition

BOSTON and OXFORD, England, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that Literati School won the 2014 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Education Reference Solution.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Credo as one of 31 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. An SIIA CODiE Award win for ed tech companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner has been selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA members-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

Literati School builds on Credo's foundation of online reference content and discovery tools to support K-12 schools in the areas of information literacy education and assessment, library and classroom connection, and multimedia creation. By providing a rewarding research experience an supplementing instruction, Literati School helps students to develop critical information skills.

"It was thrilling to be on hand to receive such a prestigious award in person," said Credo CEO Mike Sweet. "At Credo we recognize that today's young learners are entering a world where information skills are imperative to academic, personal and professional success, and it is an honor that Literati School is seen as a difference-making tool for their future."

"SIIA's 2014 Education CODiE Award winners' are some of the most innovative, high-impact education products out there," said SIIA Vice President for the Education Division Karen Billings. "We congratulate all of this year's CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the education industry."

This is Credo's second CODiE award in two years; Literati Public was a winner in 2013 in the Best General Reference Service category.

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2014/

About Credo
Credo believes that everyone deserves the ability to learn and the opportunity to succeed.
To help people achieve their academic, professional and personal goals, Credo partners with libraries, educators, publishers and technology providers to deliver solutions for developing information skills.  Founded in 1999, Credo has offices in Boston and the UK.  For more information about Credo please visit http://corp.credoreference.com.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content.  Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.  The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

Credo Contact: Mary Kay Jezzini, 212-352-1404, publicity@credoreference.com
SIIA Communications Contact: Allison Bostrom, 202-289-7442, abostrom@siia.net

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