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Dear Valued Partner,

We are writing to let you know that ABC-Clio, a long-standing publishing partner of Credo’s for nearly 12 years, has regrettably decided to terminate its license agreements with us, effective June 30th, 2019. See the full list of what is changing in your subscription.  

As we approach the termination date, we are working to minimize your inconvenience and have already introduced several alternate titles to your collection. See the list of new titles here. It is our goal to provide you with new titles that are more current, equally as in-depth, and that cover the most-searched topics across all of our collections.

Credo’s ongoing content strategy is centered on establishing neutral and unbiased partnerships with our publishers. We will continue to provide you with a well-balanced, highly regarded, and award-winning foundational research platform.

Steps for You to Take:

  • To help you manage your catalog, you can download this set of MARC purge records (in .mrc format).

  • We are currently refreshing our subject-specific LibGuides to accommodate the content changes. We will announce when they're ready to be re-copied, but if you'd like to get started now, just let us know which guides you have and we'll prioritize their updates.

  • If you use a Discovery Service, the ABC-Clio titles will be removed from the Knowledge base prior to June 30th, 2019, without any further action needed on your part. Please respond to this email with any questions or concerns.

Important Content Updates for Core Collection Subscribers:

  • We have licensed over 70 new titles from long-time partners, Elsevier, Grey House, Sage and more to replace the ABC-Clio content in your Core Collection subscription. These titles will be added at a pace of 5-10+ per month (starting April 2019) to account for the impending termination and will continue on a rolling basis over the next several months, through 2020. See the list of new title replacements being added to Credo’s Core Collections.

  • As a result of the content replacement, publication dates across all Core Collections will experience a significant increase in currency, from an average age of 13 years old for ABC-Clio titles, to an average age of less than 4 years for new titles added.

  • We have a new partner: Infobase! Credo is now the only aggregator to offer award-winning reference content from such well-known Infobase imprints as Facts On File and Chelsea House.

A Note about Add-On Content:

  • Titles from ABC-Clio imprints (ABC-Clio, Praeger and Greenwood) will no longer be available for subscription or purchase as of June 30, 2019.

  • Customers with a legacy Publisher Collection subscription can keep the ABC-Clio content for as long as the subscription is renewed.

  • Customers who have perpetually purchased ABC-Clio titles will keep the titles permanently.

  • All 510 ABC-Clio Add-On titles will be available for perpetual purchase through 6/30/2019, so we encourage you to make purchases now if you are considering perpetually owning any ABC-Clio content. Please reach out to your Credo’s Account Executive for discount information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reply to this email or reach out to your account executive.

Thank you for being a valued Credo customer. We are committed to continuing to offer the highest level of quality content, as well as improving our award-winning research products in 2019 and beyond.