From a Credo Press Release:
Credo Reference adds prestigious National Gallery images to its reference collection
Oxford and Boston, January 26, 2010 – Credo Reference, the award winning online reference library, has signed an agreement to include National Gallery, London images and information in the Credo General Reference Collection.
Credo has licensed high resolution images of the paintings of the National Gallery. Students and library patrons will now be able to find the beautiful images of these treasures whenever they search their library’s online resources. In addition to the images, Credo will include the National Gallery Companion Guide, If the Paintings Could Talk… and the National Gallery Visitor’s Guide to complement the images and provide descriptive information about the artists and their works. Credo has also licensed two Pocket Guides to enable researchers to further understand artistic themes: Myths & Legends and Narrative.
The National Gallery images will be featured in all relevant searches in Credo. Users will be able to follow their research into Credo’s other valuable reference content or visit the National Gallery website which features a wealth of resources, from a virtual tour to explanation of artistic movements and a full glossary.
“We are proud to be able to incorporate such an esteemed collection of images into Credo, commented John Dove, President of Credo. “We hope that by making these paintings more visible to library users, they will be encouraged to not only visit the National Gallery’s own web resources, but to visit these national treasures in person at the Gallery in London.”
“Incorporating our paintings into Credo Reference enables the National Gallery collection to become much more widely accessible”, said Louise Rice of the National Gallery. “Many people are unfamiliar with these works and taking them into the library environment will mean that many more people will be able to see and understand such important paintings by Leonardo, Rembrandt, Constable, Cézanne and more. We hope this sparks new interest in art among people who hadn’t considered it before.”
Founded in 1999, Credo Reference, with offices in Oxford and Boston, has been offering completely customizable reference collections for libraries since 2002. Credo’s General Reference and Specialist Reference services combine extensive content from multiple publishers with unique cross-referencing technology, effortlessly delivering authoritative answers to over four million researchers worldwide. Visit www.credoreference.com and http://blog.credoreference.com.
The National Gallery, London houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries. The Collection is on show 361 days a year, free of charge. The Gallery aims to study and care for the Collection, while encouraging the widest possible access to the pictures. It provides lectures, courses and workshops as well as research into the paintings and their preservation. For further information visit: www.nationalgallery.org.uk.
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