BOSTON and OXFORD, England, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that Literati Academic was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Education Reference Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software. This year's program features 23 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation's leading education technology conference, the Ed Tech Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 6. Literati Academic combines authoritative scholarly content, innovative technologies and customizable services to help libraries and educational institutions make the most of limited resources. The company has also developed solutions to meet the unique needs of secondary school students, college students, student athletes and public library patrons. Literati Public recently received a CODiE Award for Best General Reference Service. "It is humbling that two of our solutions, which been on the market for less than 15 months, have been recognized by such an esteemed organization as SIIA," said Mike Sweet, Credo's CEO. "Literati Academic and all of our solutions were developed based on extensive input and support from librarians, educators, publishers and other partners. We share this recognition with everyone who has been involved." "We're pleased with the innovative educational technology products that made it to this stage. All of this year's finalists show great promise, and they should be proud of their finalist status," said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. "I look forward to seeing them all in May at the Ed Tech Industry Summit." Details about each finalist are listed at http://siia.net/codies/2013/finalists.aspAbout SIIASIIA 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 Credo A 2013 SIIA CODiE Award winner, Credo believes that everyone deserves the ability to learn and the opportunity to succeed.