Malvern, PA (July 24, 2012) – Accessible Archives, Inc.©, a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has announced the winner of its raffle drawing conducted in the exhibit booth at the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Library Association held at Anaheim, California.
The Library at Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois was the drawing winner. The Library will receive a full one-year subscription to the Accessible Archives family of nine databases: African American Newspapers: The 19th Century; American County Histories; The Civil War; Godey’s Lady’s Book; The Liberator; The Lily; The Pennsylvania Gazette; South Carolina Newspapers; and The Virginia Gazette.
Richard Darga, Dean of the Library, said, “We are excited to have won this subscription, and look forward to providing access to these historic databases to our students and faculty. The primary resources they contain will allow our students to explore a wide variety of historical events within the context of their current cultures and our professors to define ways in which they can support coursework in History and other related disciplines.”
Tom Nagy, Accessible Archives COO, responded: “We really appreciate the interest and enthusiasm shown by the librarians who visited our exhibit booth at ALA, and are pleased that Chicago State University will have the opportunity to utilize our databases. We look forward to working with them during the upcoming academic year.”
About Accessible Archives, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives utilizes computer technology and a team of conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available solely in microformat, hard copy or as images only. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. Developed by dedicated instructors and students of Americana, these databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books, newspapers and periodicals then current. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars and students at all academic levels. Accessible Archives has retained Unlimited Priorities as its exclusive sales and marketing agent.
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