AACH-Imaging

Accessible Archives Nears Completion of Page Imaging For American County Histories

Full Text Digitization Continues to be Loaded

Malvern, PA (October 19, 2017)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced that page images for all books within its American County Histories collection will be mounted to the website by year-end.

Thirty-four states are complete with images and text, including all states comprising the Southeast, Southwest and West regions. The remaining regions will be completed over the next months: Central, New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. 

As with all Accessible Archives databases each article is keyed and XML-tagged.  These imaged pages backed by re-keyed text produce more accurate search results and cleaner text than dirty OCR. The completed project will allow users to search by individual county, across a state or region, or throughout the entire country as a unified entry. 

American County Histories cover local history, geology, geography, weather, transportation, Revolutionary and Civil War participants, government, medical and legal professions, churches, industry and manufacturing, banking and insurance, schools, and teachers, noted celebrations, fire departments and associations, cemeteries, family histories, health and vital statistics, roads and bridges, public officials and legislators, and many additional subject areas. For an overview of non-traditional uses and original sources, please see our whitepaper. 

In its role as exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, Unlimited Priorities LLC ® has helped expedite this project by providing technical and production assistance, product development and licensing agreements.  Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, commented: “This conversion is the largest Accessible Archives has undertaken, and we’re gratified to see the end in sight. It has been painstaking work, but the final result has firmly established the company as the foremost digitized source for nationwide coverage of county histories.”

SPECIAL SALE!

To celebrate this impending collection completion Accessible Archives has announced a SPECIAL SALE! The purchase of any portion of American County Histories earns a 25% discount. And for those attending the Charleston Conference and visiting Table #32 an additional 10% discount will be applied (Those NOT attending should mention the conference to receive this extra discount).

 Accessible Archives continues to be sensitive to library budgetary requirements, so ask about special offers on our other databases. We’ve worked with librarians over the years, helping expand their primary source databases in a logical and cost-effective manner, and will continue to do so.

 About Accessible Archives, Inc.

 Accessible Archives utilizes digital technology and conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microform, hard copy or images.  Databases containing diverse primary source materials – books, newspapers and periodicals – reflect broad views across 18th and 19th century America. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist both scholars and students.

About Unlimited Priorities LLC

Unlimited Priorities LLC utilizes highly skilled professionals to provide a variety of support services to small and medium-sized companies in the information industry. The Archival Initiatives Division (AID) offers practical consultative services to libraries, historical societies and associations. AID provides advice and assistance in archival content selection, rights ownership, project management, workflow analysis, production, distribution of converted content and interaction with commercial entities. By coordinating a library’s project requirements with commercial firms’ interests, Unlimited Priorities creates an atmosphere of mutual cooperation while organizing a successful process at a reasonable cost. Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives.

Contacts

Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
239-549-2384
iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com
Bob Lester
Unlimited Priorities LLC
203-527-3739
robert.lester@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.accessible-archives.com

All images included in blog posts are from either Accessible Archives collections or out of copyright public sources unless otherwise noted. Common sources include the Library of Congress, The Flickr Commons, Wikimedia Commons, and other public archives.

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