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April 2016 Webinar Topics

You are invited to join us in April for webinars covering two topics: Our Civil War Collections and an introduction to the COUNTER compliant usage reporting available to Accessible Archives subscribers.

The Civil War Collection

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10am EDT
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1pm EDT
Host: Genny Jon

The Civil War Collection from Accessible Archives is a full-text digital collection comprised of seven parts and providing topical access to an essential corpus of regimental histories, personal narratives, and newspapers.

This collection provides an unmatched depth of personal insight: the reasons individuals volunteered, the wonderment of leaving home, the excitement of initially going to the front, the clash of arms, the drudgery of camp life, the boredom of garrison duty, and the anguish of imprisonment are expounded in these materials.

Attitudes toward officers and fellow soldiers, the enemy and the political questions of the war are recorded with a richness that brings new credibility and perspective to scholarly research.

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What is COUNTER?

Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1pm EDT
Hosts: Bob Lester and Stuart Maxwell

Accessible Archives recognizes the importance of usage reporting and we have made a commitment to provide COUNTER compliant usage reporting to our subscribers. Working with Scholarly iQ, Accessible Archives provides librarians with access to their COUNTER reports through an intuitive web portal as well as a SUSHI web service for harvesting reports from multiple discovery services.

Please join Accessible Archives and Scholarly iQ for an exploration of COUNTER, its uses by Librarians, and the procedures for generating usage reports.

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February 2016 Webinar Schedule

This month we are hosting three free webinars on two topics:

Frank Leslie’s Weekly

February 17th, Wednesday, 10am EST
February 18th, Thursday, 1pm EST

This 30-minute webinar will trace America’s development in the 19th and early 20th centuries through this complete collection of the nation’s first illustrated weekly. It will highlight every phase of the evolution of American popular culture over 70 years. In addition, the webinar will illustrate how the Weekly chronicles the nation heading into the catastrophic conflict between North and South, postwar industrial growth and the rise of cities, and the movement westward. By unlocking the immediate past scholars can better understand the events leading to our present day concerns and issues.

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Use of Primary Sources and Interface/Searchability

February 24th, Wednesday, 10am EST

This 30-minute presentation will focus on the importance of using primary sources and how to locate those documents that will provide the best opportunities for reference librarians, faculty and students to “dig into the past” and discover the essential history that defines our society.

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Boston Convention Center

Come See us in Boston!


Stop by and see us at ALA Midwinter in
Boston – January 8-12, 2016

We will be in booth 1645 with our exclusive sales and marketing agent, Unlimited Priorities. Every year we look forward to meeting with the dedicated folks at ALA Midwinter and showing off the latest additions to our extensive collection of primary source materials spanning centuries of American History.

Please contact us for an appointment or just drop by and ask about our special offers!


Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
Robert E. Lester
Unlimited Priorities LLC

Booth Hours

  • Friday Opening Reception: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Monday Exhibits Closing Events:  9:00am – 2:00pm

2015-Oct-26 | COUNTER Report Changes

The ‘Book Report 1 (BR1): Number of Successful Title Requests by Month and Title’ usage report has now been renamed to ‘Book Repor2 (BR2): Number of Successful Section Requests by Month and Title’ to better reflect how ebook content is downloaded in sections versus by title.

2015-Oct-20 | MARC Records / Image Only Books


If you use Internet Explorer and want to use FTP to download the Accessible Archives MARC Records, you need to update IE options to turn off passive mode for FTP. To do that under the Tools menu, select Internet Options, click on the Advanced tab and under Browsing, make sure the Use Passive FTP check box IS UNCHECKED as shown here:

IE Settings / Disable PASV Mode for FTP

IE Settings / Disable PASV Mode for FTP



Accessible Archives has enhanced our State and County dropdown lists – that appear when the user clicks on American County Histories in the Publication Type or Source dropdowns – so that States which have available images but no searchable XML/text yet will display BROWSE ONLY in the County dropdown box. Users can then go to our Browse the Archives page to view available book images for the books that will be available for those States.