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Free Webinar: What is COUNTER?

October 3, 2017 at 11AM EDT

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. This webinar will also provide an update on COUNTER Release 5 – designed for the ever-changing digital publishing world.

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Hosted by Bob Lester, Product Development & Strategy Consultant, Unlimited Priorities, LLC, presenters will include:

  • Lorraine Estelle, Director, COUNTER Project
  • Stuart Maxwell, Vice President, Business Development, Scholarly iQ


Charleston Advisor Review: African American Newspapers

This unique collection of African American Newspapers contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history during the 19th century and is rich with first–hand reporting on the major events and issues of the day, including the slavery and abolition, religion and the issue of slavery, the Civil War, Presidential and Congressional addresses, business and commodity markets, the humanities, and world travel. The collection also provides a great number of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.

Accessible Archives is pleased that a review of our African American Newspapers: The 19th Century collection was selected for inclusion in the inauguration of the new database, “Choice Charleston Advisor (CC Advisor).”  We thank the reviewer, Lauren Stern, SUNY Cortland, for her assessment of one of Accessible Archives’ most popular collections.

Composite Score: 4 Stars

Comments from the Review include:

“[the] database provides access to full-text transcriptions and digital scans of primary sources…The included transcription are, overall, of excellent quality, and the user interface is uncluttered and straightforward.”

“…both novice and advanced users will find this collection straightforward to search, browse, and read.”

“African American Newspapers is compatible with assistive technologies, and the generally high quality of its full-text transcriptions will promote user comprehension of the documents, regardless of the method used to read them. Accessible Archives follows the Worldwide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Levels A and AA) in order to optimize the accessibility of its collections.”

“The Accessible Archives database emerges as a clear leader in this Area [Library Integration], due to its compatibility with several discovery services and the availability of MARC records and standardized usage statistics.”

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ALA Chicago 2017

Come see us at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago

Stop by Booth #1713 to learn what’s new at
Accessible Archives at ALA Annual 2017
in Chicago June 23-26, 2017

We look forward to seeing you in the exhibit hall at ALA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago later this month.

You can find Accessible Archives in the Exhibit Hall, with our exclusive sales and marketing agent, Unlimited Priorities LLC, at booth number 1713 in the McCormick Center.

Stop by and demo our faceted search enhancements. We’d also love to show you our new databases focused on African-American Newspapers and Women’s Suffrage, as well as our new America and World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers collection.



Webinar: Text and Data Mining: The New Gold Rush

Explore how text and data mining opens up large and high-quality historical datasets for your users. This webinar will provide an update on how scholars understand content in ways that only computational research makes possible and increases the value of library resources.

Hosted by Bob Lester, Product Development & Strategy Consultant, Unlimited Priorities, LLC, presenters will include:

  • Jill O’Neill, Educational Programs Manager for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).
  • Darby Orcutt, Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, D.H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University

PHD29102 Daniel Boone escorting settlers through the Cumberland Gap, 1851-52 (oil on canvas) by Bingham, George Caleb (1811-79); Washington University, St. Louis, USA; ( Daniel (1734-1820) and his wife Rebecca travelling westwards to Kentucky;); American,  out of copyright

Free Webinar: Using Your Discovery Services

Using Your Discovery Services

Discovery services have become a critical component within most academic libraries, playing a vital role in the effort to showcase the value of a library’s collection and changing the way resources are searched. This free webinar was hosted by:

  • Sarah Joy Arnold, Instructional Technology Librarian, User Experience Department, UNC Chapel Hill Libraries
  • Scott Anderson, Information Systems Librarian, Millersville University

They provided valuable insights into the various discovery services — how they help researchers discover content that might be otherwise missed and improve a library’s return on investment.

View Discovery Services Webinar Deck