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

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Let’s Get Together in Charleston!

Let’s Get Together in Charleston!

Visit the Vendor Showcase in the Charleston Gaillard Center
November 7, 10:30am-6:00pm
Accessible Archives — Table #32

Lots of new and exciting things are going on at Accessible Archives including the impending completion of our American County Histories collection, so we’re –

HAVING A SALE!

Purchase of any portion of American County Histories earns a 25% discount. Visit us at Table #32 and we’ll take an additional 10% off (if you’re NOT attending simply mention the conference and you’ll still get the extra 10%!). Ask about special offers on our other databases – we’ll work with you to ensure you get the best possible deal!

Please contact us for an appointment or just drop by.

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

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Text-Mining-OG-Image

Free Webinar: Text & Data Mining: The Gold Rush Is On!

November 2, 2017 at 11:00am EST

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. In addition, the webinar discusses the licensing efforts between content providers and academic institutions.

Register Now

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, North Carolina State University Libraries

Our presenters will provide valuable insights into text and data mining — how it can help users discover content that might be otherwise missed.

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Germans Interned at Camp Sherman

Germans Interned at Camp Sherman

This item appeared in The Camp Sherman News (The Eighty-third Division News) on July 10, 1918.  Camp Sherman was established in 1917 after the U.S. entered World War I and today serves as a training site for National Guard Soldiers.

American Military Camp Newspapers provides users with unparalleled access to unique sources covering the experiences of American soldiers during the mobilization period in 1916, in the trenches in 1918 and through the occupation of Germany in 1919.

Camp Soldiers Warned Against
Making Reprisals to Interned Men

Kaiser William’s crew from the interned Hamburg-American liner Kron Prinz Wilhelm and four of his seamen from the captured submarine U-58, have accepted positions with Uncle Sam in Camp Sherman.

They are paid $1.25 a day minus $1 for food and lodging and are quartered in the new electrically-guarded stockade, Section R, near the Scioto river.

Hundreds of Camp Sherman soldiers have visited the prison to see the Hun sailors, still garbed in their native maritime outfits.

Under the vigil of 25 United States soldiers from Fort McPherson, Georgia, the prisoners are taken daily to the big camp war garden or to the incinerator and disposal plants for a regulation army work day.

Each day’s work means 25 cents profit to them. This either is saved for them or given them in the form of canteen checks.

America and World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers provides users with unparalleled access to unique sources covering the experiences of American soldiers during the mobilization period in 1916, in the trenches in 1918 and through the occupation of Germany in 1919.
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Martha Gruening

Martha Gruening Aids Washington Suffrage Campaign

Smith College Girl Aids Washington Suffrage Campaign

(Seattle, Washington – August 1910) – Miss Martha Gruening, of New York, a young graduate of Smith College, is generously devoting her summer to the Washington campaign. On her own responsibility and on her own resources, this young woman came across the continent to render service in what she beileves will be a winning campaign, and brilliant service she has rendered.

For this young girl has a message—a message from the working girls of Philadelphia to the working men and women of Washington. This message briefly stated is this: If the men of Washington will give women the ballot, it will help the hard pressed working girls of the East to a better chance.

Miss Gruening brings her message straight from the working girls for she took part in the shirt waist strike in Philadelphia last winter. While in her proper person of college girl she was not molested, though she “picketed” for weeks, but when one day she put on an old gown and a striker’s badge she was arrested and put in a cell.

This item, and others like it, can be found in Accessible Archive’s Newspapers Collection. We can provide access to fully searchable newspapers by and for women including The Lily, The Revolution, and the National Citizen and Ballot Box.

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