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Accessible Archives Expands America and World War I Series

Malvern, PA (September 12, 2018)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, a digital publisher of full-text primary source historical collections, announces additional titles to its World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers.

American Military Camp Newspapers, Part II

American Military Camp Newspapers, Part II provides additional military camp newspapers – 12 new titles with 14,849 pages — that support those widely studied topics on America’s contribution to the War effort, the immediate postwar period in America, and the American Expeditionary Force’s “march to the Rhine” to take-up occupation duty. By browsing these scanned newspapers, users will complement their coursework in many areas including American history, social history, political science, military history, and more. This new collection from Accessible Archives provides an unparalleled research experience for students and faculty who would otherwise be unable to access these materials formerly held in microform. In addition, MARC records are now available.

These Camp newspapers also include non-war related advertisements, poetry, short stories, memoirs, jokes, and cartoons.  Photographs and sketches portrayed life in the various camps, on the home front, at the battlefront and in the occupied parts of Germany. (more…)


American County History Completion Update

Accessible Archives Completes Imaging for American County Histories Database
MARC Records Also Now Available for All Seven U.S. Regions

Malvern, PA (June 5, 2018)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced the finalization of the imaging portion of its massive American County Histories collection. The project culminated with the inclusion of the last volumes from the expanded portions of the New England and Mid-Atlantic Regions. Imaging previously was completed for the original coverage of these areas as well as for the Southeast, Southwest, West, Central and Midwest regions.

Published primarily between 1870 and 1923, county histories are a cornerstone of local historical and genealogical research.  They provide historians and genealogists with regional overviews and general community conditions.  Ancestor research often yields collateral information about neighbors, friends and associates.  Additional areas include government, medical and legal professions, churches, industries, schools, fire departments, cemeteries, transportation, and local and regional geological conditions.  For an overview of non-traditional uses and original sources, please see our whitepaper on the topic.

In addition to the careful imaging of these volumes, each article within the volumes is keyed and XML-tagged instead of utilizing dirty OCR. Although this effort is extremely time-consuming forty-one states are fully available with the project targeted for year-end completion. Accessible Archives continues to be the only authority for coverage of all fifty states, Thus, users are able to search by individual county, across a state or region, or throughout the entire country as a unified entry. In addition, a search can be constructed across all additional databases, thus gleaning results from such diverse areas as African American Newspapers, The Civil War, Women’s History and the like.

Accessible Archives provides additional access support through the provision of customized MARC records. These free records are now fully available for all completed images. Access also is supported through all discovery services.

In its role as exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, Unlimited Priorities LLC ® continues to manage this important project by providing technical and production assistance, product development and licensing agreements. Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, observed: “The completion of this immense project opens broad avenues for research covering every aspect of the development of towns and cities, counties and states, and the country as a whole. It also has firmly established Accessible Archives as the foremost digitized source for nationwide coverage of county histories.”

About Accessible Archives, Inc.

Accessible Archives utilizes a team of digital technology and conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microform, hard copy or as images only.  Databases containing diverse primary source materials – leading 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 scholars and students at all academic levels. Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives.

Contact:

Iris L. Hanney
President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
239-549-2384
iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com
www.accessible-archives.com


WW1-Images

Accessible Archives Finalizes Imaging of American Military Camp Newspapers

Text Digitization on Pace for Early Completion

 Malvern, PA (November 17, 2017)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced that all images in the American Military Camp Newspapers component of its America and World War I series have been mounted on the website and that the XML-tagged text will be fully available early in 2018.

1917 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. The arrival of American Expeditionary Forces in Europe helped turn the tide in favor of France and Britain, leading to an Allied victory over Germany and Austria in November, 1918. By the time of the armistice, more than 4 million Americans had served in the armed forces and 116,708 had lost their lives. While in-depth perspectives of actual combat are plentiful, information about the soldiers themselves prior to deployment is not so well known. A vast number of troops received their initial combat training in military camps, and camp newspapers chronicle their experiences.

American Military Camp Newspapers makes important original source material – much of it written by soldiers for soldiers – readily available for research and fresh interpretation of events pertaining to The Great War. These newspapers carried articles on what it was like to leave home by both recruits and draftees, the initial excitement of training, the drudgery of camp life, attitudes toward officers and fellow soldiers and ongoing news about the enemy. Also included were non-war related advertisements, poetry, short stories, memoirs, jokes and cartoons.  Photographs and sketches portrayed life in the various camps, on the home front and at the battlefields. Camp personnel, places, and events are described with a richness that brings new credibility and perspective to scholarly research.

As American Military Camp Newspapers enters its final completion stage we are pleased to offer generous pre-publication pricing, with an extra incentive for orders placed by the end of 2017.

There is truly not one part of the nation that was not touched by World War I. American Military Camp Newspapers provides the potential to remind people of the war’s far-reaching significance and perhaps uncover new stories about the American soldier’s experience that we have not yet heard.

About Accessible Archives, Inc.

Accessible Archives utilizes a team of digital technology and conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microform, hard copy or as images only.  Databases containing diverse primary source materials – leading 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 scholars and students at all academic levels.

About Unlimited Priorities LLC

Unlimited Priorities LLC utilizes its highly skilled group of 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

 


AAI Joins Counter

Accessible Archives Announces COUNTER Membership

Implements Release 5 of COUNTER

Malvern, PA (September 20, 2017)Accessible Archives, Inc®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has joined COUNTER as a full member and announced its intent to become fully compliant with the new COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources: Release 5.

In scholarly publishing, one way of measuring return on investment is to assess circulation and usage statistics. For digital content, the assessment method of choice is COUNTER reporting. In 2016, the COUNTER team began drafting a new version of the Code of Practice to replace Release 4, addressing its inconsistencies while also taking into account the changing needs of both publishers and libraries. The resulting COUNTER Code of Practice: Release 5 was published in July, 2017.

Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Director, welcomed Accessible Archives’ membership: “We are delighted AAI has begun transitioning to Release 5 at this early stage. COUNTER was born from collaborative efforts of scholarly publishers and librarians in 2002. Effective collaboration is still our driving force and therefore having AAI becoming a member is a great bonus! Members make COUNTER possible. Their expertise and support help develop and maintain the Code of Practice to a high standard. Members benefit by being eligible for membership on committees and working groups as vacancies arise. Members also receive our newsletters, ensuring they are up-to-date with developments and can be first to register for events. Their feedback through our annual membership survey informs our priorities every year.” (more…)


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Newly Completed Titles Available from Accessible Archives

Newest African American Newspaper and Women’s Suffrage Collections

Now Fully Imaged and Searchable

 Malvern, PA (August 22, 2017)Accessible Archives, Inc., an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced the completion of additional titles in its African American Newspapers and Women’s Suffrage collections.

The five newspapers are now fully imaged, with the XML TEI Lite DTD utilized to re-key each article at the highest accuracy level, resulting in optimum search results and clean text. MARC records also are included.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

While the women’s rights movement originated in the Northeast, Western states and territories were more favorable to women’s suffrage. Between 1893 and 1918 more than a dozen of these adopted amendments granting women the right to vote. Two publications based in Washington State served newly-enfranchised women throughout the West:

  • The New Citizen. Seattle, WA 1909–1912
  • Western Woman Voter. Seattle, WA 1911–1913

Not all women supported universal suffrage. Originating in Massachusetts, this periodical provided a forum for those opposing the expansion of voting rights to women.

  • The Remonstrance: An Anti-Suffrage Periodical. Boston, MA 1890–1913

CHOICE CHARLESTON ADVISOR REVIEW

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century was selected for inclusion in the inauguration of this new database.  We thank the reviewer, Lauren Stern, SUNY Cortland, for her assessment. Among her observations were:

“(the) database provides access to full-text transcriptions and digital scans of primary sources … The transcriptions are, overall, of excellent quality … complete and ungarbled.”

 “The user interface is very simple to use, and researchers will find many standard searching features (including Boolean, truncation, and limiters).”

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

Read the full review.

 AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS: THE 19th CENTURY–PART XIII

 These additions expand the current collection of nine titles into the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Freedmen’s Record. Boston, MA 1865–1874

Provides a unique look at issues faced by freed slaves and the efforts to provide opportunities for Freedmen entering American society.

  • The Negro Business League Herald. Washington, D.C. 1909

 This publication of The National Negro Business League promoted African-American commercial, agricultural, educational and industrial advancement.

About Accessible Archives, Inc.

Accessible Archives utilizes a team of digital technology and conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microform, hard copy or as images only.  Databases containing diverse primary source materials – leading 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 scholars and students at all academic levels.

About Unlimited Priorities LLC

Unlimited Priorities LLC utilizes its highly skilled group of 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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