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Webinar: American Independence Day in the 19th Century

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10am EDT
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 1pm EDT

From bonfire competitions, to horse racing, to parades, this webinar will trace the development of Independence Day festivities in the 19th Century. From newspapers to print, various Accessible Archives collections provide unique highlights on the evolution of July 4th celebrations in American popular culture.

Sign-up and checkout – various entries on the issue of slavery and the meaning of Independence Day, the honoring of military veterans — particularly after the Civil War, state and local celebrations,  and the use of July 4th celebrations by politicians to advance their causes and campaigns.

The diverse primary source materials contained in Accessible Archives’ databases provide broad views across 200 years of American history and the culture of the 18th and 19th centuries through full-text searches and digital images. Accessible Archives collections permit users to spend more time exploring documents and less time searching for them.

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Accessible Archives and University of Delaware Complete Partnership

Accessible Archives and University of Delaware Complete Partnership

New Agreement Will Enhance Research for Colored Conventions Project

Malvern, PA (May 24, 2016) — An agreement between Accessible Archives and the University of Delaware’s (UD) Colored Conventions Project (CCP) will allow the innovative use of Accessible Archives’ databases. These include African American Newspapers: The 19th Century, The Liberator and National Anti-Slavery Standard. Accessible Archives’ extension of its standard academic use license will expose those important materials, and additional collections, to the many visitors to the CCP website.

The CCP is a digital collection and teaching website used by students, community scholars and professors across the globe.  This agreement allows CCP, along with the project’s national teaching partners and the thousands of students who engage in original research through CCP’s curriculum, to present images from Accessible Archives’ databases on its website. The agreement was coordinated by Unlimited Priorities LLC, the exclusive sales and marketing representative for Accessible Archives.

The CCP, which brings 19th-century Black organizing to digital life, is pleased to partner with Accessible Archives and to celebrate the company’s long history of productive partnerships with UD”, said P. Gabrielle Foreman, the project’s faculty director and Ned B. Allen Professor of English and professor of history and Black American studies at UD. “The historic Colored Conventions were symbiotically connected with many of the 19th-century African American newspapers offered by Accessible Archives, so this agreement will be a great boon for Colored Conventions’ many users.”

Ann Ardis, UD’s senior vice provost for graduate and professional education and director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, which provided CCP with its first funding, also praised the agreement. “We are thrilled that Accessible Archives will play such a pivotal role in our public humanities outreach to share this rich chapter of African American history,” Ardis said. “With the help of Accessible Archives, the Colored Conventions Project will add greatly to contemporary understandings of the long history of African American struggles for racial justice.”

Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, responded: “Unlimited Priorities specializes in creating partnerships that provide researchers with better access to relevant content.  As the goals of Accessible Archives and University of Delaware were totally in synch, this agreement will benefit the entire information community.”

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 American. 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.

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. We recognize that each location or organization is unique, requiring customized and locally-based solutions. 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.


Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
Peter Stevens
Unlimited Priorities LLC
Marketing and Sales for Accessible Archives


What’s New at Accessible Archives

If you missed our webinar this month you can watch and listen in here for an overview of and updates to the contents of our Accessible Archives collections. We also highlight significant improvements to our search capabilities and highlight some tools to help target searches to find content most relevant to you.


Join us at ALA Annual 2015!

AC15_WereExhibitingWe hope to see you in the exhibit hall at ALA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco later this month.  You can find us in the Exhibit Hall at booth number 2107 in the Moscone Center’s South Hall  near the Post Office and the What’s Cooking @ ALA Stage.

With hundreds of exhibiting organizations and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking that takes place at the conference. The Exhibit Hall offers you the opportunity to explore and discuss with expert vendors the breadth and depth of new and favorite library products, services, books, online services, tools, and technologies.

ALA Annual 2015 map

Find us at booth #2107 in the South Hall



Counter 4 Compliant Usage Reports

Accessible ArchivesAccessible Archives, Inc. and Scholarly iQ are pleased to announce that your Accessible Archives, Inc. usage data reports have been upgraded and are now using the new COUNTER Release 4 (R4) standards. These new COUNTER 4 reports are the latest set of usage reports that can be used by librarians to ensure the independent and accurate reporting of publishers’ usage statistics.

The COUNTER Release 4 standards contain the following new features and focus on improving the delivery of consistent, credible and comparable usage statistics:

  • A single, integrated Code of Practice covering journals, databases, books and reference works.
  • Enhancements of the SUSHI (Standardised Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) protocol designed to facilitate its implementation by vendors and its use by librarians
  • A modified “Journal Report 5,” which reports on the usage of full-text article requests by year and by journal from a library’s acquired archival content.
  • Modified Database Reports, in which the previous requirement to report Session counts has been dropped, and new requirements, to report Record Views and Result Clicks, have been added. (Database Report 3 has also been renamed Platform Report 1).
  • Flexibility in the usage reporting period that allows you to specify a date range for your usage reports

You can access your Accessible Archives, Inc. COUNTER R4 Reports quickly and easily by visiting and entering your Accessible Archives, Inc. username and password to log in to the service. You will first have to register, then a new password and user name will be issued to you. Please be aware that the historical statistics have been reprocessed to improve accuracy and ensure COUNTER R4 compliancy from 1/2013 onward. Therefore, historical counts may change in the reports. You can access the Scholarly iQ website for additional information.

You can access the Scholarly iQ website for additional information.

If you have questions regarding the retrieval of your usage reports or your access to Accessible Archives, Inc., or if you no longer wish to receive this monthly email notification, please contact us at or 866-296-1488.

If you are no longer responsible for gathering usage data for your institution, please forward this message to the new online administrator at your organization and email Accessible Archives, Inc. at with the new contact details.

Thank you for your continued patronage and for using the Accessible Archives, Inc. COUNTER Reporting Service.


Tom Nagy
Accessible Archives, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer
5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 216
Malvern, PA 19355
Telephone: 866-296-1488 (toll-free) or 610-296-7441