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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


Accessible Archives Expands 19th and 20th Century Offerings

Malvern, PA (November 17, 2016)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced additional titles in its African American Newspapers and Women’s Suffrage collections, and a new database providing access to a unique aspect of World War I.

AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS: THE 19th CENTURY–PART XIII

AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSPAPERSThese publications expand the current collection of nine titles into the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Freedmen’s Record. Boston, MA 1865–1874

Published by The New England Freedmen’s Aid Society Freedmen’s Record provides a unique look at issues faced by freed slaves and the efforts to provide opportunities for Freedmen entering American society. It exposed the conditions of Freedmen to the Northern public and promoted charitable contributions for use in the society’s Freedmen’s programs and to fund relief efforts in the postwar South.

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

The National Negro Business League (NNBL) promoted African-American “commercial, agricultural, educational, and industrial advancement”. Its credo of black self-assurance and intra-racial cooperation drew on a wide segment of the African American community. The Herald provides insights into the activities and accomplishment of the local Washington, DC NNBL office and the organization in general.

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE COLLECTION

SuffrageThree new titles complement the three feminist titles currently available. This integrated combination forms the newly instituted Women’s Suffrage Collection providing 64 years of coverage leading to women’s enfranchisement in 1920.

The New Citizen. Seattle, WA 1909–1912

Founded and edited by Missouri Hanna, The New Citizen focused on the role of newly-enfranchised women in Washington state. Articles discussed a variety of state and regional issues, including labor legislation, divorce laws, wage disparity between men and women, reproductive rights, and more.

Western Woman Voter. Seattle, WA 1911–1913

Serving women voters throughout the western states Western Woman Voter discussed questions relating to city and state government and the legal rights of women, the home, the child and the school insofar as they were affected by law.

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

The Remonstrance was the official publication of the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women. Articles covered state and municipal suffrage defeats, efforts to rescind suffrage in the Western states, radical politics of suffrage, class distinctions between the suffrage and anti-suffrage movements, benefits of the woman’s place in home and the promotion of anti-feminism.

AMERICA AND WORLD WAR I

American Military Camp Newspapers

Camp GordonThis new collection provides unparalleled access to unique sources covering the experience of American soldiers in “The War to End All Wars” during the mobilization period in 1916, in the trenches in 1918 and through the occupation of Germany in 1919.  Military camp newspapers kept soldiers informed about the home front, political questions of the day – including those relating to the war itself – progress of their training, and the state of the war abroad.

Personnel, places and events are described, and non-war related items such as advertisements, poetry, short stories, memoirs, jokes and cartoons are included, along with photographs and sketches of camp life.

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


June Webinars

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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