Accessible Archives Inc. and Ex Libris Provide SUSHI Reports

Malvern, PA (May 25, 2011) – Accessible Archives, Inc., a database publisher, has made usage reporting easier for its customers who have a relationship with Ex Libris Group.

Accessible Archives provides access to primary content from the 18th and 19th centuries. Ex Libris has recently certified Accessible Archives as a SUSHI-compliant vendor, meaning their joint customers can subscribe to monthly reports for Accessible Archives databases. SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) is a protocol of COUNTER and NISO.

Tom Nagy, Accessible Archives COO, commented: “Accessible Archives is aware of the need for institutions to measure the return on their purchased online content. SUSHI reporting provides a consistent standard to compare usage of online resources.”

Through Unlimited Priorities Corporation,  Accessible Archives established a relationship with Ex Libris in March 2010 that involved providing content to Primo Central. Full updates to that discovery service have been made recently, and ongoing content will be added as it becomes available. Accessible Archives also relied on Unlimited Priorities, the publisher’s exclusive sales and marketing agent, to facilitate the statistics collaboration.

Iris Hanney, president of Unlimited Priorities, remarked: “Customers will be happy that Accessible Archives is now part of USTAT’s (usage statistics) SUSHI service. Monthly subscriptions make the effort seamless for libraries.”

About Accessible Archives, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives converts to database format archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy, or image. Diverse primary sources reflecting broad views across American history have been assembled into comprehensive collections. Developed by dedicated Americana historians, these databases allow access to leading materials then current. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods.

About Unlimited Priorities Corporation

Unlimited Priorities is attuned to the management requirements of small to mid-size companies in the information industry. We provide executive-level support services by utilizing a skilled group of professionals. Our practice specialties include Sales and Marketing, Business Development, Financial Services, Operations Management, Production, Information Technology, and Content Development and Licensing. Our Archival Initiatives Division provides advice to libraries, historical societies, and industry associations in selecting, distributing, and monetizing archival content. Our goal is to enhance our clients’ abilities to succeed, offering solutions that are practical and affordable.

Tom Nagy, COO
Accessible Archives, Inc.
Exclusive Sales & Marketing Agent:
Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities Corporation

All images included in blog posts are from either Accessible Archives collections or out of copyright public sources unless otherwise noted. Common sources include the Library of Congress, The Flickr Commons, Wikimedia Commons, and other public archives.

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