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Inside the Archives – January 2014 – Volume III Number 1

January 2014
Volume III. Number 1.

In this Issue

 HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ACCESSIBLE ARCHIVES AND UNLIMITED PRIORITIES. 

 Accessible Archives, Inc.  had a very successful 2013, and we would like to thank both our established and new customers for their support.  We look forward to an equally successful 2014 during which we will be adding new friends while maintaining close relationships with our existing ones. We will introduce additional materials during the year while also continuing to upgrade our service offerings.  Thank you, again.  We wish you all a happy and prosperous 2014.

As Accessible Archives’ exclusive sales agent, Unlimited Priorities LLC® would like to add our thanks to all those we have worked with during 2013.  We have appreciated your interest and enthusiasm and have enjoyed interfacing with you to enhance your library’s reference offerings.  We hope you have a wonderful 2014, and look forward to continuing to serve your needs during the coming year.

ACCESSIBLE ARCHIVES AT ALA

 Accessible Archives will exhibit at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, January 24-27, 2014.  Please visit us in Booth 1168.  We look forward to meeting with current and future customers, and invite you to contact us for an appointment.  We have a lot of exciting things to talk about, including some special offers.  See you in Philadelphia!!

NEW DATABASE

 Accessible Archives has added another region to its expanding American County Histories database.

The Southwest will provide county histories for the states of Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The Southwest states join the previously-available county collections of states in the Mid-Atlantic, New England. Southeast and West regions of the country.

ACCESSIBLE ARCHIVES AT PLA

 Accessible Archives will travel to Indianapolis March 12-15 and participate in the Public Library Association 2014 Conference. Please stop by Booth 1354 to catch up on our latest offerings, or contact us to set up a firm appointment.  Of special interest will be the genealogical information provided through our expanding American County Histories collection.

COUNTER COMPLIANCE

 Accessible Archives, Inc. has become fully compliant with The COUNTER Code of Practice for

e-Resources: Release 4.  Release 4 is an integrated Code of Practice covering journals, databases, books, reference works and multimedia content.  It replaces both Release 3, incorporating journals and databases, and Release 1, encompassing books and reference works.

 COUNTER provides an international extendible Code of Practice for e-Resources that allows the usage of online information products and services to be measured in a credible, consistent and compatible way using vendor-generated data.  The changes in Release 4 are a combination of housekeeping to reflect the ongoing changing ways content is becoming available, synchronization of previous versions of the standard, and responses to user feedback reflecting an expanded familiarity working with COUNTER reports.  Full information on Project COUNTER may be found at: www.projectcounter.org.  This upgrade was coordinated by Unlimited Priorities, Accessible Archives’ exclusive sales and marketing agent.

CUSTOMER INPUT

 We love it when customers are able to help us improve our service offerings.  Mary E. Barbosa-Jerez, Head of Collection Development at the Rolvaag Memorial Library, St. Olaf College offered some suggestions on ways improve our MARC record offerings.  Based on her and her staff’s input we simplified the FTP Directory, eliminated extraneous fields and generally improved our quality control.  We appreciate Mary working with us to make the experience of accessing and working with our databases an easier and more rewarding experience for our users.  Thanks, Mary!

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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