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Accessible Archives Inc. Partners with Portico

Malvern, PA Accessible Archives Inc., an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has partnered with Portico, the leading service in the digital preservation field — and announced its intent to fully support the digital preservation of all of their content.

Unlimited Priorities LLC, the exclusive sales, marketing, and technology agent for Accessible Archives has coordinated testing, managed contract negotiations and facilitated the delivery of content to Portico.

“With more and more content in a digital-only format, we have taken this step to ensure that Accessible Archives’ unparalleled collections will remain accessible to our customers regardless of any situation. In addition, the Portico relationship continues to highlight Accessible Archives’ ongoing commitment to serve the research community with the most up to date technology.” said Iris L. Hanney, President of Unlimited Priorities LLC.

“We’re so pleased to be working with Accessible Archives to preserve its important primary source collections,” commented Stephanie Orphan, Portico’s Director of Publisher Relations.  “Preservation in the Portico archive will ensure the long-term availability of these resources for the benefit of future scholars.”

About Portico®
Portico is a not-for-profit digital preservation service and is among the largest community-supported digital archives in the world.  Working with libraries and publishers, Portico preserves e-journals, e-books, and other digital scholarly content to ensure researchers and students will have access to these resources in the future.  Portico is a service of ITHAKA®, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways.

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, 19th, and early 20th  century America.

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 and publishing industries. 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.

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

Stephanie Orphan, Director of Publisher Relations
Portico
609-986-2226
stephanie.orphan@ithaka.org
www.portico.org

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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