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Accessible Archives Supports Libraries with COUNTER 5 Compliance

The Year of Technology Rolls On!

Malvern, PA (April 10, 2019)Accessible Archives Inc., an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, announces they will be fully compliant with the new COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources: Release 5 in June 2019.

Unlimited Priorities LLC, the sales, marketing and technology agent for Accessible Archives, is managing the implementation with COUNTER vendor, Scholarly iQ and Lorraine Estelle at COUNTER. Iris L. Hanney, President, believes that “in managing library resources in today’s exploding world of information, independent usage reporting is critical in demonstrating content value. Upgrading to COUNTER R5 compliance continues Accessible Archives’ ongoing commitment to serve the library community in their “Year of Technology.”

“Accessible Archives is a great champion of the COUNTER Code of Practice and committed to providing its library customers with consistent, credible and comparable usage statistics,” said Lorraine Estelle, Director, COUNTER. “We are delighted that Unlimited Priorities is coordinating work on the implementation of Release 5 of the Code of Practice to ensure that Accessible Archives provides the new reports early this summer.”

“The academic publishing market is fast becoming increasingly online and data driven,” said Gary Van Overborg, CEO and Founder, Scholarly iQ. “The latest COUNTER R5 standard has greater reporting flexibility than ever, with further insights on metrics such as investigations and unique title or item counts. COUNTER  provides trust and accountability in understanding the business value of digital products. Supporting and adhering to these latest standards is a must and we are delighted to be working with Accessible Archives at this tremendously exciting time. This COUNTER work has been facilitated throughout by the excellent support at Unlimited Priorities, their technical team has made it virtually seamless to upgrade and move forward.”

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 COUNTER©
COUNTER is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of library, publisher and vendor members, who contribute to the development of the Code of Practice through working groups and outreach.

About Scholarly iQ©
Scholarly iQ provides independent, trusted eBusiness solutions to the academic publishing market. Leaders in usage reporting since 2002, SiQ services integrate and deliver meaningful data accurately and on time for better business decisions. SiQ leverages leading technologies and has a solid team of professionals in online publishing, web analytics, database integration, and web site development, providing legendary client support 24×7 with energy, enthusiasm and commitment.

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

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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