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Primary Sources Beyond History: Promoting Use Across the Disciplines

Webinar: Primary Sources Beyond History – Promoting Use Across the Disciplines

Digital collections of primary sources offer tremendous value for your campus, but are they being utilized to their fullest? Their relevance for historians seems obvious, but they can robustly support instruction and student success across the disciplines. This webinar will offer librarians insight into how primary sources can be used in multiple disciplinary contexts, for teaching qualitative and quantitative research methods, and for diverse projects and research outputs.

Attendees can expect to learn about:

  • Approaches to research from varied disciplines
  • Different types of primary sources
  • Creative ideas for teaching with primary sources
  • Widening the scope of usage for digital library collections

Thursday, August 15, 2019

2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific

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Accessible Archives Supports Libraries – Massive Update Completed with all Discovery Services

Malvern, PA (June 13, 2019)Accessible Archives Inc., an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, announces they have completed the process of updating all of its content in the major discovery services — EBSCO Discovery Service, OCLC WorldCat, and ProQuest/Ex Libris Primo and Summon! While Accessible Archives has long been partnered with all services, in fact was one of the first participators, keeping everything current is quite the challenge for all parties involved – this effort is a continuation of Accessible Archives Year of Technology.

Unlimited Priorities LLC©, the sales, marketing and technology agent for Accessible Archives, has managed and facilitated the delivery of content and format updates to the major services.  Iris L. Hanney, President, believes that “discovery services have become a critical component within most academic libraries, playing a vital role in the effort to showcase the value of a library’s collection and changing the way resources are searched, making it all the more critical for the content to be complete.“

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President for SaaS Timothy Lull says EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) continues to mature in terms of content and services. “Having Accessible Archives fully-loaded into EDS provides library customers and end users with easy access to this valuable primary source information — providing a single point of entry to a comprehensive collection of content available through a full-featured, customizable discovery layer that is designed with both the librarian and the end user in mind.”

“OCLC’s WorldCat is the world’s most comprehensive resource for discovery of information in libraries,” said Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President, Global Product Management. “We work closely with Accessible Archives to keep their collections up to date in WorldCat. This work makes it possible for OCLC member libraries using Accessible Archives to obtain direct, easy access to these important historical collections through WorldCat Discovery.”

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.


Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
Bob Lester
Unlimited Priorities LLC


Ask about our Year of Technology at ER&L

Accessible Archives wants to meet with you in the exhibits area at the ER&L Conference in Austin, Texas, March 3-6. You can find us, with our exclusive sales and marketing agent, Unlimited Priorities, at table number 610, in the AT&T Conference Center.

We would love the opportunity to update you on our Year of Technology and explore our current offers!

Please let us know your schedule – and let us know if you would like to trial any content!

Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives.

Exhibit Hours

Monday March 4th – 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday March 5th – 8:45am to 3:00pm


Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
Bob Lester
Unlimited Priorities LLC


Free Webinar: African American Newspapers

Accessible Archives presents a look at a unique collection of African American newspapers in celebration of Black History Month on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00pm ET!

Our African American Newspapers Collection provides important original source material—written by African Americans for African Americans—readily available for research and fresh interpretation by historians, educators, and students. In addition, The Liberator and the National Anti-Slavery Standard will be thoroughly discussed.

Hosted by Bob Lester, Product Development & Strategy Consultant, Unlimited Priorities, LLC



COUNTER Release 5 Foundation Classes

We are happy to share this news from the folks at Project COUNTER:

Librarians told us that they would like online tutorials and so we are creating a series of COUNTER Foundation Classes. Each online class runs for around 10 minutes and deals with an aspect of COUNTER usage data.  Tasha Mellins-Cohen provides the clear voice-over. Listen to Tasha explain metric types and reports:

Foundation Class 1: Metric Types
Foundation Class 2: Release 5 Reports

The next class in the series will describe how user actions are recorded in COUNTER Release 5 reports.  In the fourth class in the series Tasha will be talking about attributes, elements and other slightly techy things!

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