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Accessible Archives passes a COUNTER Release 5 Audit

Accessible Archives, Inc. has made a commitment to provide the COUNTER-compliant usage reports to our subscribers.

  • Libraries demand that publishers and vendors comply with the COUNTER Code of Practice and the COUNTER Release 5 Report Validation Tool helps address compliance issues.
  • The tool enables publishers and vendors to test their implementation of the SUSHI protocol and COUNTER reports ensuring greater compliance which means libraries will retrieve data that is more accurate, leading to better decision making.
  • Accessible Archives’ COUNTER vendor, Scholarly iQ, is pleased to announce that Accessible Archives has successfully passed a COUNTER Release 5 audit and is fully compliant with the Code of Practice. Passing the audit continues to highlight Accessible Archives’ ongoing commitment to serve the library community.

Project COUNTER is an industry initiative that provides guidelines for the measurement, creation, and distribution of online usage reports to institutional subscribers.


The National Standard

Expanded Coverage of Women’s Suffrage History

Available Now: The National Standard:  Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal!

The National Standard: A Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal evolved from three publishing efforts by Aaron M.  Powell and Lydia M. Child, publishers and chief editors, and exploded onto the popular stage in 1870, supporting two of the major social movements in the late 19th Century – the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Temperance Movement.

This publication provided an outlet and forum for women’s viewpoints on social and political reform, literary culture, and highlighted efforts to ban the scourge of alcohol. 

The National Standard: A Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal comprises the complete run of: 

  • The Standard – Beginning in May 1870 as a monthly periodical, it was launched and ran through July 1870 focusing on social and political reform.
  • The National Standard: An Independent Reform and Literary Journal — After July 1870, The Standard underwent a name change, returned to its original newspaper format, and focused on women’s political rights and suffrage, in addition to general social and economic reforms. This publication ran from July 30, 1870 to December 23, 1871.
  • The National Standard: A Temperance and Literary Journal — The final editorial focus and name change came in January 1872, when chief editor Aaron M. Powell, and contributors such as Wendell Phillips expanded the focus of The National Standard  to support the burgeoning temperance movement and the increasing drive towards women’s suffrage. The National Standard: A Temperance and Literary Journal ran from January to December in 1872.

These publications set out to rally it readers to the causes of women’s political rights and suffrage, social and economic reforms, and support for the burgeoning temperance movement.

With almost 80 years of Movement history just a click away — The National Standard: A Women’s Suffrage and Temperance Journal joins Accessible Archives’ Women’s Suffrage Collection:

  • Part I. The Lily, 1849-1856
  • Part II. National Citizen and Ballot Box, 1878-1881
  • Part III. The Revolution, 1868-1872
  • Part IV. The New Citizen, 1909-1912; The Western Woman Voter, 1911-1913
  • Part V. The Remonstrance, 1890-1913

Primary Sources Beyond History: Promoting Use Across the Disciplines

Webinar: Integrating Primary Sources Across Disciplines

Online primary source collections can empower librarians to deeply support disciplinary and interdisciplinary instruction not just in the humanities, but across the social sciences and the sciences. Following up on the introductory webinar “Primary Sources Beyond History,” this intermediate-level webinar will showcase a specific framework and examples for teaching quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. Attendees can expect to learn:

  • Discipline-portable encoding exercises.
  • How to foster learning through student annotation.
  • Implementing digital scholarship tools for even novice students (and faculty!).
  • When and how to consider scaling up to more complex digital methods.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at 2:00pm Eastern Time.

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Darby Orcutt
Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy
North Carolina State University Libraries

Darby Orcutt is Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University Libraries, Faculty, University Honors Program, Affiliated Faculty, Center for Innovative Management Studies, Affiliated Faculty, Genetic Engineering & Society Center, and Affiliated Faculty, Leadership in Public Science Cluster, as well as recently served as the Associate Chair of the Faculty of NC State. A national leader in developing models for access to proprietary and use-limited data for content mining and computational research, his current work revolves primarily around research support and engagement for interdisciplinary teams.

Markus Wust
University of Tübingen (Germany)

Markus Wust is a librarian at the University of Tübingen (Germany) where he heads the information/reference team and teaches at the “Dr. Eberle Zentrum für digitale Kompetenzen” (Dr. Eberle Center for Digital Competencies). He is also a regular instructor at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. He holds a Master’s Degree in German Literature from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA) as well as Master’s degrees in Library and Information Studies and Humanities Computing from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB).

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Accessible Archives and Unlimited Priorities

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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Discover-Press Release

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

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