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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.” (more…)


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.” (more…)


Accessible Archives Year of Technology: Implementation of IPv6 Access

Malvern, PA (February 5, 2019)  Accessible Archives, Inc.®, a digital publisher of full-text primary source historical collections, announces that starting today access to their collections will be available via both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.  The addition of IPv6 promises a stronger, faster user experience!

In consultation with Accessible Archives customers, Unlimited Priorities — exclusive sales, marketing, and technology agent for Accessible Archives was made aware of the concern that the IPv4 addressing scheme was running out of potential addresses and schools were wanting to move toward IPv6 address usage.  Unlimited Priorities supervised the technology developments necessary to accommodate customers’ needs.

The IPv6 format was created to enable new IP addresses required to connect not only an ever-greater number of computing devices but also the rapidly expanding numbers of items with embedded connectivity.

Unlimited Priorities is coordinating the development, management, and implementation of a variety of initiatives in 2019.   Unlimited Priorities president, Iris L. Hanney, believes that  “implementation of IPv6 and additional developments in 2019 continues to highlight Accessible Archives’ ongoing commitment to serve the research community with the most up to date technology.”



Accessible Archives Expands America and World War I Series

Malvern, PA (September 12, 2018)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, a digital publisher of full-text primary source historical collections, announces additional titles to its World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers.

American Military Camp Newspapers, Part II

American Military Camp Newspapers, Part II provides additional military camp newspapers – 12 new titles with 14,849 pages — that support those widely studied topics on America’s contribution to the War effort, the immediate postwar period in America, and the American Expeditionary Force’s “march to the Rhine” to take-up occupation duty. By browsing these scanned newspapers, users will complement their coursework in many areas including American history, social history, political science, military history, and more. This new collection from Accessible Archives provides an unparalleled research experience for students and faculty who would otherwise be unable to access these materials formerly held in microform. In addition, MARC records are now available.

These Camp newspapers also include non-war related advertisements, poetry, short stories, memoirs, jokes, and cartoons.  Photographs and sketches portrayed life in the various camps, on the home front, at the battlefront and in the occupied parts of Germany. (more…)

American County History Completion Update

Accessible Archives Completes Imaging for American County Histories Database
MARC Records Also Now Available for All Seven U.S. Regions

Malvern, PA (June 5, 2018)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced the finalization of the imaging portion of its massive American County Histories collection. The project culminated with the inclusion of the last volumes from the expanded portions of the New England and Mid-Atlantic Regions. Imaging previously was completed for the original coverage of these areas as well as for the Southeast, Southwest, West, Central and Midwest regions.

Published primarily between 1870 and 1923, county histories are a cornerstone of local historical and genealogical research.  They provide historians and genealogists with regional overviews and general community conditions.  Ancestor research often yields collateral information about neighbors, friends and associates.  Additional areas include government, medical and legal professions, churches, industries, schools, fire departments, cemeteries, transportation, and local and regional geological conditions.  For an overview of non-traditional uses and original sources, please see our whitepaper on the topic.

In addition to the careful imaging of these volumes, each article within the volumes is keyed and XML-tagged instead of utilizing dirty OCR. Although this effort is extremely time-consuming forty-one states are fully available with the project targeted for year-end completion. Accessible Archives continues to be the only authority for coverage of all fifty states, Thus, users are able to search by individual county, across a state or region, or throughout the entire country as a unified entry. In addition, a search can be constructed across all additional databases, thus gleaning results from such diverse areas as African American Newspapers, The Civil War, Women’s History and the like.

Accessible Archives provides additional access support through the provision of customized MARC records. These free records are now fully available for all completed images. Access also is supported through all discovery services.

In its role as exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, Unlimited Priorities LLC ® continues to manage this important project by providing technical and production assistance, product development and licensing agreements. Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, observed: “The completion of this immense project opens broad avenues for research covering every aspect of the development of towns and cities, counties and states, and the country as a whole. It also has firmly established Accessible Archives as the foremost digitized source for nationwide coverage of county histories.”

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 and 19th century America. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars and students at all academic levels. Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives.


Iris L. Hanney
Unlimited Priorities LLC

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