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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.”

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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.

Contact:

Iris L. Hanney
President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
239-549-2384
iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com
www.accessible-archives.com


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Accessible Archives Finalizes Imaging of American Military Camp Newspapers

Text Digitization on Pace for Early Completion

 Malvern, PA (November 17, 2017)Accessible Archives, Inc.®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has announced that all images in the American Military Camp Newspapers component of its America and World War I series have been mounted on the website and that the XML-tagged text will be fully available early in 2018.

1917 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. The arrival of American Expeditionary Forces in Europe helped turn the tide in favor of France and Britain, leading to an Allied victory over Germany and Austria in November, 1918. By the time of the armistice, more than 4 million Americans had served in the armed forces and 116,708 had lost their lives. While in-depth perspectives of actual combat are plentiful, information about the soldiers themselves prior to deployment is not so well known. A vast number of troops received their initial combat training in military camps, and camp newspapers chronicle their experiences.

American Military Camp Newspapers makes important original source material – much of it written by soldiers for soldiers – readily available for research and fresh interpretation of events pertaining to The Great War. These newspapers carried articles on what it was like to leave home by both recruits and draftees, the initial excitement of training, the drudgery of camp life, attitudes toward officers and fellow soldiers and ongoing news about the enemy. Also included were non-war related advertisements, poetry, short stories, memoirs, jokes and cartoons.  Photographs and sketches portrayed life in the various camps, on the home front and at the battlefields. Camp personnel, places, and events are described with a richness that brings new credibility and perspective to scholarly research.

As American Military Camp Newspapers enters its final completion stage we are pleased to offer generous pre-publication pricing, with an extra incentive for orders placed by the end of 2017.

There is truly not one part of the nation that was not touched by World War I. American Military Camp Newspapers provides the potential to remind people of the war’s far-reaching significance and perhaps uncover new stories about the American soldier’s experience that we have not yet heard.

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.

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 industry.  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. By coordinating a library’s project requirements with commercial firms’ interests, Unlimited Priorities creates an atmosphere of mutual cooperation while organizing a successful process at a reasonable cost.

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

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

 


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Accessible Archives Announces COUNTER Membership

Implements Release 5 of COUNTER

Malvern, PA (September 20, 2017)Accessible Archives, Inc®, an electronic publisher of full-text primary source historical databases, has joined COUNTER as a full member and announced its intent to become fully compliant with the new COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources: Release 5.

In scholarly publishing, one way of measuring return on investment is to assess circulation and usage statistics. For digital content, the assessment method of choice is COUNTER reporting. In 2016, the COUNTER team began drafting a new version of the Code of Practice to replace Release 4, addressing its inconsistencies while also taking into account the changing needs of both publishers and libraries. The resulting COUNTER Code of Practice: Release 5 was published in July, 2017.

Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Director, welcomed Accessible Archives’ membership: “We are delighted AAI has begun transitioning to Release 5 at this early stage. COUNTER was born from collaborative efforts of scholarly publishers and librarians in 2002. Effective collaboration is still our driving force and therefore having AAI becoming a member is a great bonus! Members make COUNTER possible. Their expertise and support help develop and maintain the Code of Practice to a high standard. Members benefit by being eligible for membership on committees and working groups as vacancies arise. Members also receive our newsletters, ensuring they are up-to-date with developments and can be first to register for events. Their feedback through our annual membership survey informs our priorities every year.” (more…)


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