Malvern, PA (June 1, 2010) - Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has signed an agreement to make its content available through Primo Central, the Ex Libris Group mega-aggregate of scholarly materials
Accessible Archives’ compilations provide in-depth access to primary materials found in colonial newspapers, Civil War books & newspapers, African American newspapers, county histories and Godey’s Lady’s Book. Developed by dedicated instructors and students of Americana, the databases make the content come to life through the inclusion of full page images and use of the latest technology.
Primo Central is a new component of the Ex Libris Primo solution for the discovery and delivery of scholarly materials. It provides users with access to their library’s collection of electronic journals, e-books and other scholarly materials with the same speed and ease that they enjoy when they access local, institutional resources.
Accessible Archives content is now indexed in this centralized index of data harvested from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators so that users can search it alongside the entire library collection. Results are presented in a unified, relevance-ranked list.
Tom Nagy, Accessible Archives COO, commented: "This project began with a request from one of our library customers to add links from the SFX Link Resolver to our collection of African American Newspapers. After further discussion with Ex Libris, we decided to complete the SFX project as well as the Primo Central project. Primary sources are important to the study of American history, and providing easy access to our databases of primary source documents will benefit our academic customers."
Nancy Dushkin, corporate vice president of discovery and delivery solutions at Ex Libris, remarked: "We are thrilled to be embarking on this agreement with Accessible Archives, which will enable our Primo Central customer community to access a vast array of primary resources from American history. Collaborating with world class content providers such as Accessible Archives is fundamental to our strategy of bringing ongoing benefits to libraries and their users."
Accessible Archives will be exhibiting at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., June 25 – 28. Please stop by Booth #4047.
Unlimited Priorities Corporation, the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, facilitated the process of completing the agreement and handling the technical aspects of the project.
About Accessible Archives
Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives utilizes computer technology to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. Developed by dedicated instructors and students of Americana, these databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books and periodicals then current. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars and students at all academic levels.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains a customer base of thousands of sites in more than 75 countries. Dedicated to developing solutions in collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency. By empowering users to discover the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.