Malvern, PA--January. 28, 2015. Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has entered into an agreement with OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services for libraries, to add MARC records from hundreds of digitized historical book resources to WorldCat for discovery of these valuable resources worldwide. Accessible Archives' diverse primary source collections, which now are available through WorldCat Discovery Services, also include newspapers and periodicals from Colonial and Early America. Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, and also facilitated the negotiations for this agreement.
The Accessible Archives collections that have been added to the central index used by WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local previously were available only as single centrally indexed collections. Libraries currently accessing these collections through the Accessible Archives database (target ID 1940) should switch from that collection to the appropriate individual collection(s). Instructions for configuring the individual collections in the OCLC Service Configuration module are available on the WorldCat Local User Support Center. Further information may be obtained directly from OCLC.
Accessible Archives and OCLC also have partnered to add these collections to the WorldCat knowledge base. This direct feed will save libraries time and will result in fast, easy and reliable access to these critical e-collections for library users.
About Accessible Archives, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives utilizes computer technology and a team of conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy or as images only. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across 18th and 19th 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, newspapers 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. Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives.