MALVERN, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accessible Archives, Inc., an electronic publisher of primary source historical databases, has signed an agreement with ShipIndex.org to create links between their databases. The links will take users directly from a reference in ShipIndex.org to a newspaper article from Accessible Archives. Thousands of links are now available for ShipIndex.org subscription customers. Accessible Archives customers will see the full text with one click.
Painstaking research was involved, but project participants enlisted the help of licensing and technology experts at Unlimited Priorities Corporation®, the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives.
Tom Nagy, Accessible Archives COO, said: "Librarians are particularly interested in Civil War material because of its 150th anniversary. Our collections contain a wealth of information from the 18th and 19th centuries, but we chose to begin this project by focusing on the Civil War era."
Peter McCracken, co-creator of ShipIndex.org, responded: "I enjoyed working with Accessible Archives and Unlimited Priorities Corporation. Both were extremely helpful in offering resources to test the concept and providing the necessary technology to create links." McCracken added, "As an example of what I found in Accessible Archives, there was a newspaper report written by the captain of the Waterloo - a first-hand account of how the ship was rammed and sunk by a whale."
Genealogists and academics will want to mine ShipIndex.org to learn more about a specific vessel on which an individual traveled, served, or worked.
Sail by the waves of attendees at the American Library Association Conference in New Orleans next week and visit Booths 2225 (Accessible Archives/Unlimited Priorities) and 3818 (ShipIndex.org).
About Accessible Archives, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives provides vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy, or images. Primary source material reflecting broad views across American history and culture have been assembled to allow access to leading books, newspapers, and periodicals then current, as identified by dedicated instructors and students of Americana. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods.
About Ship Index
ShipIndex.org tells people - researchers, genealogists, artists, historians, model shipbuilders, and many others - which books, magazines, websites, databases, CD-ROMs, and more mention the ships they're researching. Over 140,000 citations are freely available, and the premium database contains nearly 2 million citations, and is always growing. ShipIndex.org was created by Peter McCracken and Mike McCracken, two co-founders of Serials Solutions.
About Unlimited Priorities Corporation
Unlimited Priorities serves small to mid-size companies in the information industry. A highly skilled group of professionals provide executive-level support services in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Finance, Operations, Production, Technology, Content Development, and Licensing. Our new Archival Initiatives Division provides advice to libraries, historical societies, and industry associations in selecting, distributing, and monetizing their valuable archival content.
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