MALVERN, Pa., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accessible Archives, Inc.®, a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has expanded its partnership with EBSCO Publishing to include American County Histories to 1900: New England and The Civil War: Parts V and IV in EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement allows metadata from these two resources to be added to the Base Index of EDS.
Some 5,000 published county histories provide historians and genealogists with regional overviews and general community conditions. The volumes in American County Histories to 1900: New England contain detailed information about history, geology, geography, government, family history and many other subject areas related to the New England area. County histories from additional areas of the country will continue to be added. The Civil War: Parts V and IV presents various aspects of the Civil War from both Iowa and Midwestern perspectives through period books and newspapers.
EBSCO Discovery Service users will have the ability to search the full text of Accessible Archives primary sources, bringing an extended list of results alongside additional library resources. EDS creates a unified, customized index of an institution's information resources, and an easy, yet powerful, means of accessing all content from a single search box. EBSCO platform statistics (EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service) are available on demand, allowing reports to be generated at any time. EBSCO's statistical reports conform to NISO Standardized Usage Harvest Initiative (SUSHI). EBSCO has been actively involved in the development of current standards in the library/serials industry, including SUSHI.
Tom Nagy, COO of Accessible Archives, said, "We appreciate the expanded access to these publications provided by EDS. Based on renewed interest in regional histories and genealogy research, and with the capability to search in both text and images across a state, a region or the entire country, we expect usage to increase markedly."
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 solely in microformat, hard copy or as images only. 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, 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, and also facilitated the negotiations for this agreement.
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