Ex Libris Announces Agreement with Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives joins the growing ranks of publishers
making authoritative content available through the Primo Central service
Jerusalem, Israel — Ex Libris® Group is pleased to announce that scholarly resources from Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, will be directly available via the Primo Central mega-aggregate of scholarly e-content.
The compilations from Accessible Archives provide in-depth access to primary materials related to American history, such as colonial newspapers, Civil War books and newspapers, African American newspapers, county histories, and Godey’s Lady’s Book magazine. Developed by Americana experts, the databases make the content come to life through the inclusion of full-page images and the use of the latest technology.
A new component of the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, the Primo Central index of scholarly materials provides users with access to their library’s entire collection of electronic journals, e-books, and other scholarly content with the same speed and ease that they enjoy when they access local, institutional resources. Primo presents the search results in a single merged list, sorted by relevance. Accessible Archives content is now included in this centralized index of data, which is harvested from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators.
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 go forward with 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 related to American history. Collaborating with world-class content providers such as Accessible Archives is fundamental to our strategy of continuously bringing new benefits to libraries and their users.”
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.