Cape Coral, FL (May 2011) – Unlimited Priorities® has facilitated the establishment of the relationship between Accessible Archives, Inc.,© a database publisher, and Ex Libris Group® to make usage reporting easier for its customers who have a relationship with Ex Libris.
Accessible Archives provides access to primary content from the 18th and 19th centuries. Ex Libris has recently certified Accessible Archives as a SUSHI-compliant vendor, meaning their joint customers can subscribe to monthly reports for Accessible Archives databases. SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) is a protocol of COUNTER and NISO.
Through Unlimited Priorities, Accessible Archives established a relationship with Ex Libris in March 2010 that involved providing content to Primo Central. Full updates to that discovery service have been made recently, and ongoing content will be added as it becomes available. Accessible Archives also relied on Unlimited Priorities, the publisher’s exclusive sales and marketing agent, to facilitate the statistics collaboration.
Tom Nagy, Accessible Archives COO, commented: “Accessible Archives is aware of the need for institutions to measure the return on their purchased online content. SUSHI reporting provides a consistent standard to compare usage of online resources.”
Iris Hanney, president of Unlimited Priorities, remarked: “Customers will be happy that Accessible Archives is now part of USTAT’s (usage statistics) SUSHI service. Monthly subscriptions make the effort seamless for libraries.”
About Unlimited Priorities
Unlimited Priorities is attuned to the management requirements of small to mid-size companies in the information industry. We provide executive-level support services by utilizing a highly skilled group of professionals with abundant experience. Our practice specialties include Sales and Marketing, Business Development, Financial Services, Operations Management, Production, Information Technology, and 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. Our goal is to enhance our clients’ abilities to succeed, offering solutions that are realistic, practical, achievable and affordable.
Iris L. Hanney