Cape Coral, FL (October 13, 2015) – Unlimited Priorities LLC, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries – as well as libraries, associations and other institutions – proudly celebrates its 10th anniversary.
More than three decades spent in the information industry provided Iris L. Hanney, then President of an Information Publishing Group, an overview of all aspects of this community and the challenges faced by vendors, clients and libraries. Unlimited Priorities LLC was founded to assist smaller companies whose financial situations placed them at a disadvantage when competing with larger organizations. From sales and marketing support to administrative and production issues, the talents of its skilled group of professionals from all fields support all aspects of a company’s structure.
The Archival Initiatives Division (AID) provides assistance in content selection, rights ownership, project management, workflow analysis, production, distribution of converted content and interaction with commercial entities for university libraries and historical societies.
Providing support services over the years, Unlimited Priorities has:
- Provided sales and marketing support
- Established budget and forecasting protocols
- Brokered the sale of companies
- Negotiated cooperative agreements between vendors
- Created an XML-based workflow system
- Aided companies in becoming COUNTER compliant
- Assisted libraries in monetizing special collections
- Negotiated rights and permissions and content licensing
- Negotiated publishing partnerships between libraries and vendors
- Created of a Model Data Mining Agreement
- Published Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers
As we continue to adhere to our primary mission — providing clients with the flexibility to successfully attain their specific goals in a systematic and efficient manner — we have been grateful for the acceptance and support of members from all areas of this unique community and heartily thank them.
Iris came up through the ranks in the information industry and earned her place as one of the most knowledgeable people in that industry, especially with respect to marketing, sales, and product development. When she started Unlimited Priorities, I had some doubts as to how well a company that was established to help other companies take advantage of industry opportunities would be received. In typical Iris fashion, however, her persistence and boundless energy wiped away all potential objections, and her company has flourished for the past 10 years. Congratulations and best wishes to Iris and Unlimited Priorities.
Tom Hogan, President and CEO, Information Today, Inc.
Unlimited Priorities is always there to help you with those projects that need to get done, but you can’t find the time or resources. High quality and reliable. Thank you for all you have done over the last 10 years, Iris!
Mary Sauer Games, Vice President, Product Management, OCLC
Unlimited Priorities has flourished in a space where most—almost all—fail. It’s really a testament to Iris Hanney’s grit and sales chops that this idea took root, sprouted, and ultimately flowered. It’s also an interesting paradox that the skill-set that it takes to sell Unlimited Priorities’ services to customers is the very same skill-set that those customers need—sales, persistence, management savvy, and extensive industry connections. Congratulations Iris on a job well done.
Mark Sandler, Director, Center for Library Initiatives,
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
I have worked with Iris for over thirty years, as a client, vendor and friend. We have crossed paths and worked together quite frequently during our careers. One would be hard pressed to find someone not only with the breadth of knowledge, but also the depth of knowledge Iris has in the publishing industry. She has the unbridled desire to provide the best possible solution to her clients utilizing the latest methods and technologies available. She truly cares about her clients and the work she produces. It has been a pleasure to work with Iris at Unlimited Priorities and congratulations on 10 years of success!
Todd Stein, Manager of Systems and Information, Day-Pak, Inc.
Congratulations to Iris and the Unlimited Priorities team on 10 years in business! I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Iris over the course of all of these 10 years (and more). Iris’ success with Unlimited is no surprise because she continuously brings her full enthusiasm along with her extensive knowledge to every challenge. Her quick insight into business opportunities and action orientation are refreshing and distinguishing attributes in a crowded consulting space. I look forward to the next 10 years of Iris’ advice and counsel!
Mark Herrick, Senior Vice President, Business Development
& Strategy | EBSCO Information Services
When we brought Unlimited Priorities in to assist our small company they literally touched every aspect of the business — budgeting and production, sales and marketing, pricing and licensing, discovery services and library community memberships. They also revised our conversion process — both production and costs – ,and coordinated our IT processes including upgrading our interface and navigation systems and moving us into the latest COUNTER environment. Their ongoing involvement has resulted in sustained growth, both in sales and in our database offerings.
Tom Nagy, COO,
Accessible Archives, Inc.
Unlimited Priorities understands the library world well, working with its members to ensure cost effective acquisitions. They are adept at creative pricing solutions, and ask our community for advice when involved with something that will affect us directly such as creating effective user support materials or a licensing agreement. Much of their success is a result of close interaction with librarians, tapping into our experience and knowledge in order to gain a better insight of our requirements.
Robert Murdoch, Assistant University Librarian
for Collections & Technical Services Administration
Brigham Young University
The ARTFL Project has worked with Unlimited Priorities over the past decade on a variety of scholarly projects with widely divergent technical requirements and work processes. One of the great strengths of UP is their expertise which allows them adapt to our wide ranging requirements and to deliver cost effective solutions which directly benefit both our collaborators and our user community.
Mark Olsen, Assistant Director of the ARTFL Project,
University of Chicago