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We Stand with Orlando

The 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting was a domestic U.S. terrorist attack that occurred on June 12, 2016, at Pulse, a gay bar and nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The attack was one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history, and the deadliest attack on civilians in the U.S. since September 11, 2001.

Our sympathies and support go out to the LGBT community in Orlando and around the world.

We Stand with Orlando

 

 

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Unlimited Priorities Coordinates Accessible Archives Partnership with University of Delaware

New Agreement Will Enhance Research
for Colored Conventions Project

Malvern, PA (May 24, 2016) – Unlimited Priorities LLC has finalized an agreement between Accessible Archives and the University of Delaware’s (UD) Colored Conventions Project (CCP) that will allow the innovative use of Accessible Archives’ databases.  These include African American Newspapers: The 19th Century, The Liberator and National Anti-Slavery Standard. Accessible Archives’ extension of its standard academic use license will expose those important materials, and additional collections, to the many visitors to the CCP website.  Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing representative for Accessible Archives.

The CCP is a digital collection and teaching website used by students, community scholars and professors across the globe.  This agreement allows CCP, along with the project’s national teaching partners and the thousands of students who engage in original research through CCP’s curriculum, to present images from Accessible Archives’ databases on its ColoredConventions.org website.

Frank Leslies Weekly -- May 4, 1872

Frank Leslies Weekly — May 4, 1872

“The CCP, which brings 19th-century Black organizing to digital life, is pleased to partner with Accessible Archives and to celebrate the company’s long history of productive partnerships with UD”, said P. Gabrielle Foreman, the project’s faculty director and Ned B. Allen Professor of English and professor of history and Black American studies at UD. “The historic Colored Conventions were symbiotically connected with many of the 19th-century African American newspapers offered by Accessible Archives, so this agreement will be a great boon for Colored Conventions’ many users.”

Ann Ardis, UD’s senior vice provost for graduate and professional education and director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, which provided CCP with its first funding, also praised the agreement. “We are thrilled that Accessible Archives will play such a pivotal role in our public humanities outreach to share this rich chapter of African American history,” Ardis said. “With the help of Accessible Archives, the Colored Conventions Project will add greatly to contemporary understandings of the long history of African American struggles for racial justice.”

Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, responded: “Unlimited Priorities specializes in creating partnerships that provide researchers with better access to relevant content.  As the goals of Accessible Archives and University of Delaware were totally in synch, this agreement will benefit the entire information community.”

About Unlimited Priorities LLC

Unlimited Priorities LLC utilizes its highly skilled group of professionals to provide a variety of support services to small and medium-sized companies in the information industry.  The Archival Initiatives Division (AID) offers practical consultative services to libraries, historical societies and associations.  AID provides advice and assistance in archival content selection, rights ownership, project management, workflow analysis, production, distribution of converted content and interaction with commercial entities.  We recognize that each location or organization is unique, requiring customized and locally-based solutions.  By coordinating a library’s project requirements with commercial firms’ interests, Unlimited Priorities creates an atmosphere of mutual cooperation while organizing a successful process at a reasonable cost.

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Happy Holidays from Unlimited Priorities

Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success,
there is no time more fitting than now to say Thank You!

Merry Christmas

We wish you a happy holiday season, a merry Christmas, and a new year full of health, happiness and prosperity.

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Unlimited Priorities LLC Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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

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Can you copyright a chicken sandwich?

Copyright laws can be tricky, especially when dealing with anything other than the typical copyrighted materials.

“Colón claims that SARCO violated his intellectual property rights for both the “recipe” of the Pechu Sandwich and the name of the item itself,” an appeal from the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico says.”He asserts that the term Pechu Sandwich is a creative work, of which he is the author.

The suit might read to some like parody. But Colón saw little humor in the way things unfolded. The sandwich and its name were the products of his imagination, and he believed he was due $10 million dollars in damages.But those are millions the Puerto Rican chicken sandwich whisperer will never see. Last Friday, a U.S. appeals court panel ruled that sandwiches, especially unremarkable chicken sandwiches, are not copyrightable.

 Full story at Man tries to copyright a chicken sandwich,
learns that that’s completely ridiculous

Learn more about the ins and outs of copyright with our Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers ebook.

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We hope to see you at ALA Annual 2015!

AC15_WereExhibitingWe hope to see you in the exhibit hall at ALA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco later this month.  You can find us in the Exhibit Hall at booth number 2107 in the Moscone Center’s South Hall  near the Post Office and the What’s Cooking @ ALA Stage.

With hundreds of exhibiting organizations and stages featuring the hottest authors, and numerous related fun events, the exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning, professional development, and networking that takes place at the conference.

Exhibit Hall Hours

June 26: Friday Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor5:30pm – 7:00pm
June 27: Saturday9:00am – 5:00pm
June 28: Sunday9:00am – 4:00pm
June 29: Monday Exhibits Closing Events9:00am – 2:00pm

If you would like to stop by booth #2107 and talk about how we can help your organization grow, just drop Iris a line at iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com.

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Copyright Clearance Center Launches RightFind™ XML for Mining

XML for Mining is built on the RightFind™ platform, CCC’s unique suite of cloud-based workflow solutions that offer immediate, easy access to a full range of STM peer-reviewed journal content.

Linguamatics I2E text mining software is the first third-party text mining platform integrated with RightFind XML for Mining; integrations with other third-party solutions are planned.Publishers participating in the offering include Springer Science+Business Media, Wiley, BMJ, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, Cambridge University Press, American Diabetes Association, American Society for Nutrition, Future Medicine and more. The module is available to businesses through the sales teams of CCC and RightsDirect, CCC’s European subsidiary.Using RightFind XML for Mining, researchers will be able to identify articles associated with their research from publications to which they subscribe and from those that fall outside their subscriptions.

Learn more at: Copyright Clearance Center Launches Text Mining Solution

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Unlimited Priorities Coordinates with University of Chicago ARTFL Project on Conversion of Historic French Volumes

Cape Coral, FL (June 2, 2015) – The Archival Initiatives Division (AID) of Unlimited Priorities LLC®, a firm specializing in support services to the library and archives communities, has completed its work with the University of Chicago on the ARTFL Project’s latest conversion of French materials.

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. This portion of the project involved the imaging and conversion of a selection of his individual works that the university did not have from the Lewinter edition, utilizing a TEI x Lite XML format. All pages within each volume were imaged, and the text was OCRed and then subjected to data entry, resulting in a 99.95% quality level.

The Encyclopédie méthodique par ordre des matières (“Methodical Encyclopedia by Order of Subject Matter”) was published between 1782 and 1832. This project consisted of text conversion via enhanced OCR processing, and the creation of images from plates contained on negative microfiche. The resultant images then underwent a cleanup process in order to achieve viable OCR.

Mark Olsen, Assistant Director of the ARTFL Project, commented on their ongoing relationship with Unlimited Priorities: “The ARTFL Project has worked with Unlimited Priorities for well over a decade on a variety of scholarly projects with widely divergent technical requirements and work processes. For one project, we required careful TEI compliant transcriptions of complex legal documentation from page images generated by a collaborating institution, while in another, we are working from microfiche materials to scan page images and generate automatically corrected OCR output.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.”

Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, responded: “We relied on our extensive knowledge of data conversion as we faced the challenges presented by the ARTFL Project. Our experience with the vendor community allows us to ensure reliable outcomes, and we are pleased to have been able to apply this expertise to these ARTFL projects. We look forward to participating in additional projects as we continue to retain our position on the cutting edge of this technology.” Continue Reading →

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Thank You from the Hearts of the Hanneys!

May God bless and protect you!

Thank You!We are truly blessed with wonderful friends, community, colleagues and family.  All of us are united in a war we must wage every day, one we must not surrender to: the fight against cancer. How amazing is it to see how dramatically our lives can change in a day, an hour, a minute.  No one ever forgets the moment they hear the words, “You have cancer.”  We believe it renews our resolve to make the most of each moment and remember kindness to our fellow human beings.

We applaud and celebrate the survivors who give us constant hope.  We pray for those fighting for their lives and their strength.  We remember those we have lost.  We must continue to raise funds until we find a cure for this dreaded disease–we will win this battle–treatment and results improve every day!  We must never give up, no matter how hard the battle is that we must fight, sometimes just one hour at a time.

With your help, the ‘From the Hearts of the Hanney’s Campaign’ was able to present The American Cancer Society Relay for life with $20,386.00, totaling some $250,000 in funds raised to fight this disease over the course of the fifteen years we have been devoted to honoring Sam Rugoff and Gerry & Elizabeth Hanney, and so many others.

We are proud to live in a country where this type of fundraiser is possible.  We are proud of our friends, our family, our colleagues, our community, our pets–all who have helped make this possible, even if it meant a financial sacrifice for the greater good–regardless of the economy.  Strive for the words, “You are cured!” Thank you so much for doing the right thing and continuing to – save a life today!

Our love,

John & Iris & the Four P’s!

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Who owns the rights to Goebbels’ Diaries?

A Munich appeals court could Thursday rule in favor of the daughter of a Nazi grandee who is demanding a share of the revenues from a biography of Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda.

“Goebbels” by Peter Longerich

“Goebbels” by Peter Longerich

The higher regional court will hold a hearing on the case about “Goebbels” by Peter Longerich, professor of modern German history at Royal Holloway, University of London. The judges could rule on the case the same day, said a court spokesman.

Cordula Schacht—daughter of Hjalmar Schacht, Adolf Hitler’s economics minister—claims to have inherited the copyright to Mr. Goebbels’ diaries, and to be entitled to royalties for the publication of any excerpts from them.

Ms. Schacht has so far only claimed a share of revenues from sales of the German version which has been on sale since 2010. The English-language version of the biography is due to hit shelves May 7.

More details at: Publisher Awaits Verdict on Quoting Goebbels’ Diaries – WSJ

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