Helping Maria’s Victims in Puerto Rico

We are grateful we survived Hurricane Irma and now it is time to give back. We hope more people will join us in supporting Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez’s organization, Somos Una Voz / We Are One Voice, in helping to get food and medicine to those in need.

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How to Help Harvey’s Victims

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Texas Gulf coast whose lives are being upended by the effects of his storm. Hurricane Harvey’s effects on the Texas coast are likely to be long-lasting.

Those of us watching from afar may feel helpless, but there are ways to help the victims of this massive storm.

Donate money

The best way to help Texans affected by disasters is to donate money to charitable agencies that are experienced in disaster relief, officials say.

Organizations such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army are trained to respond to disasters such as Harvey, which is pounding the Texas Gulf Coast.

“Right now the best thing people can do is donate money,” said Katrina Farmer, director of American Red Cross offices in San Angelo, Abilene and Wichita Falls, Texas cities far from the coastline. “This is going to be an expensive disaster.”

  • American Red Cross. To donate visit redcross.org, call 1- 800-RED CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • The Salvation Army: To donate visit givesalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-725-2769.

Donate blood

Blood centers anticipate a shortage and are putting out urgent pleas for donations. The closure of blood banks and collection centers along the coast paired with likely injuries from the storm will stress existing supplies.

People wishing to donate blood should contact their local community’s Red Cross or check for blood banks in their area.

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National Library Week is Here!

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries TransformLibraries are more about doing than borrowing – more about connecting than simply plugging in – and your local librarian is your expert guide.

Whether you want to get involved in your community, find a job, start a business, or build your digital literacy skills, your library is the key to your transformation.

Visit your nearest library during National Library Week, or visit ILoveLibraries.org.

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Peter Stevens Retires from Unlimited Priorities

Unlimited Priorities LLC announces that Peter Stevens, a valued member of our Client Services Team, is retiring effective January 1, 2017.

Peter Stevens

Peter Stevens

Peter has been involved in every facet of Unlimited Priorities’ success over the past nine years. Peter has had a long and distinguished career in sales, marketing and management with a number of companies within the information industry, including UMI, IAC, ISI, RR Bowker, JA Micropublishing, Newsbank, Ethnic Newswatch, Techbooks (Aptara), and Pacific Data Conversion Corp. As Unlimited Priorities is the exclusive sales and marketing representative for Accessible Archives, Peter will be missed by Accessible Archives’ customers and staff.

Unlimited Priorities congratulates Peter on his retirement and thanks him for his many years of dedicated service. We wish him all the best in his well-earned rest. Peter and his wife, Louise, will now have the opportunity for more travel, catch-up on those reading lists, expand his volunteer work at Bryn Athyn Cathedral, and thoroughly enjoy their children and grandchildren.

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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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