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Unlimited Priorities and NCSU Libraries Partner to Create Model Data Mining Agreement

Cape Coral, FL (March 24, 2015)Unlimited Priorities LLC, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, and The North Carolina State University Libraries (NCSU Libraries), have collaborated to open up Accessible Archives’ databases for text and data mining for client libraries.

Text and data mining (TDM) encompasses dozens of computationally-intensive techniques and procedures used to examine and transform data and metadata. At its core, TDM uses high-speed computing technology to examine large data sets in order to recognize and model meaningful patterns and rules.

Unlimited Priorities orchestrated this initiative at the request of Darby Orcutt, Assistant Head, Collection Management, at The NCSU Libraries. Mr. Orcutt explained: “Through this model agreement, Unlimited Priorities and Accessible Archives have become even stronger partners with libraries in supporting the current and emerging needs of researchers. They quickly and positively responded to the opportunity for a win-win relationship in this area. Not only does this agreement open up large and high-quality historical datasets for mining by our users, but as scholars come to understand this content in ways that only such computational research makes possible, the value of these resources for academia correspondingly increases.”

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Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers, 2nd Printing Announced

The Pocket Copyright Guide for PublishersPocket Copyright Guide for Publishers contains information vital to publishers. It discusses a wide variety of topics and problems that are faced by today’s publishing community. As such, it also is a must-have reference tool for both public and academic libraries.

Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers, authored by Laura N. Gasaway, Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and edited by Iris L. Hanney and published by Unlimited Priorities LLC, is available for $14.95 as an eBook.

The initial run of the print edition sold out quickly, and popular demand has necessitated a 2nd printing. The hard copy book is available as a bundle with the e-Book edition, and the price for the combined versions is $24.95. The book is available for immediate delivery.

“This book is my type of reading, and its concise explanations of legal concepts and requirements will enable me to better serve my colleagues, and in a manner they will fancy: cogent brevity.”

—Ronald Weyhrauch, RAC (US)

 

“Gasaway provides a narrative and allows publishers to gauge the depth of understanding they require. If further information is needed, she points publishers to resources beyond the scope of the book through thorough referencing.”

—Daniel J. Gross, Attorney, Myers Wolin LLC

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Unlimited Priorities Coordinates Publishing Partner Agreement Between Accessible Archives and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Cape Coral, FL (January 30, 2015) – Unlimited Priorities LLC, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, has announced that it has finalized a publishing partners agreement between Accessible Archives, Inc. and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library located in Springfield, Illinois.

Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, will preserve in digital format a number of primary source collections relating to President Lincoln and the State of Illinois.  Once the materials have been digitized and made fully searchable, they will be available to genealogists, scholars, students, and those studying historical issues of personal interest as new or enhanced databases by Accessible Archives.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Established in 1889 as the Illinois State Historical Library by the Illinois General Assembly, it later was renamed the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to reflect its essential role in telling the story of Abraham Lincoln’s life.  The library holds an impressive collection of Lincoln materials, among them Lincoln family letters and a prized collection of Lincolniana and assassination materials.  In addition, the library contains the premier collection of materials on Illinois history, including myriad books, original maps and thousands of boxes of personal papers and other records relating to Illinois’ political, business, and cultural leaders.  The Library’s county history collection provides at least one history from each of Illinois’ 102 counties, which over time will become available through Accessible Archives.  The Library also stages exhibits that showcase its impressive historical holdings relating to all aspects of Illinois history, including an extensive Civil War collection and strong offerings on slavery and abolition, early settlement, church and community histories, and Illinois coal mining. Continue Reading →

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Unlimited Priorities Coordinates Accessible Archives’ Agreement With Scholarly iQ to Upgrade COUNTER Usage Reporting

Cape Coral, FL (January 29, 2015) – Unlimited Priorities LLC, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, has announced that it has coordinated and finalized an agreement between Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, and Scholarly iQ whereby the latter will provide upgraded COUNTER usage reporting to Accessible Archives’ customers.

Usage statistics for Accessible Archives’ collections will become available April 1, 2015 using the new COUNTER Release 4 (R4) standards.  Scholarly iQ, a provider of eBusiness solutions to the academic publishing market, will provide these and other reporting and data management services.  This upgraded capability provides an extra benefit for Accessible Archives’ customers,  utilizing the latest version of the agreed international set of standards and protocols governing the recording and exchange of such online usage data to ensure independent reporting of publishers’ usage statistics.

Iris Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, discussed the importance of COUNTER compliance: “In today’s challenging economic market, ensuring that trusted, independent reporting of usage statistics is available to libraries is critical as this data is used to effectively demonstrate content value to subscribing institutions.  Partnering with Scholarly iQ will ensure Accessible Archives remains compliant with the COUNTER R4 standard, allowing them to better serve the scholarly library community.”

The COUNTER Release 4 standards contain the following new features to improve the delivery of consistent, credible and comparable usage statistics:

  • A single, integrated Code of Practice covering journals, databases, books, reference works and multimedia content
  • An expanded list of Definitions, including terms such as ‘multimedia full content unit’, ‘record view’, ‘result click’, as well as different categories of ‘access denied’, etc. that are used for the first time in Release 4
  • Enhancements of the SUSHI (Standardised Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) protocol designed to facilitate its implementation by vendors and its use by librarians
  • The ability to report usage of Gold Open Access articles separately, via the new “Journal Report 1 GOA.”
  • An expanded “Journal Report 2,” which includes information on denied-access content and unlicensed content, in addition to the “Turnaways” data, which is covered by earlier COUNTER Releases.
  • A modified “Journal Report 5,” which reports on the usage of full-text article requests by year and by journal from a library’s acquired archival content.
  • Inclusion of Book DOI in the usage reports, to facilitate not only the management of usage data, but also the linking of usage data to other data relevant to collections of online content.
  • An expanded Database Report 2, which now includes ‘access denied: content item not licenced’, in addition to the ‘Turnaways’ (access denied: simultaneous/concurrent user licence limit exceeded) covered in earlier Releases.
  • Modified Database Reports, in which the previous requirement to report Session counts has been dropped, and new requirements, to report Record Views and Result Clicks, have been added. (Database Report 3 has also been renamed Platform Report 1).
  • A requirement, in Book Report 2, that the type of Section covered in the report be defined
  • Removal of Book Report 6: Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Service, which is replaced by Platform Report 1.
  • A new report, Multimedia Report 1, which covers the usage of non-textual multimedia resources, such as audio, video and images, by reporting the number of successful requests for multimedia full content units
  • Flexibility in the usage reporting period that allows you to specify a date range for your usage reports
  • A single, integrated Code of Practice covering journals, databases, books, reference works and multimedia content.

“The academic publishing market is fast becoming increasingly online and data driven,” said Gary Van Overborg, CEO and founder, Scholarly iQ. “The COUNTER R4 standard provides trust and accountability in understanding the business value of digital products. Supporting and adhering to these latest standards is a must, and we are delighted to be working with Accessible Archives at this tremendously exciting time.”

About Unlimited Priorities LLC

 Unlimited Priorities provides unique solutions to the wide variety of challenges facing both commercial and not-for-profit entities throughout the information community. From sales and marketing support to administrative and production issues, we offer effective resolutions. By integrating the diversified talents of our highly skilled group of professionals from all fields into their organizational structures, Unlimited Priorities provides clients with the flexibility to successfully attain their specific goals in a systematic and efficient manner while optimizing their financial and personnel resources.

About Accessible Archives, Inc.

 Founded in 1990, Accessible Archives utilizes computer technology and a team of conversion specialists to provide vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy or as images only. Diverse primary source materials reflecting broad views across 18th and 19th American history and culture have been assembled into comprehensive databases. Developed by dedicated instructors and students of Americana, these databases allow access to the rich store of materials from leading books, newspapers and periodicals then current. Accessible Archives will continue to add titles covering important topics and time periods to assist scholars and students at all academic levels. Unlimited Priorities LLC is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives.

Tom Nagy, COO
Accessible Archives, Inc.
tnagy@accessible.com
866-296-1488
www.accessible-archives.com
Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC
239-549-2384
iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com

About Scholarly iQ

 Scholarly iQ provides independent, trusted eBusiness solutions to the academic publishing market. Leaders in usage reporting since 2002, SiQ services integrate and deliver meaningful data accurately and on time for better business decisions.

SiQ leverages leading technologies and has a solid team of professionals in online publishing, web analytics, database integration, and web site development, providing legendary client support 24×7 with energy, enthusiasm and commitment. This combination ensures that SiQ continuously provide exemplary customer centric solutions with industry leading people, processes and technologies.

In addition, SiQ actively supports the academic publishing market as a whole through community participation including NISO’s SUSHI Developers Group and Business Information Topic Committee (www.niso.org) , the Society for Scholarly Publishing (www.sspnet.org), UKSG (www.uksg.org) and COUNTER’s International Advisory Board (www.projectcounter.org). For more information, visit www.scholarlyiq.com or https://twitter.com/ScholarlyIQ.

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Praise for Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers

Publishing Quarterly Research Provides Critical Review

Cape Coral, FL (January 21, 2015) – Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers, an eBook geared specifically toward copyright issues faced by the publishing community, is the recipient of an outstanding review in Publishing Research Quarterly, an international forum for the publication of original peer-reviewed papers offering significant research and analyses on the full range of the publishing industry. This review was published online 21 October 2014 _ Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014.

Pocket Copyright Guide for PublishersAuthored by Laura N. Gasaway, Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and published by Unlimited Priorities LLC®, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers posits that copyright is the lifeblood of publishers and provides a basic knowledge of copyright law crucial to the publishing community.

Daniel J. Gross is an attorney and in-house counsel at Myers Wolin LLC, an intellectual property law firm. In his review he writes that in a rapidly shifting publishing environment “…publishers do not always have a legal department to advise them on contract and copyright issues. Some don’t even have staff. It is critical that these publishers understand the rules of the game they are choosing to play—no matter how much they minimize their overhead. It is in this context that Laura Gasaway’s Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers shines—as a clear and concise rulebook for the game publishers choose to play.”

Discussing the book’s arrangement Mr. Gross observes: “While maintaining a narrow focus on copyright issues relevant to publishers, there is impressive depth within that focus. Gasaway deftly handles topics, such as reversions and terminations, which are critical to publishers but not fully understood by even seasoned lawyers outside of her specialty. Throughout each chapter, headings point publishers to topics and keywords they should be aware of, even if they need not fully digest the discussion provided.” As to critical issues “… Gasaway provides a narrative and allows publishers to gauge the depth of understanding they require. If further information is needed, she points publishers to resources beyond the scope of the book through thorough referencing.”

Regarding the subject of litigation Mr. Gross points out that “Gasaway wisely advises publishers on avoiding litigation. Particularly in the age of micro- and self-publication, a lawsuit could devastate companies just starting out.” However, he does go on to say that “…a good lawyer should work with the publisher to control costs, while improving the likelihood of achieving their goals.”

Mr. Gross concludes that Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers is “…a tremendously useful reference for publishers. Many of the books on my shelf are treatises, and a book covering similar scope may span three inches of real estate. This book limits its thickness to a mere fraction of an inch by maintaining a consistent focus on aspects of the law relevant to publishers, while outsourcing additional information through references. Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers provides a crucial book of rules, allowing publishers to painlessly become acquainted with the basics and seamlessly access further information when needed.”

About Unlimited Priorities

Unlimited Priorities LLC provides unique solutions to the wide variety of challenges facing both commercial and not-for-profit entities throughout the information community. From sales and marketing support to administrative and production issues, we offer effective resolutions. By integrating the diversified talents of our highly skilled group of professionals from all fields into their organizational structures, Unlimited Priorities provides clients with the flexibility to successfully attain their specific goals in a systematic and efficient manner while optimizing their financial and personnel resources.

Contact

Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC®
239-549-2384
iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com

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Mark Puterbaugh Joins the Unlimited Priorities Team

Mark D. Puterbaugh has joined the Client Services Team at Unlimited Priorities LLC® as Library Consultant. He will create and present webinars covering products of companies employing Unlimited Priorities’ sales and marketing services to the library community.

Mark Puterbaugh

Mark Puterbaugh

Mark Puterbaugh has worked in a university environment for nearly 25 years. He holds a Master of Science degree in Information Studies from Drexel University in Philadelphia, and is the Information Services Librarian in the Warner Memorial Library at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Eastern University, Mark was employed as Office Systems Administrator / Senior Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. There he coordinated a number of different technical and administrative areas and served as the webmaster for the school’s website and its virtual learning space, while also teaching elective courses on computing.

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Copyright Guide Table of Contents

Copyright law can be confusing…

The Pocket Copyright Guide for PublishersAuthored by Laura N. Gasaway, Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers helps alleviate this problem.

Each chapter covers a specific topic including basics of copyright law; registration; assignments and transfers; granting and obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted works; the use photographs, audiovisual works and other materials from websites; exceptions to copyright, such as fair use; licensing and collective rights societies; the digital environment; enforcement of copyright; international aspects of copyright; and industry trends.

  1. Copyright basics —  Requirements for obtaining a copyright, what is eligible for protection, authorship, works for hire, ownership, duration of copyright, exclusive rights of the copyright owner, the rights a publisher must have, what constitutes infringement, damages, etc.
  2. Registration of copyrights, assignments and transfers – Importance of copyright registration, how to register a work, obtaining assignments from the author or other copyright holder, transfers of copyright and recordation of transfers.  What happens to the copyright upon the death of the author, dealing with copyright heirs, and terminations of copyright after the statutory period for licenses expires.
  3. Permissions (seeking and granting) – How to seek permission to use copyrighted works in compilations and other works, the utility of establishing a system for granting permission for use of works for which the company holds copyright, and orphan works,
  4. Using photographs, music, audiovisual works and other nonprint materials from websites – Difficulties in determining the copyright status of these works, how to seek and document permissions, disclaimers, royalty free images, and decisions to use works without permission.
  5. Exceptions to copyright protection:  first sale, fair use, educational and library uses – Understanding fair use, first sale and other statutory exceptions to the Copyright Act, considering whether to grant greater rights to use works to certain institutions and individuals.
  6. Licensing and collective rights societies – Overview of major collective rights societies, determining whether to join a collective rights society, royalties, and Creative Commons licenses.
  7. The digital environment – Unique copyright problems the digital environment has created for publishers, necessary grant of rights, institutional repositories and open archives, and mass digitization cases.
  8. Enforcing copyrights – How publishers can enforce their rights without litigation, liability, criminal infringement, remedies and defenses, and license violations.
  9. International aspects – Protecting copyrights internationally, and whether to be concerned about such protection.
  10. Trends – What publishers may expect as predicted by recent litigation and Congressional action and discussions, and operation of law trends.

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Copyright, Common Mistakes and Myths Webinar

Copyright, Common Mistakes and Myths

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Thursday, September 18 at 2:00pm EDT for Copyright, Common Mistakes and Myths Webinar.

Primarily aimed at small and mid-sized publishers, this webinar focuses on copyright law, common mistakes and myths about copyright. Copyright is the lifeblood of publishers. Not only are their works produced protected by copyright, but publishers must contract with authors, photographers and often other publishers in order to obtain permission to use portions of copyrighted works in the new works they are publishing. Publishers make mistakes in dealing with copyright and often rely on myths about the applicability of defenses such as fair use, first sale and others. Recent litigation will also be addressed.

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Print Edition of Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers Released

Unlimited Priorities Releases Print Edition of
Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers

Author Laura N. Gasaway Is Recognized Copyright Authority

Cape Coral, FL (July 23, 2014)Unlimited Priorities LLC®, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, announces the availability of the print version of its original eBook, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers, authored by Laura N. Gasaway, Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A basic knowledge of copyright law is crucial to working effectively with authors on such issues as transfers of copyright, terms of copyright, terminations and ownership. In addition, publishers must contract with authors and photographers — and often other publishers — to obtain permission for use of portions of copyrighted materials in new works. While larger publishers have in-house legal counsel or hired attorneys to offer advice on copyright matters, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers provides information vital to those smaller publishers unable afford such legal support.

Each chapter in Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers addresses a specific topic including basics of copyright law; registration; assignments and transfers; granting and obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted works; the use photographs, audiovisual works and other materials from websites; exceptions to copyright, such as fair use; licensing and collective rights societies; the digital environment; enforcement of copyright; international aspects of copyright; and industry trends.

Laura N. (Lolly) Gasaway was formerly Law Library Director and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina School of Law. She has taught courses in Advanced Copyright Law, Art Law and Cyberspace Law. Lolly is past president of the American Association of Law Libraries, a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association, and current member of the Board of Directors of the Copyright Clearance Center. She previously has published three books and numerous articles on copyright law.

Edited by Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers is available for $14.95 as an eBook only, or for $24.95 as an eBook/Print Edition bundle at http://unlimitedpriorities.com/order/

About Unlimited Priorities

Unlimited Priorities LLC provides unique solutions to the wide variety of challenges facing both commercial and not-for-profit entities throughout the information community. From sales and marketing support to administrative and production issues, we offer effective resolutions. By integrating the diversified talents of our highly skilled group of professionals from all fields into their organizational structures, Unlimited Priorities provides clients with the flexibility to successfully attain their specific goals in a systematic and efficient manner while optimizing their financial and personnel resources.

Contact

Iris L. Hanney, President
Unlimited Priorities LLC®
239-549-2384
iris.hanney@unlimitedpriorities.com
www.unlimitedpriorities.com

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Tracey Armstrong, Copyright Clearance Center CEO, to Provide Foreword for Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers

Unlimited Priorities eBook Offers Key Legal Information

Cape Coral, FL (June 19, 2014) — Unlimited Priorities LLC, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, along with consultative services to the library and archives communities, is proud to announce that Tracey Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer at Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., has agreed to write the foreword to its forthcoming eBook, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers, a publication geared specifically toward copyright issues faced by these organizations.

Authored by Laura N. Gasaway, Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and edited by Iris L. Hanney, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers provides a basic knowledge of copyright law. Each chapter covers a specific topic offering advice on copyright matters to those smaller publishers who do not have in-house legal counsel and cannot afford to hire outside attorneys.

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