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Unlimited Priorities Coordinates with ISSEL on Implementation of COUNTER: Release 4

Cape Coral, FL (January 16, 2014) — Unlimited Priorities LLC®, a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, is coordinating the process of companies upgrading to COUNTER: Release 4 in conjunction with ISSEL, a British firm and vendor member of COUNTER. The COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources: Release 4 is an integrated Code of Practice covering journals, databases, books, reference works and multimedia content. Release 4 replaces both Release 3, incorporating journals and databases, and Release 1, encompassing books and reference works.

COUNTER provides an international extendible Code of Practice for e-Resources that allows the usage of online information products and services to be measured in a credible, consistent and compatible way using vendor-generated data. The changes in Release 4 are a combination of housekeeping to reflect the ongoing changing ways content is becoming available, synchronization of previous versions of the standard, and responses to user feedback reflecting an expanded familiarity working with COUNTER. Information on Project COUNTER is available at: www.projectcounter.org.

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Advising the American Congregational Association

Unlimited Priorities to Advise American Congregational Association
on Strategic Partnerships Regarding Content

Cape Coral, FL, July 24, 2013Unlimited Priorities (UPriorities), a firm specializing in support for organizations within the information industry, has been retained by the American Congregational Association (ACA), a non-profit organization.

The Congregational Library and Archives, administered by ACA, houses a rare book section containing an unusually rich representation of seventeenth-century works. It also retains 1,500 different serials and periodicals, newspapers from moral reform and missionary societies, the abolitionist press, women’s writings, African American studies, and many other general historical and religious platforms.

ACA’s goal in developing the digitization distribution and subsequent revenue stream allows them to fulfill a primary purpose of their mission which is the preservation of critical church records.

UPriorities will support the Library in achieving its goals. Specifically, UPriorities will identify potential partners, assess the existing collections, review the competitive landscape, and collaborate with the library and its partners on negotiating mutually advantageous terms and conditions for licensing, digitization and distribution.

Peggy Bendroth, Executive Director of the Congregational Library, said: “We are pleased to be working with Unlimited Priorities. They clearly understand our mission as a not-for-profit library, and have presented us with a plan that will both honor our organizational commitments and bring us closer to achieving them.”

Iris Hanney observed: “Unlimited Priorities has negotiated licenses and digitization with every key player in the information industry. Complementing Unlimited Priorities’ skills with ACA’s rich content will bring these invaluable reference materials to scholars and genealogists worldwide.”

About American Congregational Association

The American Congregational Association administers The Congregational Library and Archives formed in 1853 as part of an effort to preserve and disseminate the history of the Congregational tradition. Begun with the gift of 56 books from its supporters’ personal collections the library has continued to grow through similar gifts and aggressive acquisition of sixteenth and seventeenth-century Puritan literature. Offering an extensive array of contemporary and classic religious materials, the 225,000 item collection includes a wide variety of resources on American religion, New England local and town histories, and three hundred years of records documenting the history of American Congregationalism.

About Unlimited Priorities LLC®

Unlimited Priorities is attuned to the management requirements of organizations in the information industry, both commercial and not-for-profit. 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, Social Media, and Content Development and Licensing. Our Archival Initiatives Division offers advice to libraries, historical societies, and industry associations in selecting, distributing, and monetizing their valuable archival content.

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

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Delores Meglio Joins Unlimited Priorities in Marketing Role

Cape Coral, FL, March 27, 2013 — Iris L. Hanney, president of Unlimited Priorities LLC®, a company specializing in support for organizations within the information industry, has announced that Delores Meglio, long-time member of that industry, has joined the company in a dual capacity. Delores will market publishing e-services for Unlimited Priorities’ clients.

Delores Meglio

Delores Meglio

Delores Meglio has spent more than 25 years in the information industry. She is a recognized expert in the field of digital publishing, database management and content aggregation. She has in-depth experience in new business development, contracts and licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and sales support. Prior to joining Unlimited Priorities Delores served as Vice President of Publisher Relations at Knovel, where she was responsible for guiding content selection, licensing and production. She formerly was Senior Vice President for Ziff-Davis and Thomson Corporation, producing more than 100 highly profitable online and Web-enabled databases in technology, business, and health. As Vice President of the New York Times Information Division, she developed ground-breaking databases for the White House and the oil, gas and energy industries. Delores is a graduate of City College of New York, holds a Masters Degree in Information Science from St. John s University and attended the INSEAD European Management Institute in Fontainebleau, France. In 1992, she won the YWCA Tribute to Women in Business Award.

Commenting on the hiring Iris Hanney said, “This is an exciting time for Unlimited Priorities. Delores’s background more than qualifies her for both her roles. With her expertise in relationship building and her MLS degree I am confident that she will contribute significantly to the company’s continued growth.”

About Unlimited Priorities LLC

Unlimited Priorities is attuned to the management requirements of organizations in the information industry, both commercial and not-for-profit. 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, Social Media, and Content Development and Licensing. Our Archival Initiatives Division offers 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.

Media Contact:

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

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Unlimited Priorities coordinates sale of Lily database to CIC

CIC LogoUnlimited Priorities, acting in its capacity as sales and marketing agent for Accessible Archives, has coordinated the sale of the Lily database to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of thirteen research universities: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin and the University of Chicago.

The Lily, the first newspaper for women, was edited by Amelia Bloomer from 1849 to 1854 and by Mary Birdsall during 1855 and 1856, after which it ceased publication. Conceived as a temperance journal – writing deemed the best way for women to work for reform – it gradually began to include articles about other subjects of interest to women, such as child-bearing and education. However, coverage soon turned to the issue of women’s rights, with articles about laws unfair to women and demanding change. Many of these were penned by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a driving force behind the first women’s rights convention, who played a leadership role in the women’s rights movement for fifty years.

All CIC members will receive permanent access to The Lily.

The Accessible Archives press release is here: CIC Purchases The Lily Database

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Mark Gauthier has joined our Team of Experts

Mark Gauthier

Mark Gauthier

We’re pleased to announced that Mark Gauthier has joined our team of executive-level professionals to bring increased expertise in database publishing and workflow re-engineering.

Mark was most recently Vice President, Indexing and Editorial Services at H.W. Wilson. He managed the editorial and production operations of ten periodical indexes, the Wilson retrospective databases, full text services, and Current Biography. He also oversaw Wilson’s name and subject authority files and coordinated the editorial studies conducted by the American Library Association’s Committee on Wilson Indexes.

Commenting on the latest additions to the Unlimited Priorities team, Iris L. Hanney, President said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark who complements our existing team and adds to the depth of our expertise in all aspects of database publishing and workflow re-engineering, both critical to the success of companies in the information industry. The addition of Mark to our team will continue to ensure that we are able to offer our clients the most current expertise available.”

For more information, see Mark’s Bio on our Team Page.

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An XML-based Workflow System for ClerkBase

Unlimited Priorities is investigating the introduction of an XML-based workflow management system for ClerkBase, Inc. a publishing company focused on the needs of municipal governments. Their core product gives the public easy search and retrieval tools to access public documents such as meeting agendas, minutes, city codes, and manager reports. ClerkBase wants to establish a common format for these documents, convert the legacy ones and put in place a workflow management system so that all new documents can be rapidly converted to the same formats. Because ClerkBase is growing rapidly they need to ensure that they are using the most efficient and cost effective methods to publish their content.

Unlimited Priorities is reviewing their current processes and helping them develop a strategy for vendor selection to ensure that all documents could be converted to a modern XML format by introducing a state-of-the-art workflow management system.

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Indiana University Student to Attend 2012 Annual Conference

Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference
Grant Winner is Announced

Indiana University Student to Attend 2012 Annual Conference

Cape Coral, FL, June 1, 2012 – The board of directors of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant has announced this year’s award recipient. The winning essay was submitted by Timothy Thompson, a student in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University in Bloomington. Mr. Thompson will receive a $1,500.00 grant to help defray the cost of attending the ALA 2012 Annual Conference, Anaheim, California in June.

ALA Anaheim 2012Each year the grant’s monetary awards subsidize attendance at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference for deserving Master of Library Science degree candidates. Successful applicants are selected based on economic need and the quality of an essay based on criteria set by the board.

Scheduled to graduate in August, 2012, Timothy Thompson currently lives in Bloomington. He recently completed a year abroad on an academic fellowship in Brazil.

The board of directors continues to seek both corporate and individual donations in support of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant. It believes that exposure to the programs, seminars, contacts and other conference benefits will foster an on-going love of and dedication to the cause of librarianship in students who otherwise would be unable to attend, reflecting the values exhibited by Bob Asleson throughout his life and long professional career.

Complete details of the grant, including information on donation participation, are available on the website at www.aslesongrant.org. Several levels of support are available, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Iris L. Hanney, Chairman of the Board
Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant
1930 SW 48th Lane
Cape Coral, FL 33914
239-549-23842
239 549-3168 Fax
info@aslesongrant.org

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Unlimited Priorities Receives 2011 Best of Business Award

SBCA Community Award Honors Continued Excellence

Cape Coral, FL, January 18, 2012Unlimited Priorities LLC, a company specializing in support for organizations within the information industry, has been selected for the 2011 Best of Business Award, Management Consulting Services, by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA Community). Unlimited Priorities previously achieved this honor in 2009.

SBCA Community AwardSBCA Community is a San Francisco-based private sector entity providing small business owners with the information and resources needed to comply with laws and regulations required take advantage of government programs and services to help start, expand and run their businesses. It provides access to all forms, contact information, guidance with laws and regulations, and help in applying for government assistance programs.

Utilizing consumer feedback, the SBCA 2011 Award Program identifies the top 5% of companies that have demonstrated those qualities that make small businesses a vital part of the American economy. Award winners are chosen from nominees based on information provided through monthly surveys administered by SBCA Community, a review of consumer rankings and additional consumer reports, and are recognized as valuable assets that exemplify the importance of small businesses to their communities.

Unlimited Priorities president Iris L. Hanney responded to the announcement: “We are extremely gratified to again receive this honor from SBCA Community. It recognizes the continued expansion of our capabilities to provide support services for both evolving and established companies – as well as non-profit organizations – in need of managerial support and direction at all levels. We are proud of the industry reputation we have built as a provider of affordable solutions to firms that are in a position to grow, but who require management assistance in areas they currently are unable to support fully.”

About Unlimited Priorities

Unlimited Priorities is attuned to the management requirements of organizations in the information industry, both commercial and not-for-profit. 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, Social Media, and Content Development and Licensing. Our Archival Initiatives Division offers 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.

Media Contact:

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

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Robert F. Asleson Memorial 2012 ALA Conference Grant Winner is Announced

San Jose State University Student to Attend Winter Meeting

Cape Coral, FL, January 12, 2012 — The board of directors of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant has announced this year’s award recipient.  Diane Malmstrom, a student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, will receive a $1,500.00 grant to help defray the cost of attending ALA’s 2012 Winter Meeting in Dallas, Texas in January.

The Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant was established by friends and colleagues within the information industry to honor the memory of Bob Asleson, late founder and president of The Redalen Group, for his many contributions to the library community. An advisor and guide to countless members of the profession, Bob’s 50-year career spanned both traditional and innovative technologies, from reference materials to CD-ROMs to online databases.  He held presidential positions at several leading industry companies and served on numerous organization boards.  The grant’s awards subsidize attendance at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference for deserving Master of Library Science degree candidates.  Winners are selected based on economic need and the quality of an essay based on criteria set by the board.

Diane Malmstrom

Diane Malmstrom

Scheduled to graduate in December, 2012, Diane Malmstrom is a single mother living in San Jose, California.  With two college-age children, Diane is pursuing an MLIS degree at San Jose State University while working full time.  In 2010 she received the New Leader Award from the California Library Association Technical Services Interest Group.  Her winning essay has been posted on the grant website.

In accepting the award, Diane said: “I’m very honored to be chosen as the recipient of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant. This grant will allow me to attend my first ALA conference, and begin a new chapter in my professional development. I look most forward to being inspired by the keynote speakers, learning from the expertise of the presenters and conference attendees, and strengthening bonds with library vendors. It’s my hope that this will be the start of many more ALA events to come. Thank you so much for this opportunity.”

In awarding the grant Iris Hanney, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “I know that Bob Asleson would be very interested in Diane’s well thought out essay examining ways in which the availability of digitized primary sources have impacted reference services.  I am extremely pleased to present this award to Diane in Bob’s memory.  We know she will have an outstanding career!”

The board of directors continues to seek both corporate and individual donations in support of the Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant. It believes that exposure to the programs, seminars, contacts and other conference benefits will foster an on-going love of and dedication to the cause of librarianship in students who otherwise would be unable to attend, reflecting the values exhibited by Bob Asleson throughout his life and long professional career.

Complete details of the grant, including information on donation participation, are available on the website atwww.aslesongrant.org.  Several levels of support are available, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Iris L. Hanney, Chairman of the Board
Robert F. Asleson Memorial ALA Conference Grant
1930 SW 48th Lane
Cape Coral, FL 33914
239-549-2384
239 549-3168 Fax
info@aslesongrant.org

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Unlimited Priorities Expands Its Team to Cover Social Media, Information Technology

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Oct. 26, 2011 – Iris L. Hanney, founder and president of Unlimited Priorities®, has announced two additions to the firm’s team of executive-level professionals which bring increased capabilities in Social Media and Information Technology.

JD Thomas has a passion for exploring new ways to communicate, collaborate, and share information in ways that enhance the value and usefulness of the information. His expertise includes search engine optimization (SEO), social media optimization (SMO), website analysis and website development. JD gives workshops on crafting websites to be both discoverable and socially engaging using strictly “White Hat” search engine and social media optimization techniques. His skills and perspective have helped numerous businesses and libraries create a stronger connection with their patrons.

Albert L. (Al) Stevens has spent his career applying advanced information technology to solve complex problems. His expertise includes open source technologies, cloud computing, network architecture, complex Web hosting, databases, XML, semantic modeling and technology sourcing. Prior to joining Unlimited Priorities, Al recruited and led the development team at Credo Reference to re-architect, design and implement the company’s reference service using best-of-breed open-source technologies and move it onto a 100% cloud-based architecture.

I am delighted to welcome individuals who complement our existing team and add to the depth of our expertise in Social Media and Information Technologies. The pace of technology change continues to increase and Unlimited Priorities is committed to remain on the cutting edge. — Iris L. Hanney

Coincident with the addition of the new team members, Unlimited Priorities has launched a new version of its own website which highlights many of the new social media and information technology skills the company can bring to its clients.

Commenting on the latest additions to the Unlimited Priorities team, Iris L. Hanney, President, said: “I am delighted to welcome individuals who complement our existing team and add to the depth of our expertise in Social Media and Information Technologies. The pace of technology change continues to increase and Unlimited Priorities is committed to remain on the cutting edge. The addition of these new team members will help ensure that we do so.”

Unlimited Priorities is completely in step with the management requirements of small to mid-size organizations 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, Social Media 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.

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