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Will We See You at ALA in Las Vegas?

ALAPlease join us at the American Libraries Association 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas later this month.

We will be in booth 1738 throughout the conference.  We look forward to meeting with the dedicated folks at ALA to discuss how Unlimited Priorities’ team of experts can help you organization grow while freeing up your time to focus on what you do best.

Exhibit Hall Hours

  • Friday, June 27  5:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 28 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday, June 29 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Monday, June  39 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Contact

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

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Unlimited Priorities LLC Will Attend OnCopyright 2014

Iris L. Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, and Laura N. Gasaway, author of Unlimited Priorities’ forthcoming eBook Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers, will attend OnCopyright 2014 Wednesday, April 2 at The New York Academy of Sciences.

This one-day symposium brings together people who create, publish, re-purpose and re-invent content to answer the question everyone wants to know: what’s next? From issues of access to culture, content and education to legislative evolution and emerging business models, the copyright story continues to evolve in interesting ways.

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American Congregational Association Launches Partnership with Gale

Unlimited Priorities Brokers Historic Agreement

Cape Coral, FL, January 24, 2014 — The American Congregational Association (ACA), a non-profit organization administering the Congregational Library and Archives (CLA) has announced an agreement to make the library’s collections available through Gale, part of Cengage Learning, a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses. Unlimited Priorities LLC® was instrumental in strategic collection assessment, identification of a partner and the negotiation of the agreement.

In addition to an unusually rich representation of seventeenth-century works, the CLA houses some 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.

Gale’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Religion, Spirituality, Reform, and Society will make available more than one million pages of primary source material on nineteenth century religion, the response of faith-based activists to the tumultuous changes wrought by industrialization and urbanization, and the attempt to find and make meaning at a moment when many orthodoxies were under assault. A selection of up to 180 monograph and approximately 500 catalogued pamphlets held by the CLA will be included in this NCCO unit. In addition, Gale has identified a selection of un-catalogued pamphlets that are of interest. Further, Gale will scan and publish complete or significant parts of selected subject-specific manuscript collections in the library.

Unlimited Priorities LLC was retained by ACA to assist the library’s digitization and distribution efforts. They identify potential partners, assess existing collections, review the competitive landscape, and collaborate with both the library and its partners. Unlimited Priorities worked with both organizations to identify appropriate collections and to help negotiate the terms for licensing, digitization and distribution.

Peggy Bendroth, Executive Director of the CLA, said: “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Gale to provide these unique offerings to scholars everywhere. Their continuing efforts to bring primary source materials reflecting ongoing social growth and change makes them an excellent fit for us. In addition, this also will help further our mission to digitize church records in the future.”

Iris Hanney, Unlimited Priorities president, observed: “Our industry expertise allowed us to assist CLA and Gale achieve further access to these important historical documents for the library community. Bringing these two outstanding organizations together has been a pleasure, and we look forward to our continued involvement in the library’s ongoing distribution efforts.”

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.

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 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.

Media Contact:

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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