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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.

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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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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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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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Copyright Infringement Risk Biggest Among Execs

In Executives Are Biggest Risk for Copyright Infringement, Copyright Clearance Center explains that nearly half the executives who were surveyed were potentially exposing their organizations’ to the risk of copyright infringement violations. According to the data, 48% of executives believe it’s acceptable to share information as long as it’s not used for commercial purposes, and 45% believe digital or print paid information is fine to share.

Copyright Infringement Risk Biggest Among ExecsExecutives may be the largest creators of risk with regard to copyright compliance within an organization as they are the greatest consumers and sharers of information, both internally and externally,” said Miles McNamee, Vice President, Licensing and Business Development, CCC. “As information sharing accelerates and becomes more critical, the likelihood of copyright violation rises.

Study results indicate that the total volume of content sharing has increased dramatically since 2007. On average, respondents in 2013 share content with 11.2 people per week compared to 7.2 people per week in 2007. Knowledge workers in Legal, Other Manufacturing, and Telecommunications/Media share with the greatest number of people (13 or more) when they forward information. The study found that knowledge workers’ sharing has increased regardless of company size, with the primary method being email attachment.

With so many moving parts, seen and unseen, copyright needs to be highlighted in all organizations,” said McNamee. “Knowledge workers need to know of its existence, its importance and the risks of violation.

Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers by Laura N. Gasaway and edited by Iris Hanney contains information vital to the publishing community.

Learn more about how copyright law affects your work or order it now.

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Beastie Boys Win Their Copyright Fight

Following news that Adam Yauch’s will prohibits the use of Beastie Boys material in advertisements, the group sued the maker of Monster Energy Drink for copyright infringement for using the band’s songs without permission in a promotional video and as a free download.


The verdict is in – Beastie Boys have won a $1.7 million verdict in their copyright lawsuit against the makers of Monster Energy Drink.

A spokesperson for the group declined to comment on the verdict, but Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz made a general statement after the verdict, noting, “We’re happy. We just want to thank the jury.”

When Ad-Rock took the stand, he traced the Beasties’ career, saying the trio were “very lucky” and explaining their lengthy artistic process. Billboard noted that the proceedings were filled with awkward smiles and explanations of terms used in hip-hop culture; but Ad-Rock was reportedly quite amused when the defense asked him to identify Mike D (dressed as a sailor) in several images used in a watch ad.

The group initiated the lawsuit in 2012 following the death of Adam “MCA” Yauch. The suit, filed by Mike D, Ad-Rock and Yauch’s widow Dechen, claimed that Monster included parts of “Sabotage,” “So What’cha Want,” Make Some Noise” and “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” in a promotional video posted on Monster’s website, along with a 23-minute medley of Beastie Boys songs made available for download as an MP3. The songs were taken from footage of a live set by DJ Z-Trip at the Monster-sponsored Canadian festival Ruckus in the Rockies, held a few days after Yauch died in May. Yauch’s will specifically prohibits any company from using the group’s music for advertisements.

via Beastie Boys Win 1.7 Million in Monster Energy Copyright Lawsuit

Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers by Laura N. Gasaway and edited by Iris Hanney contains information vital to the publishing community.

Learn more about how copyright law affects your work or order it now.

Photo: The Beastie Boys live at Sonar, Barcellona 2007, Michael Morel photographer. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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NFAIS Webinar: The World According to Google

Understanding Google’s Expanding Content Ecosystem

NFAIS LogoFrom phones to tablets to games, headwear, browsers, and even autonomous cars and balloon-based networks, Google has been moving forward with breathtaking speed towards dominating and breaking through in seemingly countless market segments. One thing’s for sure in the midst of all this: where other companies think about carving up market pies, Google is on the march constantly to invent new pies and to reinvent old ones in order to acquire, analyze and generate more usable “signals” for customers and marketers than ever before.

On September 19, 2013 NFAIS will hold a 90 minute webinar from 11:00am – 12:30pm EDST for its annual update on the Google landscape. John Blossom, award-winning industry analyst and President, Shore Communications, Inc, will bring you up to date on Google’s major product and platform initiatives and put them into an encompassing context of how Google products are influencing the strategies of publishers and content service providers. The webinar will include insights based on John’s attendance at this year’s Google I/O developers’ conference.

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The value’s in the content

Data Conversion Laboratory has released their April, 2012 industry survey focused on the role content plays in corporations. Almost half of the respondents said that content makes up half of their companies’ value. Nearly one-third estimated that corporate content makes up 75% of company value! As DCL says, “That’s quite an incredible acknowledgement of the shift in corporate value.”

The results are not specific to large corporations. The respondents came from a cross sections of companies, both in size and in business area – manufacturers, high technology companies, publishers and pharmaceutical companies.

The survey also shows that XML acceptance is here – 25% report that all their content is in XML and another 50% report some of their content is in XML.

Another, maybe not so surprising result, is that the main reason driving conversion to XML is for presentation to the customer – 83% want their information converted for their customers.

The biggest concerns? Shortage of expertise and cost were both reported by 96% of the respondents.

The results are summarized in more detail on the DCL website: Content is Where the Real Value Resides In Corporations

Helping organizations develop a content strategy is one of our specialties at Unlimited Priorities. You can see more on this website at: Content Licensing, Outsourcing and Production.

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One-fifth of American adults have read an e-book in the past year

e-book and bookAnd that number is growing rapidly.

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has just released a report showing that increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them. Furthermore, the people reading e-books are avid readers of books in all formats: 88% of those who read e-books in the past 12 months also read printed books.

The report documents the growing popularity of e-books and the adoption of specialized e-book reading devices. Most of the findings in this report come from a survey of 2,986 Americans ages 16 and older, conducted on November 16-December 21, 2011, that focused on e-reading and people’s habits and preferences.

Key findings include:

  • A fifth of American adults have read an e-book in the past year and the number of e-book readers grew after a major increase in ownership of e-book reading devices and tablet computers during the holiday gift-giving season.
  • The average reader of e-books says she has read 24 books (the mean number) in the past 12 months, compared with an average of 15 books by a non-e-book consumer.
  • 30% of those who read e-content say they now spend more time reading, and owners of tablets and e-book readers particularly stand out as reading more now.
  • The prevalence of e-book reading is markedly growing, but printed books still dominate the world of book readers.
  • E-book reading happens across an array of devices, including smartphones.
  • In a head-to-head competition, people prefer e-books to printed books when they want speedy access and portability, but print wins out when people are reading to children and sharing books with others.
  • The availability of e-content is an issue to some. Of the 43% of Americans who consumed e-books in the last year or have read other long-form content on digital devices, a majority say they find the e-content is available in the format they want. Yet 23% say they find the material they are seeking “only sometimes,” “hardly ever,” or never available in the format they want.
  • The majority of book readers prefer to buy rather than borrow.

The entire report is here: The rise of e-reading.

With e-content growing and e-readers becoming so prevalent, it is even more important to ensure that content is available in appropriate electronic format under terms that make it available to the consumers who want it.

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Building Your Social Media Plan

Social MediaLast week Unlimited Priorities participated in the NFAIS Webinar “Building Your Social Media Plan”. This was the third in the series “Successful Strategies for Email and Social Media Marketing.” All were well run and packed with useful information.

The webinar was Hosted by Cari Sultanik, Director, Interactive Account Management at FulcrumTech, and covered what you need to do before launching a social marketing campaign on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Here’s our takeaways:

You need develop a relationship marketing mindset. You are engaging and interacting with your customers, meeting them where they are. Don’t try to lure them somewhere else. Listen for feedback, issues and complaints, prospect opportunities, PR opportunities, advertising feedback, competitive insights and industry trends.

Building a social media strategy involves four parts:

  • People:Assess your prospects’ and customers’ social activities. People fall into groups. You want to reach the spectators (the largest group). The way to do that is through the influencers (the creators, critics and collectors).
  • Objectives: Decide what you want to accomplish. It’s best to start with a single objective.
  • Strategy: Plan for how relationships with customers will change and design campaigns and monitoring plans. Strategy means figuring out what will be different after your plan is in place. Because social media is changing rapidly, it’s best to start small, with a short time frame and revise it every few months.
  • Technology: Decide which social technologies to use. Besides the large ones like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Blogs don’t ignore the smaller ones like Pinterest, Instagrom , Flickr, Foursquare, Quora, Fling, Yelp, Get Satisfaction, Slideshare and discussion boards such as vBulletin.

The People-Objectives-Strategy-Technology or POST comes from Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies, by Charlene Li and Josh Bernhoff, which Cari highly recommends reading.

Don’t forget about content. It’s the content that people are interested in. Build a content plan for each of your channels. Look for interesting content and engaging topics. Don’t be afraid to go “off topic” — humor, charity, and inspiration all work well to engage followers. Monitor closely for feedback, positive and negative. Be open to “curating” content that will be valuable to your audience. Consider offers, promotions and user-generated content.

And, importantly, measure as much as you can. There’s more to the “R” in ROI than just financial numbers. Some of the things to look for are customer insights, improved segmentation changes in brand awareness, increased sentiment ratings, higher quantity/quality of responses to offers, increased customer advocacy, better brand trust perception, higher customer satisfaction, and increased loyalty.

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