Unlimited Priorities and NCSU Libraries Partner to Create Data Mining Agreement For Content From Accessible Archives
Accessible Archives offers access to primary source materials from 18th and 19th Century publications. At the bottom of this post we’ve included a link to a data mining agreement with Gale that NCSU Libraries signed and announced last November.
Unlimited Priorities a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, andThe North Carolina State University Libraries (NCSU Libraries), have collaborated to open up Accessible Archives’databases for text and data mining for client libraries.
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.”
The NCSU Libraries is currently undertaking a forward-thinking initiative to more strongly align its collections with emerging needs in research informatics, including providing its users the capacity for text and data mining of purchased and licensed resources.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.