Coherent Digital Announces Acquisition of Accessible Archives
From a Joint Announcement:
Coherent Digital LLC, the publisher of History Commons, today announced its acquisition of Accessible Archives Inc. The acquisition will add twenty-four new collections to Coherent Digital’s history portfolio.
Coherent Digital LLC has retained Unlimited Priorities LLC. Unlimited Priorities LLC will continue to manage all Accessible Archives processes until a successful migration has occurred. This will include, but not be limited to, sales, marketing, licensing, IT, production, COUNTER, and all related partnerships.
“Unlimited Priorities and the team from Coherent Digital have for decades worked successfully on getting products into the information industry, which will make this a very smooth process,” said Iris L. Hanney, President of Unlimited Priorities LLC.
“Accessible Archives is known for landmark digital collections, including notable content in African American and women’s history, and country-wide county histories,” said Stephen Rhind-Tutt, President and CEO of Coherent Digital. “These will become an integral part of an expanded History Commons platform, opening fresh avenues for historical research.”
“We are striving for a smooth acquisition and transition for both companies’ customers,” said Eileen Lawrence, Vice President of Sales.
Accessible Archives has digitized newspapers, periodicals, books, and primary sources representing North America in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. All of the content is XML TEI-lite and re-keyed, creating highly accurate primary sources suitable for data mining and extremely effective searching for researchers.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.