~ Initial Collections from American Antiquarian Society and American Theological Library Association Collections are Available via EBSCOhost® ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — July 10, 2009 — EBSCO Publishing is announcing the release of the first two digital collections made available through the partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). American Historical Periodicals: Series 1 from AAS and Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 from ATLA are now available via EBSCOhost ®.
The collections consist of digital versions of rare archival content and historical primary sources including: books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, broadsides, manuscripts, diaries, government documents, ephemera, etc. With each collection, researchers are able to view all of the typography, graphics and drawings as they were originally presented.
ATLA’s Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 consists of monographs from the 13th Century through the World Parliament of Religions of 1893, with the majority of titles from the 19th Century. American Historical Periodicals: Series 1 from AAS includes the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1693 and 1820.
EBSCO Publishing provides access via its EBSCOhost® Content Viewer . The state-of-the art interface was designed to enable researchers to navigate historical content in a manner that is fast, natural and preserves the serendipity involved in doing historical research. The EBSCOhost Content Viewer reproduces the best aspects of the physical library research experience while incorporating the advances in modern digital technology.
The American Antiquarian Society, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is both a library and a learned society whose mission is to collect, preserve, and make available the printed record of what is now the United States from 1640 through 1876. Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is the third oldest historical society in the United States and the first to be national in the scope of its collections. For more information visit www.americanantiquarian.org.
Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of more than 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA's ecumenical membership represents many religious traditions and denominations. For more information visit www.atla.com.
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