Access to Footnote.com might now be available for free at your local library. The following announcement was written by EBSCO Publishing:
EBSCO Publishing Becomes Worldwide Library Distributor of Footnote™ Historical Digital Archive and Genealogy Database
IPSWICH, Mass.--EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Footnote have announced a distribution deal making EBSCO the exclusive worldwide distributor of Footnote.com for libraries and institutions. Footnote.com combines original historical documents and personal histories, creating a unique historical and genealogical resource.
The Footnote.com collections feature over 55 million images available from a content partnership with The National Archives and other regional archives—most never before available on the Internet. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents.
Footnote includes material relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, US Presidents, historical newspapers and naturalization documents. A recent review rated Footnote.com higher than all other genealogy resources and called it “cutting-edge in every way.”
Eric Keith, the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Footnote, says, “We are thrilled to be working as partners with EBSCO. Their worldwide sales and customer service teams are second to none when it comes to working with libraries. We are confident that our current and future library clients will be in good hands with EBSCO.”
In addition, libraries subscribing to Footnote.com will be able to provide remote access to patrons looking to research their family genealogy or explore the images of the original source documents that are available online.
EBSCO Publishing’s Vice President of Archive, Literature and Proprietary Products, Michael Laddin, says, “Working with Footnote lets us provide our customers access to a leading historical and genealogical database. Footnote has an unprecedented, vast array of valuable and unique content of interest to historians and genealogists alike.”
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
About Footnote, Inc.
Founded in 1997 as iArchives, Inc., Footnote is a subscription-based website that features searchable original documents that provide users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. At Footnote.com all are invited to come to share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues. For more information, visit www.footnote.com.