MALVERN, PA — Accessible Archives, Inc.®, a digital publisher of full-text primary source historical collections, recently announced that access to their collections will be available via both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. The addition of IPv6 promises a stronger, faster user experience.
In consultation with Accessible Archives customers, Unlimited Priorities — exclusive sales, marketing, and technology agent for Accessible Archives – was made aware of the concern that the IPv4 addressing scheme was running out of potential addresses and schools were wanting to move toward IPv6 address usage. Unlimited Priorities supervised the technology developments necessary to accommodate customers’ needs.
The IPv6 format was created to enable new IP addresses required to connect not only an ever-greater number of computing devices but also the rapidly expanding numbers of items with embedded connectivity.
Unlimited Priorities is coordinating the development, management, and implementation of a variety of initiatives in 2019. Unlimited Priorities president, Iris L. Hanney, believes that “implementation of IPv6 and additional developments in 2019 continues to highlight Accessible Archives’ ongoing commitment to serve the research community with the most up to date technology.”
To insure the viability of the IPv6 gateway Unlimited Priorities conducted access testing with two Accessible Archives customers. The company recognizes Ruth Light, Electronic Resources Access Manager, Indiana University Libraries, and Michaelyn Haslam, Electronic Resource Librarian, UNLV University Libraries for working with us and providing invaluable feedback. The successful testing was a very key component to going forward.
Since an institution is given access to the company’s content based on their IP address, the institution’s technical staff will need to provide their IPv6 range to Unlimited Priorities at – [email protected] — as soon as possible to enable access and avoid having your IPv6 access blocked. Some may be authenticating now using an IPv6 to IPv4 gateway. That will no longer work and institutions will need to provide your IPv6 addresses.
Source: Accessible Archives, 697 Sugartown Rd, Malvern PA 19355
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