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CRL gathers and provides information here about publishers, aggregators, preservation services, and other organizations that host, publish, and maintain digital resources of interest to the CRL community.  This information is intended to inform library decisions on investment in electronic resources and related services.

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ACI Information Group, LLC

Founded in 2004 as Newstex, today ACI Information Group is an aggregator of editorially selected and curated social media publications. Most well known for their ACI News and Commentary database which is a collection of news and blogs that are aggregated and syndicated to resellers.

Their new product ACI Scholarly Blog Index aggregates editorially selected and curated scholarly social media publications which then are enhanced with metadata, taxonomies, and proprietary Author Profile Cards. 

Updated: Feb 19, 2016 10:49am

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press, a subsidiary of ProQuest based in Alexandria, VA, publishes large-scale digital collections in the humanities and social sciences. The company also provides media hosting and integration services to public, school, and academic libraries worldwide.
Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:35pm

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society is a US-based, "congressionally chartered independent membership organization that represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry."  Members are in academia, government and industry, and from medicine, engineering, agriculture, and related chemical and pharamaceutical businesses and industries.  

The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) is a division of the American Chemical Society that indexes and abstracts a large portion of the world’s chemical information and literature.  CAS has created and maintains key collections, databases and indexes; produces and distributes tools and interfaces for managing and analyzing chemical related information; and provides an array of...

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)

The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is an organization that provides access to data on religion, initially targeted at researchers interested in American religion and now expanded to American and international collections.

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 1:06pm

Atlantic Media

Washington DC-based media organization, publisher of The Atlantic, National Journal, and The Wire, with "digital, print, event, social, and mobile platforms"; traces its origins to The Atlantic Monthly, founded in Boston in1857.  

Updated: May 15, 2016 7:29pm

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BBC Monitoring

BBC Monitoring (BBCM) is a division of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a UK based international public service broadcaster. The BBC is a corporation operating under Royal Charter and Agreement from the UK government.  BBC Monitoring selects and translates news information from various broadcasting venues (radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet) from countries worldwide. 

Distinct from most other BBC services, through 2012 the funding of BBC Monitoring came principally from its stakeholders (primarily through Grant-in-Aid from the Cabinet Office). In 2013/14, Cabinet Office funding was discontinued, and BBCM is now supported in part through the TV license fee paid by UK households to the BBC Trust.

Updated: Feb 14, 2015 6:39pm

Biodiversity Heritage Library

A federation of cooperating institutions joined in an effort, in partnership with the Internet Archive, to provide open access to biological information and digitized publications about species via the Web.   

Updated: Mar 17, 2015 12:24pm

Brill

Brill is an independent publishing company, founded in 1683.  Based in Leiden, with offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill publishes journals, new books, and reference works in the humanities, social sciences, international law and (to a lesser extent) science.  In addition, Brill is a provider of primary source materials online and on microform for researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Brill imprints include Brill, IDC, Nijhoff Brill (formerly Martinus Nijhoff), Rodopi Brill, Hes & De Graaf, and Hotei Publishing.

Updated: Oct 15, 2018 10:48am

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Cairn France

Cairn, a limited public company based in Liege, Beligium, offers scholarly publications in the French language in the humanities and social sciences online. Cairn provides access to journals and ebooks from French, Belgian and Swiss publishers, and has offices in Liege and in Paris, France.

Updated: Sep 17, 2015 10:57am

Canadiana.org

Canadiana.org is a non-profit organization that works together with partners (including Library and Archives Canada)  to present Canada's documentary heritage content online. The organization acts as a coordinator, facilitator and advocate for digitization initiatives, and provides access services and preservation infrastructure. Canadiana is membership alliance governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of  scholars and representatives of major Canadian university libraries and other memory institutions.  

In April 2018, Canadiana merged with the Canadian consortium, The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). As a merged organization, CRKN will continue its core licensing activities for scholarly journal content, while expanding support...

Updated: Apr 13, 2018 10:34am

Casalini Libri

Casalini Libri is an European library supplier specializing in Italian, Spanish, French, Porteguese and Greek publications, and databases

Updated: Aug 30, 2016 5:16pm

CEDROM-SNi

CEDROM-SNi is a Canadian aggregator of newspaper, magazine, and television content.

Updated: Oct 27, 2014 2:56pm

Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is an educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets. Cengage Learning's higher education product lines include learning solutions such as MindTap, and engagement services such as curriculum development and course redesign. The company's library and research products are managed through Gale (formerly part of Thomson Learning). 

Cengage Learning employs more than 5,500 people in 20 countries, and its annual revenue is approximately $1.5 billion.

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt. Ltd

A business and economic database and research company, based in Mumbai, India. It provides business data and services to governments, academia, financial markets, business enterprises, and the media.

Updated: Feb 18, 2015 12:36pm

Classiques Garnier Numérique

Classiques Garnier Numérique offers to universities, public, private and research libraries online access to databases in the fields of literature and the humanities

Updated: Oct 5, 2017 9:07am

CLOCKSS

CLOCKSS is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with a decentralized system for preserving electronic scholarly content. Publishers and librarians participate in deciding procedures, priorities, and under what circumstances to trigger the release to the web of archived content. Content is stored in twelve archive nodes that are located worldwide.

For more information about CLOCKSS see the 2016 CRL webinar CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and the "Long Tail," Preserving at-risk Publishers.

Updated: Sep 12, 2018 9:58am

Columbia University

Columbia University is the hosting institution for various digital libraries and archives.

Updated: Mar 4, 2016 12:56pm

CoreLogic

CoreLogic is an aggregator and database provider of property and related financial records in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, with a growing presence in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and India.

Updated: Oct 25, 2016 2:23pm

Corporación Latinobarómetro

Non-profit non-governmental organization based in Santiago de Chile, that collects, distributes, and analyzes public opinion data from Latin America.

Updated: Jan 18, 2017 3:41pm

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Data-Planet

Data-Planet™ is a large dynamic repository of statistical data.

Updated: Sep 10, 2015 7:31pm

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