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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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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

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

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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Canadiana.org

Canadiana.org is a part of the Canadiana Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). It works together with the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and others to present Canada's documentary heritage content online. The organization provides access and preservation infrastructure for Canadian publications. In April 2018, Canadiana.org merged with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).

Updated: Aug 22, 2019 4:30pm

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

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

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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East View Information Services

East View Information Services (EVIS) is a provider of native and translated foreign language information products and services, including Russian, Chinese, and Arabic databases, print periodicals, books and microforms. The company serves academic institutions, government organizations, corporations, public and federal libraries and law firms. East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with major offices in Russia and Ukraine. 

East View is comprised of East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), East View Press (www.eastviewpress.com), East View Geospatial (www.geospatial.com) and East View Map Link (www.maplink.com).

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:46pm

Euromonitor International Ltd.

Euromonitor International Ltd is a privately owned, London-based market intelligence firm, providing market research, business intelligence reports, and databases to industry and academia. 

Updated: Jan 15, 2015 10:24pm

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung was founded in 1949 and is the German newspaper with the largest circulation outside of Germany.  It is published in the city of Frankfurt.

Updated: Oct 27, 2014 2:48pm

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Global Financial Data

Global Financial Data is a provider of long-term historical financial and economic data on over 60,000 companies from the 1200s - present.

Updated: Sep 10, 2015 7:33pm

Government Publishing Office

"The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information through Federal Digital System (FDsys) (www.fdsys.gov). and Govinfo is GPO's beta website that will eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) public website. GPO has partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide who participate in the Federal Depository Library...

Updated: Mar 17, 2017 12:00pm

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International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global growth and economic stability. It provides policy advice and financing to members in economic difficulties and also works with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty.

Updated: Sep 10, 2015 7:37pm

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the Government agency that preserves and maintains documents that record important events in American history and makes them available for research. NARA colllects documents from each branch and agency of the U.S. government. NARA is officially responsible for maintaining and publishing the legally authentic and authoritative copies of acts of Congress, presidential proclamations and executive orders, and federal regulations.

Nara's Office of the Federal Register publishes the Federal RegisterCode of Federal Regulations, and United States Statutes at Large, among others. NARA is also responsbile for administering preservation grants through the...

Updated: Mar 20, 2017 11:59am

NK Consulting Inc.

NK Consulting Inc. is a Delaware-based corporation that provides custom research and consulting assistance regarding North Korea to clients within the fields of government, business, not-for-profit and academia. The company provides forecasting, risk analysis, business consulting, legal advice, and other services.

According to their website, NK Consulting is a "separately directed sister company" of NK News. However, licensing terms for NK News subscriptions are negotiated between the subscriber and NK Consulting.

Updated: Apr 1, 2015 11:53am

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OriProbe Information Services

Oriprobe Information Services, Inc. is a privately-held company that offers information services and access to a variety of China/Asia electronic resources. OriProbe opened its headquarters in Ontario, Canada in 2005. 

Through its China/Asia On Demand (CAOD) service, OriProbe provides full-text access to journals and records, and provides on-demand document delivery for journals, books, dissertations, and other materials from Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.

OriProbe's full-text electronic collections include newspapers, archives and documents, monographs, and other resources in the fields of Science & Engineering, Arts & Humanities, Business & Economics, Law & Politics, and the Social Sciences....

Updated: Jan 15, 2016 6:19pm

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PrivCo

PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.

Updated: Sep 1, 2015 12:19pm

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