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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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ICPSR

Established in 1962, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains and provides access to an extensive archive of social science data for research and instruction. It is the world’s largest digital social science data archive, comprising over 6,200 collections and 500,000 discrete files.  It acquires and ingests approximately 300-400 collections per year and manages some of the largest and widely-used social science data sets available.

ICPSR is a consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations. 

Updated: Feb 9, 2016 9:46am

IHS Markit

A London-based global financial data and risk analysis organization, widely cited as a source of economic data and forecasting, IHS Markit offers a variety of services, data and tools for business, government and academic researchers. 

Updated: Jan 28, 2018 2:55pm

Image Data Conversion

Image Data Conversion, LLC owns three subsidiaries that provide data conversion, preservation, and digital publishing solutions to the library, publishing, government and corporate markets. IDC acquired eBeam Film (formerly Image Graphics Inc) in 2011, launched Reveal Digital in 2011, and acquired NA Publishing in 2013. NA Publishing offers serials management solutions, such as depository and acquisition program, conversion, and microform preservation and replacement services; serials publishing program, including periodicals on microform and replica services; and a weekly publication for publishing news and reviews. The Publishers Weekly Digital Archive is a significant collection that NA Publishing is currentlydigitizing. Reveal Digital was founded...

Updated: Feb 22, 2016 11:44am

IntelCenter

IntelCenter provides counterterrorism intelligence services and information to the intelligence, military and law enforcement communities in the US and abroad, focusing on terrorist and rebel groups, including the FARC in Colombia, Maoists in Nepal, al-Qaeda and its affiliates, and others.  .

Updated: Sep 14, 2015 2:32pm

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

ICPSR is a membership organization, based at the University of Michigan, that maintains an on-line repository and archive of social science data and statistics from commercial and non-commercial sources, and provides services and training for social science researchers, curators and data analysts.  

Updated: Feb 22, 2015 5:51pm

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a free Internet library. This means offering permanent access to historic collections that exist in digital format for researchers and the general public. They acquire a majority of their content with the Archive-It harvesting service using a Web crawler that collects content from the surface web. The content is maintained and served through an open access digital repository called the Wayback Machine. Internet Archive also offers book digitization services.

 

Updated: Jan 28, 2015 12:32pm

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

"Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.IRE provides members access to thousands of reporting tip sheets and other materials through its resource center and hosts conferences and specialized training throughout the country. Programs of IRE include the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting and DocumentCloud."   http://www.ire.org/about/ 1/26/16

Updated: Jan 26, 2016 3:01pm

Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd

Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd (INA) is a commercial provider of digitized newspapers from (and about) Ireland, offered through the Internet database www.irishnewsarchive.com.

Established as 2001 as a subsidiary of National Micro Media Ltd, INA’s mission is to "open up the nations newspaper archives and provide unprecedented access to a wealth of historical and genealogical information which up until now has being locked away in microfilm or hard copy archives" (from the publisher's website). All content is owned and/or copyrighted by National Micro Media Ltd.

 

Updated: Oct 26, 2014 12:37pm


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