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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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Portico

Portico preserves scholarly literature published in electronic form and ensures that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researches, and students. Portico is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. Content is received from participating publishers, migrated to standard formats and preserved. Access is provided to eligible libraries when a trigger event occurs. Portico is a division of Ithaka Harbors, Inc. Portico was certified by CRL in 2010 as a trustworthy digital repository.

 

Updated: Aug 1, 2019 1:35pm

Professional Engineering Publishing

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

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Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut is a non-profit, non-partisan international archive of social science data, specializing in data from opinion surveys.The data held by the Roper Center ranges from the mid-1930s to the present.  Most Roper survey data is from the United States, but data sets from 90 other countries are also held. The Center also provide graduate training in the practice and study of opinion survey research.  

Updated: Jun 2, 2015 8:23pm

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The Social Care Institute for Excellence

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is an improvement support agency and independent charity, working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK. It aims to improve the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.

Updated: Oct 4, 2016 11:03am

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UK Data Service

The UK Data Service is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) "to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all [U.K.] sectors, including academia, central and local government, charities and foundations, independent research centres, think tanks, and business consultants and the commercial sector." 

Updated: Jan 10, 2019 1:25pm

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