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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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U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is an agency of the United States government that provides science about natural hazards, water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources, as well as information on ecosystems and the environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change. The USGS provides scientific expertise and access to biological data holdings.

Updated: Sep 21, 2016 2:04pm

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 21, 2018 3:41pm

United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme is an agency of the United Nations that coordinates its environmental activities. 

Updated: Sep 8, 2016 11:46am

United Nations Publications

Updated: Feb 17, 2016 10:02am

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries' efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. UNSD facilitates the coordination of international statistical activities and support the functioning of the United Nations Statistical Commission. 

Updated: Oct 10, 2016 4:28pm

The University of Glasgow

Institution of higher education in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Updated: Sep 4, 2018 11:44am

University of Michigan

Public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Updated: Aug 16, 2018 11:44am

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The Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC)

Established in 2011, the VDC is responsible for independent documentation of all kinds of human rights violations in Syria. The VDC is a reference for legal and media practitioners because of its robust methodology and adherence to international legal standards regardless of the perpetrator. 

VDC is registered as a nonprofit association in Switzerland.

Updated: Oct 17, 2018 1:19pm

Vittorio Klostermann

Vittorio Klostermann is an academic publisher of electronic and print books and serials and online bibliographic databases, in the fields of philosophy, literature, linguistics, law, science, and librarianship. Verlag Vottorio Klostermann GmbH is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Updated: May 7, 2015 10:41am

voxgov

voxgov harvests and organizes online government-produced publicity and media content, enabling access and searching by topics, sources, issues, trends and names of persons of interest.  voxgov aggregation of information involves real-time harvesting and annotating of public policy-related materials that apear on media and government web sites, to produce value-added resources for policy research. 

 

See voxgov CEO and founder Robert M. Dessau's presentation on voxgov at CRL's April 2014 Leviathan Forum. 

Updated: Mar 31, 2016 11:28am

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Washington Post Company

Updated: Dec 14, 2015 4:42pm

Wharton School

Wharton is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. 

Updated: Aug 29, 2016 2:38pm

William S. Hein and Company Inc.

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is a legal publisher that provide access to content through an online platform called Heinonline. HeinOnline is available by subscription with a core subscription package and additional a-la-carte libraries.

Updated: Oct 24, 2014 4:46pm

Wolters Kluwer Health (Medical Research) Ltd

The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors.

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

World Bank

Since its inception in 1944 the World Bank, consisting of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Developemnt Association, expanded from a single institution to an associated group of coordinated development institutions. The Bank's mission evolved from a facilitator of post-war reconstruction and development to its present day mandate of worldwide poverty alleviation.

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 1:02pm

World Legal Information Institute

The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by the following Legal Information Institutes and other organizations.

Updated: Sep 4, 2018 12:01pm

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Yemen Data Project

The Yemen Data Project is an independent data collection project aimed at collecting and disseminating data on the conduct of the war in Yemen, with the purpose of increasing transparency and promoting accountability of the actors involved.

The Yemen Data Project is a not-for-profit project and is contributed to by international and national security, human rights, humanitarian, and academic experts. The project and all activities are independently funded to avoid any partisan affiliation.

Updated: Oct 4, 2018 11:58am

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