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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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Oxford University Press (MLAG)

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

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Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. 

Updated: Sep 9, 2016 3:59pm

PitchBook Data, Inc.

PitchBook Data is a software licensing and delivery company that provides access to data, research, and technology in private capital markets, covering areas including: venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 12:22pm

Planet Labs

Planet (or Planet Labs) is an Earth imaging company that designs and manufactures satellites that provide a complete image of Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution. The images gathered by the satellites provide up to date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yeild production, urban planning and disaster response. 

Updated: Nov 1, 2017 11:52am

Politico

POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. One of their products is PoliticoPro.

Updated: Feb 2, 2017 2:03pm

Population Reference Bureau

The Population Reference Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization that specializes in collecting and providing access to statistics for research and academic purposes focused on the environment, and health and structure of populations. 

The Population Reference Bureau receives support from a number of foundations, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies. Included in their services the Population Reference Bureau offers an annual World Population Data Sheet, provides the online DataFinder, and publishes the Population Handbook. 

Updated: Jul 23, 2018 12:00pm

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: Sep 13, 2017 3:12pm

Preqin

Preqin is a data provider in the alternative asset industry. Preqin provides products containing data on private equity, real estate, hedge fund, infrastructure, private debt, and natural resources asset classes.

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 11:38am

Preservica

Provider of cloud-based digital preservation services, formed in 2014 by Tessella as a separate, wholly owned subsidiary company. .

Updated: May 15, 2015 10:18am

PressReader

Previously known as NewspaperDirect Inc., PressReader is a distributor of digital newspaper content, products, and platforms. 

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 9:31am

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

Professional Engineering Publishing

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

Updated: Sep 18, 2015 3:23pm

ProQuest

ProQuest LLC is privately-held property of the information services and publishing conglomerate Cambridge Information Group, Inc. With headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, ProQuest publishes in microform and in electronic format scholarly and scientific monographs, journals and archives of historical newspapers, periodicals, government records and publications, dissertations, and epehemera.  ProQuest electronic content is accessed most commonly through library internet gateways, with navigation through such search platforms as ProQuest, CSA Illumina, Dialog, Datastar, Chadwyck-Healey, eLibrary and SIRS.

ProQuest's archived periodicals include Women's Wear Daily, Vogue, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The...

Updated: Feb 16, 2018 11:12am

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Ravel

Ravel is a privately held technology organization, based in San Francisco CA, specializing in platforms and tools for search, analytics, and visualization of information in the field of law.  

Updated: Apr 20, 2016 4:08pm

Readex

Readex is a subsidiary of NewsBank Inc., a privately held company based in Naples, Florida (USA). Established in 1950 as the Readex Microprint Corporation and acquired by NewsBank, Inc. in 1984, Readex is a major aggregator of newspaper and other content in digital, microform and print formats. Through partnerships with publishers, governments and other entities mostly in the English-speaking world, Readex has aggregated tens of millions of news articles and government publications from thousands of sources dating from the seventeenth century to the present day.    Its major focus is the production of news collections in  searchable online databases, through web-enabled proprietary interfaces. Its text processing, indexing and metadata...
Updated: Oct 22, 2015 5:10pm

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that manages $787 million in capital and has made over $1.5 billion in 2,945 community investments since their inception in 1985.  TRF finances community businesses using loan, equity, and other financing tools.  They support their financing with a research and policy analysis capacity for public officials and private investors. 

Updated: Feb 5, 2015 10:19am

Reveal Digital

Reveal Digital is a limited liability company based in Ann Arbor, MI, created to develop a set of open access, web-based collections of digitized newspapers and related materials in partnership with U.S. academic libraries. Support for the enterprise is being sought in the form of direct investment by academic libraries to cover the costs of digitizing the newspapers, and the hosting and ongoing maintenance of the digital collections created. 

Updated: Apr 27, 2018 5:49pm

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

Routledge

Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Routledge is a member (since 1998) of the Taylor & Francis Group LLC, a trading division of Informa UK Ltd. Routledge's online resources include ebooks, online journals, reference resources, and a growing array of primary source collections such as the Armed Conflict Database and the South Asia Archive. 

Updated: Oct 21, 2014 10:18am

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