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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.

Ojo Público

A digital media organization focused on providing investigative journalism and information tools on urgent issues of the national public agenda in Peru.  

Updated: Oct 17, 2018 1:34pm

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

Centro Nacional de Memoria Historica

A National (Columbian), public organization under the Department for Social Prosperity (DPS), Centro Nacional de Memoria Historica aims to collect and recover all documentary material, oral testimonies, and other materials related to violations referred to in Article 147 of the Law of Victims and Land restitution. 

The information collected will be made available to interested parties, researchers and citizens in general. 

Updated: Oct 17, 2018 1:03pm

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

DigiZeitschriften

DigiZeitschriften provides access to a wide variety of academic journals from Germany. Students and researchers at subscribing institutions can access the core German research journals.  Subject areas included are humanities, social sciences, law, science, and education.

Updated: Oct 11, 2018 9:19am

The Institute for Conflict Management

A non-profit Society set up in 1997 in New Delhi, Institute for Conflict Management is committed to the continuous evaluation and resolution of problems of internal security in South Asia. 

Among the primary activities of the organization are: 

Research on terrorism, low intensity warfare, sectarian and other conflict, developmental and economic policies in areas of widespread disorder and the effective civil administration of areas under threat of terrorism or other patterns of widespread strife. Dissemination of information, data and research results in the areas mentioned above through national and international media to create greater awareness of the patterns of strife and initiatives for resolution experienced in South Asia,...
Updated: Oct 9, 2018 10:46am

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

GeoData Institute, University of Southampton

The GeoData Institute at the University of Southampton specialises in environmental data management, analysis and processing.

Updated: Oct 4, 2018 11:37am

Code for Africa

Data journalism and civic technology initiative operating across Africa. It is co-funded and driven by grassroots citizen organizations and the mass media and is focused primarily on building civic technology capacity within civil society and the watchdog media.

Code for Africa programs are: 

Data Liberation Data Fellowships Data Skills Data Tools 

The Code for Africa citizen labs are located in: Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, and Uganda.  There are Code for Africa affiliate labs in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Updated: Oct 4, 2018 11:03am

Medical Heritage Library

Founded in 2010, the Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is an online research, education, and digitization collaborative that aims to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society.

The MHL was initiated by the Open Knowledge Commons, which was awarded $1.5 million dollars in start-up funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to begin digitization at partner libraries. In May 2018, it was incorporated as a nonprofit organization. 

Updated: Sep 19, 2018 11:48am

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is a research and mapping project that aims to improve understanding of the current state of online technology projects that increase transparency and accountability in Central & Eastern Europe, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union.

The project is supported by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, a donor collaborative that includes the Ford Foundation, Hivos, the International Budget Partnership, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Institute, the Revenue Watch Institute, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Updated: Sep 19, 2018 11:13am

Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) is a multidisciplinary center that promotes academic research and postgraduate education in the environmental sciences at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Updated: Sep 19, 2018 10:48am

African Elections Database

Archive of past and present election results for the 49 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, since 2004. 

Updated: Sep 14, 2018 10:19am

CLOCKSS

CLOCKSS is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with a decentralized system for preserving electronic scholarly content. Publishers and librarians participate in deciding procedures, priorities, and under what circumstances to trigger the release to the web of archived content. Content is stored in twelve archive nodes that are located worldwide.

For more information about CLOCKSS see the 2016 CRL webinar CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and the "Long Tail," Preserving at-risk Publishers.

Updated: Sep 12, 2018 9:58am

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

The University of Glasgow

Institution of higher education in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Updated: Sep 4, 2018 11:44am

Strauss Center, University of Texas at Austin

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law integrates expertise from across the University of Texas at Austin, as well as from the private and public sectors, in pursuit of practical solutions to emerging international challenges. The Center sponsors a wide array of research programs and educational initiatives.

Updated: Sep 4, 2018 11:04am

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)

Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is a disaggregated conflict collection, analysis and crisis mapping project. The ACLED team collects the dates, actors, types of violence, locations, and fatalities of all reported political violence and protest events across Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and the Middle East. The project receives financial support from the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), U.S. Department of State.

Updated: Sep 4, 2018 10:36am

University of Michigan

Public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Updated: Aug 16, 2018 11:44am

Oxford University Press

With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) has a Global Academic Publishing program that spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products.

Updated: Aug 14, 2018 2:07pm

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