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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.

Social Explorer, Inc.

Social Explorer, Inc. is a software company that launched SocialExplorer.com.  Social Explorer was co-founded by Andrew Beveridge and Ahmed Lacevic.  The first version of Social Explorer was launched in March 2005 to engage users with demographic data through interactive maps and reports.  Through the years the database has been updated with the latest data, interactive tools, and applications.

In April 2019, Social Explorer, Inc. and Oxford University Press mutually agreed to end their partnership.  Beginning on April 22, 2019, Social Explorer. Inc. began to provide subscriptions and services to Social Explorer directly with subscribers.

Updated: Jun 25, 2019 10:36am

WP Company LLC (The Washington Post)

In 2013, The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company) sold the online and print publication The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos through a private investment firm, Nash Holdings LLC. WP Company LLC (doing business as The Washington Post) operates as a subsidiary of Nash Holdings LLC. 

Updated: May 29, 2019 10:28am

Canadiana.org

Canadiana.org is a non-profit organization that works together with partners (including Library and Archives Canada)  to present Canada's documentary heritage content online. The organization acts as a coordinator, facilitator and advocate for digitization initiatives, and provides access services and preservation infrastructure. Canadiana is membership alliance governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of  scholars and representatives of major Canadian university libraries and other memory institutions.  

In April 2018, Canadiana merged with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). CRKN leads the two organizations.

Updated: May 28, 2019 1:32pm

Wiley

Wiley is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing and instructional materials. The organization provides customers with books, journals, and encyclopedias, both in print and digital formats. Wiley also has a line of online products and services, training materials, and educational materials for academic communities. 

Updated: May 17, 2019 11:27am

Henry Stewart Talks Ltd.

Henry Stewart Talks Ltd. (HSTalks) is an online publishing company operating in London, United Kingdom.  HSTalks is a provider of prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks and case studies for medical schools, business schools, universities and commercial enterprises in over 60 countries around the world.

Updated: Apr 15, 2019 12:30pm

OpenEdition

OpenEdition is a public non-profit initiative, a joint service and research unit (USR 2004)  that brings together the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Université d'Aix-Marseille,  the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and Avignon Université.

Updated: Mar 6, 2019 2:55pm

DOAJ

DOAJ is a not-for-profit organization, which as of 2019 was managed by Infrastructure Services for Open Access C.I.C. (Community Interest Company) based in the United Kingdom, but founded at Lund University, Sweden, in 2003. DOAJ acticvities are supported by voluntary contributions from three categories of members: Publisher, Ordinary Member and Sponsor.

DOAJ publishes information "to help Publishers to adhere to the Principles and to assist them in completing an application. DOAJ also publishes a list of FAQs relevant to all members of the publishing community, particularly libraries and authors. 

Updated: Feb 19, 2019 4:49pm

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. 

On February 14, 2019, Reveal Digital revealed that it was an affiliate of ITHAKA. ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization that works with the global higher educational community to advance and preserve knowledge and to improve teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies.

Updated: Feb 15, 2019 9:41am

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Bibliothèque nationale de France is the national library of France.

Updated: Jan 11, 2019 1:17pm

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

World Bank

Since its inception in 1944, the World Bank has expanded from a single institution to an associated group of coordinated development institutions with a shared goal of reducing poverty. The Bank's mission evolved from a facilitator of post-war reconstruction and development to its present day mandate of worldwide poverty alleviation. The World Bank's most recent stated goal is the reduction of poverty in part by creating learning opportunities for countries. 

Updated: Jan 10, 2019 1:20pm

Law Library Microform Consortium

A non-profit consortium of over 300 law libraries that preserves important historical legal publications from all world regions through microfilm and digital reformatting, and archives print source materials.  The consortium is the publisher of the LLMC-Digital database.

Updated: Nov 28, 2018 2:05pm

National Security Archive

Founded in 1985, the National Security Archive is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization. The NSA is located at George Washington University and was founded by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy. 

Updated: Nov 16, 2018 10:17am

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: Nov 6, 2018 2:50pm

Érudit Consortium

Érudit is a multi-institutional publishing consortium (Université de Montréal, Université Laval, Université du Québec à Montréal) and a non-profit society.

Updated: Nov 6, 2018 10:10am

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: Nov 3, 2018 9:59am

Digital Micro Media (DMM)

Digital Micro Media (DMM) is the North American sales representative for British Online Archive collections.

Updated: Nov 1, 2018 9:42am

Microform Academic Publishers

Microform Imaging Limited has two distinct trading divisions. Microform Scanning & Microfilming which provides bureau services, and Microform Academic Publishers which maintains the company’s original pedigree focusing on preservation and dissemination of the information and knowledge stored in libraries, archives and record offices from all corners of the United Kingdom. Additionally their British Online Archives (BOA) is used for their digitized primary source collections under the parent company of Microform Academic Publishers.

As of September 2018, the North American sales representative for the BOA collections is Digital Micro Media (DMM).

Updated: Nov 1, 2018 9:39am

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

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