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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.

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

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: Oct 10, 2017 12:01pm

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.

Updated: Oct 6, 2017 1:10pm

Classiques Garnier Numérique

Classiques Garnier Numérique offers to universities, public, private and research libraries online access to databases in the fields of literature and the humanities

Updated: Oct 5, 2017 9:07am

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

Nexo

Nexo is an online news provider in Brazil and was launched in the summer of 2015.  Nexos has tried to carve out a space for itself somewhere in between academic research and explanatory journalism.

Updated: Sep 1, 2017 11:05am

Airbus Defense and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus (European corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells civil and military aeronautical products) that is responsible for defense and aerospace products and services. 

Updated: Aug 24, 2017 12:28pm

PressReader

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

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 9:31am

DeMarque

De Marque is a Canadian company that specializes in the publishing and distribution of educational and cultural content.  De Marque is in the field of digital cultural content distribution, specifically digital books.

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 1:06pm

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: Aug 16, 2017 1:05pm

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

Statista

Statista is an online statistics portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions in English and German.

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 1:00pm

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 16, 2017 12:59pm

ORCID

ORCID represents itself as "a community-driven non-profit organization that aims to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications.  ORCID maintains a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and provides open and transparent processes for connecting ORCID iDs with persistent identifiers for people, organizations, and research activities and outputs."  

 

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:58pm

New York Times Company

The New York Times Company is a publicly traded for-profit media company established in 1851 (and incorporated 1896). It publishes its flagship newspaper, The Nerw York Times, as well as the International New York Times and their related websites (NYTimes.com and international.nytimes.com). Related business assets include The Times news services division, digital archive distribution, its conference business and other products and services under The Times brand. The company has non-controlling ownership interests in newsprint companies and paper mills.

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:56pm

Munzinger-Archiv GmbH

Munzinger is a provider of German reference works, as well as online materials related to music, literature, film, and biography.

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:53pm

Manchester University Press

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:52pm

IBISWorld

IBISWorld provides researched business information and market research on industries. IBISWorld has teams of analysts in the U.S., U.K., and Australia who survey and provide anlayses on economic, demographic and market data. 

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:50pm

Gale

Gale is a division of Cengage Learning Inc., a privately held for-profit corporation based in Stamford, CT,  heavily invested in textbook publishing. Gale publishes major databases of digitized materials for the post-secondary academic market.

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:48pm

East View Information Services

East View Information Services (EVIS) is a provider of native and translated foreign language information products and services, including Russian, Chinese, and Arabic databases, print periodicals, books and microforms. The company serves academic institutions, government organizations, corporations, public and federal libraries and law firms. East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with major offices in Russia and Ukraine. 

East View is comprised of East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), East View Press (www.eastviewpress.com), East View Geospatial (www.geospatial.com) and East View Map Link (www.maplink.com).

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:46pm

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