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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.

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

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

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