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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.

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 consortium, The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). As a merged organization, CRKN will continue its core licensing activities for scholarly journal content, while expanding support...

Updated: Apr 13, 2018 10:34am

Knowledge World Company for Digital Content

Knowledge World Company for Digital Content was established in Jordan in 2004 as an limited liability institution with the goal of establishing information databases "of high quality and professional principles in accordance with international standards and practices" (e-Marefa Profile). Knowledge World Company established the e-Marefa project in 2008 (the online database launched in 2012) in partnership with academic and research institutions in the Middle East and throughout the Arab World.

 

Updated: Mar 28, 2018 12:22pm

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: Mar 8, 2018 9:46am

LexisNexis

LexisNexis is a commercial provider of legal, business, and risk management research and data products. The Center for Research Libraries profiled LexisNexis in 2006, the full profile can be found here: https://www.crl.edu/sites/default/files/d6/attachments/pages/LexisNexisprofile.pdf.

Updated: Mar 2, 2018 4:38pm

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

Interfax Information Services Group

Interfax Group is a leading provider of critical information on Russia, China and emerging markets of Eurasia, serving the needs of investors, corporations, financial professionals and the media. Interfax provides about 100 specialized information services, supplying weekly and daily intelligence reports with industry analysis, business information, real-time news, market data and ratings and credit reports. The Interfax Group has a global operational network, with over 1000 staff daily turning out over 3000 stories from over 70 bureaus worldwide. Sectors covered by Interfax include: banking & finance, oil & gas, energy, power, mining & metals, food & agriculture, pharmaceutical & health sciences, telecoms media technology (TMT), Insurance, in addition to...

Updated: Jan 30, 2018 3:56pm

IHS Markit

A London-based global financial data and risk analysis organization, widely cited as a source of economic data and forecasting, IHS Markit offers a variety of services, data and tools for business, government and academic researchers. 

Updated: Jan 28, 2018 2:55pm

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 21, 2018 3:41pm

The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers is a Chicago-based, non­profit organization that collects and curates oral histories of African­Americans. 

Updated: Jan 2, 2018 3:50pm

Mergent Inc.

Mergent Inc.  owned by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)  "provides business and financial information on global publicly listed companies, as well as print and online library solutions. It offers research solutions, such as Mergent Online that offers detailed insight into company and industry research; Mergent Intellect, a Web-based application that features a collection of worldwide business information; Mergent Bondviewer, which contains a range of bond data that involves issuer and issue-level terms and conditions for the United States taxable bonds, municipal bonds, and retail notes; First Research industry reports that provide industry research; and Hoover’s Academic solution...

Updated: Nov 20, 2017 11:05am

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

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

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