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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.

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: Dec 13, 2018 11:03am

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

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

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

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