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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

CLOCKSS

CLOCKSS is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization with a decentralized system for preserving electronic scholarly content. Publishers and librarians participate in deciding procedures, priorities, and under what circumstances to trigger the release to the web of archived content. Content is stored in twelve archive nodes that are located worldwide.

For more information about CLOCKSS see the 2016 CRL webinar CLOCKSS, LOCKSS and the "Long Tail," Preserving at-risk Publishers.

Updated: Sep 12, 2018 9:58am

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 14, 2018 2:07pm

Numérique Premium

Numérique Premium, a subsidiary of the publisher Nouveau Monde Editions, is a provider of ebooks in History and Human Sciences for libraries, in partnership with more than thirty publishers and societies in the French-speaking world.

Updated: Jun 8, 2018 3:04pm

The HistoryMakers

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

Updated: May 8, 2018 10:04am

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

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

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

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

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

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