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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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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

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

LexisNexis

LexisNexis is a commercial provider of legal, business, and risk management research and data products, founded in 1973. Now a subsidiary of the publicly traded RELX Group, a British multinational information and analytics company headquartered in London, LexisNexis Legal & Professional is based in New York with offices worldwide.  The Center for Research Libraries profiled LexisNexis in 2006; the full profile can be found at: https://www.crl.edu/sites/default/files/d6/attachments/pages/LexisNexisprofile.pdf.

Updated: Apr 25, 2018 10:01am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Bloomsbury Publishing is an independent publishing house established in 1986 and based in London. It has offices in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi.

In 2015 its divisions included Bloomsbury Academic and Professional, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. Bloomsbury USA is a  U.S.-based sunbsidiary.

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:37pm

Datafolha

Brazilian public opinion research institute affiliated with São Paulo newspaper Folha de S.Paulo, and a property of Grupo Folha da Manhã. 

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 8:47pm

Financial Information Incorporated

Aggregator and publisher of information on securities, bonds and other financial instruments, founded in New York in 1911.  

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 3:15pm

Money.net

Money.net is a software provider offering access to data and analytic tools for investment and trade. 

Updated: Mar 27, 2017 3:52pm

Preqin

Preqin is a data provider in the alternative asset industry. Preqin provides products containing data on private equity, real estate, hedge fund, infrastructure, private debt, and natural resources asset classes.

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 11:38am

Esri

Privately held corporation founded in 1969 as Environmental Systems Research Institute., a  research group focused on land-use planning. "The company's early mission was to organize and analyze geographic information to help land planners and land resource managers make well-informed environmental decisions."

The firm provides ArcGIS, a widely adopted (with a significant share of the GIS software market worldwide) cloud-based mapping system for cataloging, visualizing, and...

Updated: Feb 7, 2017 3:03pm

Dow Jones & Company

Dow Jones & Company is an American publishing and financial information firm that owns and distributes The Wall Street JournalBarron's Magazine, Factivia, among other news publications and products. 

Updated: Dec 14, 2016 11:56am

Sysomos Inc.

Social media analytics company based in Toronto, Canada. 

Updated: Dec 13, 2016 12:31pm

FactSet Research Systems Inc

FactSet Research Systems Inc is a financial data and software company headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut. 

Updated: Dec 13, 2016 12:26pm

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