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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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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

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the Government agency that preserves and maintains documents that record important events in American history and makes them available for research. NARA colllects documents from each branch and agency of the U.S. government. NARA is officially responsible for maintaining and publishing the legally authentic and authoritative copies of acts of Congress, presidential proclamations and executive orders, and federal regulations.

Nara's Office of the Federal Register publishes the Federal RegisterCode of Federal Regulations, and United States Statutes at Large, among others. NARA is also responsbile for administering preservation grants through the...

Updated: Mar 20, 2017 11:59am

Government Publishing Office

"The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information through Federal Digital System (FDsys) (www.fdsys.gov). and Govinfo is GPO's beta website that will eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) public website. GPO has partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide who participate in the Federal Depository Library...

Updated: Mar 17, 2017 12:00pm

British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is a geological survey that focuses on public-good science for government, and research to understand earth and environmental processes. BGS is the UK's provider of objective and authoritative geoscientific data, information, and knowledge to help society: use its natural resources responsibly, manage environmental change, and be resilient to environmental hazards. 

Updated: Oct 4, 2016 1:16pm

Data.Gov

Data.Gov is the U.S. government's website for providing public access to machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. 

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 12:01pm

U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is an agency of the United States government that provides science about natural hazards, water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources, as well as information on ecosystems and the environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change. The USGS provides scientific expertise and access to biological data holdings.

Updated: Sep 21, 2016 2:04pm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Disease Control and Prevention is the major operating component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Updated: Sep 8, 2016 11:12am

The U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA). The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Bureau collects: decennial census of population and housing, economic census, census of governments, the American Community Survey (ACS), other surveys, and economic indicators. 

Updated: Sep 7, 2016 2:56pm

BBC Monitoring

BBC Monitoring (BBCM) is a division of the British Broadcasting Corporation, a UK based international public service broadcaster. The BBC is a corporation operating under Royal Charter and Agreement from the UK government.  BBC Monitoring selects and translates news information from various broadcasting venues (radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet) from countries worldwide. 

Distinct from most other BBC services, through 2012 the funding of BBC Monitoring came principally from its stakeholders (primarily through Grant-in-Aid from the Cabinet Office). In 2013/14, Cabinet Office funding was discontinued, and BBCM is now supported in part through the TV license fee paid by UK households to the BBC Trust.

Updated: Feb 14, 2015 6:39pm


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