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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.

The HW Wilson Company

H.W. Wilson publishes database and reference resources to serve libraries, schools and corporations.

Updated: Oct 4, 2016 11:02am

NA Publishing

NA Publishing was established in 2005.  It purports to specialize in "comprehensive solutions for serials archiving in the library market..." NAPC provides various services, such as digitization and microfilming, metadata capture & creation; text conversion; custom output formatting; film duplication & replacement; and archive hosting. 

 

 

Updated: Oct 3, 2016 4:38pm

DIVA-GIS

DIVA-GIS is a free computer program for mapping and geographic data analysis (a geographic information system (GIS).

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 1:08pm

The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)

The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is an organization that provides access to data on religion, initially targeted at researchers interested in American religion and now expanded to American and international collections.

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 1:06pm

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

INDEPTH Network

The INDEPTH (International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health) Network is a network of health and demographic surveillance systems (HDSSs) that provide a picture of the health status of communities. INDEPTH collects data from whole communities over extended periods of time to reflect health and population problems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). INDEPTH is a global network comprised of 43 member centers and 49 HDSS field sites in 20 African, Asian, and Oceanic countries. The network has gathered data since 1998 on health, population dynamics, and development.  

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 10:36am

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

ORS Publishing

ORS Publishing is the publisher of Polling the Nations, an online, subscription-based collection of public opinion data. 

Updated: Sep 13, 2016 3:10pm

Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. 

Updated: Sep 9, 2016 3:59pm

Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research

The Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research is an institute at Cornell University that supports the computational and data needs of Cornell social scientists and economists throughout the research process and data life cycle. The institute provides computing systems support, software consulting, and data access through its data archive. 

Updated: Sep 9, 2016 11:27am

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental econmic organization whose mission it is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. 

Updated: Sep 9, 2016 10:39am

Ontario Council of University Libraries

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is a consortium of Ontario's 21 university libraries. OCUL members work together to collect, preserve and provide access to scholarly collections. 

Updated: Sep 8, 2016 1:10pm

American National Election Studies

The American National Election Studies (ANES) is a collaborative project of Stanford University and the University of Michigan, with funding by the National Science Foundation. The project produces data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation for the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers, and journalists. 

Updated: Sep 8, 2016 12:54pm

United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme is an agency of the United Nations that coordinates its environmental activities. 

Updated: Sep 8, 2016 11:46am

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 Odum Institute

The Odum Institute at the University of North Carolina supports social science teaching and research at UNC. The institute provides consulting on research, GIS and spatial analysis, survey research, and data management. Odum also operates a data archive. 

Updated: Sep 8, 2016 9:55am

Natural Earth

Natural Earth is a project aimed at providing access to public domain map datasets. It was built through collaborative volunteer efforts and is supported by the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). 

Updated: Sep 8, 2016 9:20am

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

Gallup

Gallup is an American research-based, global performance-management consulting company known for its public opinion polls. Gallup also provides subscription-based research, analytics, and consulting to organizations. 

Updated: Sep 7, 2016 12:15pm

Datanet India

Datanet India is a privately owned company that aggregates and provides online access to socio-economic and political statistical data about India, its states, regions, and districts. 

Updated: Sep 1, 2016 4:29pm

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