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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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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

PitchBook Data, Inc.

PitchBook Data is a software licensing and delivery company that provides access to data, research, and technology in private capital markets, covering areas including: venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Updated: Mar 22, 2017 12:22pm

Planet Labs

Planet (or Planet Labs) is an Earth imaging company that designs and manufactures satellites that provide a complete image of Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution. The images gathered by the satellites provide up to date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yeild production, urban planning and disaster response. 

Updated: Nov 1, 2017 11:52am

PolicyMap

In 2017, PolicyMap became a Certified Small Business and Benefit Corporation.  PolicyMap, formerly from The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), curates a geographic data library with mapping and analytic tools creating their PolicyMap database.

PolicyMap provides access to thousands of customizable maps, including data on real estate, broadband infrastructure, demographics, and more from sources like Zillow, the Census, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and GreatSchools.

Updated: Apr 12, 2021 12:26pm

Politico

POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. One of their products is PoliticoPro.

Updated: Feb 2, 2017 2:03pm

Population Reference Bureau

The Population Reference Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization that specializes in collecting and providing access to statistics for research and academic purposes focused on the environment, and health and structure of populations. 

The Population Reference Bureau receives support from a number of foundations, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies. Included in their services the Population Reference Bureau offers an annual World Population Data Sheet, provides the online DataFinder, and publishes the Population Handbook. 

Updated: Jul 23, 2018 12:00pm

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: Aug 1, 2019 1:35pm

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

Preservica

Provider of cloud-based digital preservation services, formed in 2014 by Tessella as a separate, wholly owned subsidiary company. .

Updated: May 15, 2015 10:18am

PressReader

Previously known as NewspaperDirect Inc., PressReader is a distributor of digital newspaper content, products, and platforms. 

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 9:31am

PrivCo

PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.

Updated: Sep 1, 2015 12:19pm

Professional Engineering Publishing

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

Updated: Sep 18, 2015 3:23pm

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

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

Public Library of Science (known as PLOS) is a non-profit publisher of Open Access journals.  As of 2021, PLOS is publishing articles in the following seven Open Access Journals:

PLOS One PLOS Biology PLOS Computational Biology PLOS Genetics PLOS Medicine PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases PLOS Pathogens

 

Updated: Apr 8, 2021 3:54pm

Publishers Weekly LLC

PWxyz LLC is a digital media assets company based in New York and the parent company of Publishers Weekly, its signature brand. Founded in 1872, Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of the book publishing industry and boasts 1.11 million Twitter, Facebook and other social media followers; publishes nine e-newsletters, BookLife (a website and monthly supplement), two blogs, a mobile edition, site licenses, digital editions and apps; and features a thriving website that reaches 1 million unique visitors each month.

Updated: Sep 1, 2020 5:54pm


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