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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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International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam (IISH)

Founded in 1979, IISH is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) that conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations. The collections, some of which concern politically sensitive materials, are the property of or have been issued on standing loan to the independent IISH Foundation.

Updated: Jun 27, 2018 12:35pm

International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global growth and economic stability. It provides policy advice and financing to members in economic difficulties and also works with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty.

Updated: Sep 10, 2015 7:37pm

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a free Internet library. This means offering permanent access to historic collections that exist in digital format for researchers and the general public. They acquire a majority of their content with the Archive-It harvesting service using a Web crawler that collects content from the surface web. The content is maintained and served through an open access digital repository called the Wayback Machine. Internet Archive also offers book digitization services.

 

Updated: Jan 28, 2015 12:32pm

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.

"Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.IRE provides members access to thousands of reporting tip sheets and other materials through its resource center and hosts conferences and specialized training throughout the country. Programs of IRE include the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting and DocumentCloud."   http://www.ire.org/about/ 1/26/16

Updated: Jan 26, 2016 3:01pm

IOP Publishing

IOP Publishing provides a range of journals, ebooks, magazines, websites and services that enable researchers and research organisations to reach the widest possible audience for their research.

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd

Irish Newspaper Archives Ltd (INA) is a commercial provider of digitized newspapers from (and about) Ireland, offered through the Internet database www.irishnewsarchive.com.

Established as 2001 as a subsidiary of National Micro Media Ltd, INA’s mission is to "open up the nations newspaper archives and provide unprecedented access to a wealth of historical and genealogical information which up until now has being locked away in microfilm or hard copy archives" (from the publisher's website). All content is owned and/or copyrighted by National Micro Media Ltd.

 

Updated: Oct 26, 2014 12:37pm

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Jisc

Jisc is a registered charity and champion the use of digital technologies in UK education and research. Core funding of Jisc comes from the UK HE and FE funding bodies, with additional support coming from higher education institutions. 

Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:45pm

JSTOR

JSTOR is a division of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization. JSTOR was established to provide digital content for academic libraries and publishers. Their databases include an expanding full text collection of core social science, humanities, and science journals, books and primary sources.

Updated: Oct 23, 2015 7:36am

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Keesing's Worldwide, LLC

Independent aggregator of news text, established in1931 in Bethesda, Maryland, and registered as a limited liability company in the State of Nevada. 

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 1:30pm

Knowledge World Company for Digital Content

Knowledge World Company for Digital Content was established in Jordan in 2004 as an limited liability institution with the goal of establishing information databases "of high quality and professional principles in accordance with international standards and practices" (e-Marefa Profile). Knowledge World Company established the e-Marefa project in 2008 (the online database launched in 2012) in partnership with academic and research institutions in the Middle East and throughout the Arab World.

 

Updated: Mar 28, 2018 12:22pm

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Latin American Public Opinion Project

A long-running program based at Vanderbilt University, LAPOP measures and analyzes public opinion throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.The project conducts periodic in-region surveys of voting-age adults, focusing on matters of politics, governance and democracy in Latin America. Survey data are made available in the open access database, AmericasBarometer, in published reports and policy papers, and (by subscription) in structured SPSS and STATA formats.

Updated: Jan 18, 2017 2:59pm

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

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

Librairie Droz

Librarie Droz is a Swiss company that publishes and disseminates scholarly resources in the fields of arts, humanities, and the social sciences.

Updated: Oct 28, 2014 2:58pm

Liverpool University Press

Updated: Jul 19, 2018 12:52pm

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Manchester University Press

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:52pm

al-Manhal

Al-Manhal is a provider of electronic information in Arabic. Al-Manhal works with academic publishers, research and scientific societies, and university presses.

Updated: Feb 15, 2017 3:11pm

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education partners around the world with students, educators, administrators and other professionals to deliver engaging, adaptive and personalized solutions that improve performance and results.

Updated: Oct 1, 2015 5:56pm

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: Jun 10, 2020 3:38pm

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

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