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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 Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune

According to their website, the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, was founded on July 6, 1917 in the honor of the work of Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarakar, the foremost pioneer of scientific Orientology in India.

The Institute is a public organization registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950.

The institute holds a large collections of rare books and manuscripts spanning over 140,000 books and 28,000 manuscripts collected in a period of 90 years. This collection covers several language and scripts such as Sanskrit, Prakrit, Indian regional languages, Classical, Asean and European languages.

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 3:58pm

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai

The Asiatic Society of Mumbai works and collections focuse in the field of Asian Studies.  Based in Mumbai, India, The Asiatic Society was created by the British as part of a network of institutions "to generate, systematize and disseminate knowledge of India and Orient: a vast and cumulative body of information, learning and knowledge which became constituted into the field of Indology. It was encyclopaedic in its scope, embracing diverse areas like numismatics, epigraphy, anthropology, history, archaeology, linguistics, philology, natural history, geology, philosophy, literature and theology."

Today, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai Town Hall houses thousands of books, periodicals, manuscripts, and other relics and collections collected since 1804....

Updated: Oct 30, 2020 3:34pm

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

Historical Information Gatherers (HIG)

Historical Information Gatherers (HIG) is a provider for FIMo - Fire Insurance Maps online.

Updated: Dec 12, 2019 3:18pm

Multidata Services Inc.

Founded in 2000, Multidata Services Inc (MSI) is a a research corporation which handles and provides access to information related to the Arab world. MSI provides services in the field of information technology, documentation, indexing, data automation and research.

Updated: Aug 21, 2019 3:20pm

Social Explorer, Inc.

Social Explorer, Inc. is a software company that launched SocialExplorer.com.  Social Explorer was co-founded by Andrew Beveridge and Ahmed Lacevic.  The first version of Social Explorer was launched in March 2005 to engage users with demographic data through interactive maps and reports.  Through the years the database has been updated with the latest data, interactive tools, and applications.

In April 2019, Social Explorer, Inc. and Oxford University Press mutually agreed to end their partnership.  Beginning on April 22, 2019, Social Explorer. Inc. began to provide subscriptions and services to Social Explorer directly with subscribers.

Updated: Jun 25, 2019 10:36am

Wiley

Wiley is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing and instructional materials. The organization provides customers with books, journals, and encyclopedias, both in print and digital formats. Wiley also has a line of online products and services, training materials, and educational materials for academic communities. 

Updated: May 17, 2019 11:27am

Henry Stewart Talks Ltd.

Henry Stewart Talks Ltd. (HSTalks) is an online publishing company operating in London, United Kingdom.  HSTalks is a provider of prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks and case studies for medical schools, business schools, universities and commercial enterprises in over 60 countries around the world.

Updated: Apr 15, 2019 12:30pm

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Bibliothèque nationale de France is the national library of France.

Updated: Jan 11, 2019 1:17pm

National Security Archive

Founded in 1985, the National Security Archive is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization. The NSA is located at George Washington University and was founded by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy. 

Updated: Nov 16, 2018 10:17am

Digital Micro Media (DMM)

Digital Micro Media (DMM) is the North American sales representative for British Online Archive collections.

Updated: Nov 1, 2018 9:42am

Ojo Público

A digital media organization focused on providing investigative journalism and information tools on urgent issues of the national public agenda in Peru.  

Updated: Oct 17, 2018 1:34pm

The Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC)

Established in 2011, the VDC is responsible for independent documentation of all kinds of human rights violations in Syria. The VDC is a reference for legal and media practitioners because of its robust methodology and adherence to international legal standards regardless of the perpetrator. 

VDC is registered as a nonprofit association in Switzerland.

Updated: Oct 17, 2018 1:19pm

Centro Nacional de Memoria Historica

A National (Columbian), public organization under the Department for Social Prosperity (DPS), Centro Nacional de Memoria Historica aims to collect and recover all documentary material, oral testimonies, and other materials related to violations referred to in Article 147 of the Law of Victims and Land restitution. 

The information collected will be made available to interested parties, researchers and citizens in general. 

Updated: Oct 17, 2018 1:03pm

The Institute for Conflict Management

A non-profit Society set up in 1997 in New Delhi, Institute for Conflict Management is committed to the continuous evaluation and resolution of problems of internal security in South Asia. 

Among the primary activities of the organization are: 

Research on terrorism, low intensity warfare, sectarian and other conflict, developmental and economic policies in areas of widespread disorder and the effective civil administration of areas under threat of terrorism or other patterns of widespread strife. Dissemination of information, data and research results in the areas mentioned above through national and international media to create greater awareness of the patterns of strife and initiatives for resolution experienced in South Asia,...
Updated: Oct 9, 2018 10:46am

Yemen Data Project

The Yemen Data Project is an independent data collection project aimed at collecting and disseminating data on the conduct of the war in Yemen, with the purpose of increasing transparency and promoting accountability of the actors involved.

The Yemen Data Project is a not-for-profit project and is contributed to by international and national security, human rights, humanitarian, and academic experts. The project and all activities are independently funded to avoid any partisan affiliation.

Updated: Oct 4, 2018 11:58am

GeoData Institute, University of Southampton

The GeoData Institute at the University of Southampton specialises in environmental data management, analysis and processing.

Updated: Oct 4, 2018 11:37am

Code for Africa

Data journalism and civic technology initiative operating across Africa. It is co-funded and driven by grassroots citizen organizations and the mass media and is focused primarily on building civic technology capacity within civil society and the watchdog media.

Code for Africa programs are: 

Data Liberation Data Fellowships Data Skills Data Tools 

The Code for Africa citizen labs are located in: Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Morocco, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, and Uganda.  There are Code for Africa affiliate labs in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Updated: Oct 4, 2018 11:03am

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

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is a research and mapping project that aims to improve understanding of the current state of online technology projects that increase transparency and accountability in Central & Eastern Europe, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the former Soviet Union.

The project is supported by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, a donor collaborative that includes the Ford Foundation, Hivos, the International Budget Partnership, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Institute, the Revenue Watch Institute, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Updated: Sep 19, 2018 11:13am

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