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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.

Central European University Press

Established in 1993 to reflect the intellectual strengths and values of its parent institution, CEU Press is a leading publisher in the history of communism and transitions to democracy. Uniquely positioned between East and West it is widely recognised as the foremost English-language university press dedicated to research on Central and Eastern Europe and the former communist countries, in a wide range of subjects including political philosophy; Jewish studies; economics; history; human rights; political science; international relations; gender studies; and art history. It publishes approximately 35 new titles a year and has a large backlist of over 500 titles with e-books already available through several platforms.

Updated: Apr 22, 2022 2:51pm

Dar al-Mandumah

Dar al-Mandumah is a Saudi Company specialized in building and developing an Arabic database of scientific data for the purpose of research and academic use. 

Updated: Oct 4, 2021 1:15pm

Coherent Digital, LLC

Coherent Digital, LLC, create databases from "content that’s uncatalogued, undiscoverable, uncitable, prone to link rot, and likely to disappear."

Their three current initiatives include:

Policy Commons— research coming from over 21,000 think tanks, NGOs, and IGOs Mindscape Commons—curates content of virtual reality and immersive video in mental health African Collections—focusing on content from the African continent

 

Updated: Jul 12, 2021 1:54pm

The MIT Press

Established in 1962, the MIT Press is a university press publising books and journals in the areas of science, technology, art, social science, and design.

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Updated: Jun 24, 2021 11:55am

Le Monde Group

Le Monde Group is the publishing company that publishes France’s most famous publications, including Le Monde, Courrier International, Télérama, La Vie, and HuffPost.

Updated: Jun 18, 2021 1:24pm

London Review of Books

London Review of Books founded in 1979 is a provider of a European magazine, London Review of Books,  that provides book reviews and essays.

Updated: Apr 15, 2021 5:43pm

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

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

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

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