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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.

Classiques Garnier Numérique

Classiques Garnier Numérique offers to universities, public, private and research libraries online access to databases in the fields of literature and the humanities

Updated: Dec 15, 2020 9:07am

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

voxgov

voxgov harvests and organizes online government-produced publicity and media content, enabling access and searching by topics, sources, issues, trends and names of persons of interest.  voxgov aggregation of information involves real-time harvesting and annotating of public policy-related materials that apear on media and government web sites, to produce value-added resources for policy research. 

 

See voxgov CEO and founder Robert M. Dessau's presentation on voxgov at CRL's April 2014 Leviathan Forum. 

Updated: Sep 2, 2020 12:44pm

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

Cairn France

Cairn, a limited public company based in Liege, Beligium, offers scholarly publications in the French language in the humanities and social sciences online. Cairn provides access to journals and ebooks from French, Belgian and Swiss publishers, and has offices in Liege and in Paris, France.

Updated: Aug 5, 2020 10:30am

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

Historical Information Gatherers (HIG)

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

Updated: Dec 12, 2019 3:18pm

Canadiana.org

Canadiana.org is a part of the Canadiana Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). It works together with the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and others to present Canada's documentary heritage content online. The organization provides access and preservation infrastructure for Canadian publications. In April 2018, Canadiana.org merged with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN).

Updated: Sep 18, 2019 9:55am

Gale

Gale is a division of Cengage Learning Inc., a privately held for-profit corporation based in Stamford, CT,  heavily invested in textbook publishing. Gale publishes major databases of digitized materials for the post-secondary academic market.

Updated: Aug 27, 2019 9:41am

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

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

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

WP Company LLC (The Washington Post)

In 2013, The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company) sold the online and print publication The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos through a private investment firm, Nash Holdings LLC. WP Company LLC (doing business as The Washington Post) operates as a subsidiary of Nash Holdings LLC. 

Updated: May 29, 2019 10:28am

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

OpenEdition

OpenEdition is a public non-profit initiative, a joint service and research unit (USR 2004)  that brings together the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Université d'Aix-Marseille,  the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and Avignon Université.

Updated: Mar 6, 2019 2:55pm

DOAJ

DOAJ is a not-for-profit organization, which as of 2019 was managed by Infrastructure Services for Open Access C.I.C. (Community Interest Company) based in the United Kingdom, but founded at Lund University, Sweden, in 2003. DOAJ acticvities are supported by voluntary contributions from three categories of members: Publisher, Ordinary Member and Sponsor.

DOAJ publishes information "to help Publishers to adhere to the Principles and to assist them in completing an application. DOAJ also publishes a list of FAQs relevant to all members of the publishing community, particularly libraries and authors. 

Updated: Feb 19, 2019 4:49pm

Reveal Digital

Reveal Digital is a limited liability company based in Ann Arbor, MI, created to develop a set of open access, web-based collections of digitized newspapers and related materials in partnership with U.S. academic libraries. Support for the enterprise is being sought in the form of direct investment by academic libraries to cover the costs of digitizing the newspapers, and the hosting and ongoing maintenance of the digital collections created. 

On February 14, 2019, Reveal Digital revealed that it was an affiliate of ITHAKA. ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization that works with the global higher educational community to advance and preserve knowledge and to improve teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies.

Updated: Feb 15, 2019 9:41am

Bibliothèque nationale de France

Bibliothèque nationale de France is the national library of France.

Updated: Jan 11, 2019 1:17pm

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