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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

Numérique Premium

Numérique Premium, a subsidiary of the publisher Nouveau Monde Editions, is a provider of ebooks in History and Human Sciences for libraries, in partnership with more than thirty publishers and societies in the French-speaking world.

Updated: Oct 7, 2021 3:29pm

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

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

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

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: Apr 6, 2021 4:30pm

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

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