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Adam Matthew Digital publishes unique primary source collections from archives around the world. We collaborate with leading libraries and academics to produce research and teaching collections for universities, colleges and libraries. We seek to inspire students, enhance learning environments, and aid research by making important primary sources available to a global audience. Visit our table to learn about transformative Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology, which enables full-text searching across manuscript material. A first for primary source publishing, HTR uses AI to enable handwritten text to be identified. Learn more at

Arkivum is a leading provider of compliance-driven, long-term data safeguarding and usability solutions serving regulated, data intensive markets worldwide. Arkivum’s solution helps organizations safeguard and preserve their most valuable digital content to the highest level, adhere to intensified regulation of digital records management, economically cope with increasing data volumes and make archived data usable and accessible.

Arkivum provides a safe, secure, compliant and accessible digital archiving solution for any type of data, structured and unstructured, with a unique 100% data integrity guarantee and a built-in escrow service. The Arkivum solution brings archived data to life by enabling users to explore the vast, usually untapped value of their archived repository. Since 2012 Arkivum has been serving more than 100 clients worldwide across industries and is accredited and certified for ISO 27001.


Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. Our strategy is Great Art and Culture for Everyone. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Arts Council England manages a range of responsibilities which support the preservation and access to collections held in museums, archives and libraries and other heritage bodies. This includes the Accreditation Scheme for museums and galleries in the UK; the Designation Scheme; Acceptance in Lieu and the Government Indemnity Scheme.

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research institutions.  The Library’s collection spans all cultures and exceeds 150 million items including books, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings.  The Library allows access to content onsite in reading rooms and remotely. On Demand supplies organisations and individuals across the globe with the latest academic research and more.  EThOS is the national repository for doctoral theses, allowing users to search over 400,000 records and abstracts, download full texts instantly and order scanned copies. Our Digitisation Services offer high-quality reproductions of our own collections as well as those of others.


GALE, a Cengage Company is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. GALE is best known for accurate and authoritative reference content as well as our intelligent organisation of full-text magazine and newspaper articles. GALE creates and maintains more than 600 databases that are published online, in print, as eBooks and in microform.

Our collections range from the digitisation of global newspaper brands to smaller historical collections. Our mission is to be the most respected and innovative source of teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide.

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We are the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.

We are dedicated entirely to the sectors’ individual and collective needs.

We are not a vendor: we deal with and/or work with vendors and publishers on the collective behalf.

Not for profit: every pound is used for the sectors’ benefit

We are objective, but not unbiased: we put the sectors’ interests above all else

We are of the sectors, by the sectors, for the sectors.

Preservica is changing the way organisations around the world protect and future-proof their long-term digital content and collections. Available on premise or in the cloud (SaaS), our award-winning active digital preservation software has been designed from the ground-up to tackle the unique challenges of ensuring digital information remains accessible and trustworthy over decades.

It’s a proven solution that’s trusted by archives, libraries, museums, educational institutes, business and government organisations around the world – including the UK National Archives, the Met Office, HSBC, The University of Manchester Library, Transport for London and Wellcome Library to name a few.

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life.

As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science and Technology, and Medicine.

Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 2,500 journals and over 5,500 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 77,000 specialist titles.