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Founded in 1995 brightsolid is one of the UK’s pioneering internet companies and a leading online publishing and online technology business. We provide innovative online solutions to our customers, whether that is a FTSE100 company requiring absolute reliability and performance in their IT infrastructure or a consumer researching their family history from the comfort of their home. Two main operating businesses are: online publishing; online technology. brightsolid online innovation is owned by Publisher DC Thomson (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.brightsolid.com/home/about-brightsolid/">this source</a>)

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british antarctic survey

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is the United Kingdom's national Antarctic operation and has an active role in Antarctic affairs. BAS is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and has over 400 staff. It operates five research stations, two ships and five aircraft in and around Antarctica. BAS addresses key global and regional issues. This involves joint research projects with over 40 UK universities and more than 120 national and international collaborations. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Antarctic_Survey">Wikipedia article: British Antarctic Survey</a>)

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british library

The British Library is the library of the United Kingdom, and one of the world's largest libraries in terms of total number of items. The library is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from every country in the world, in virtually all known languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books (second only to the USA's Library of Congress), along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_library">Wikipedia article: British Library</a>)

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british medical association

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the professional association and registered trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom. The association does not regulate or certify doctors, a responsibility which lies with the General Medical Council. The association’s headquarters are located in BMA House, Tavistock Square, London. Additionally, the Association has national offices in Cardiff, Belfast, and Edinburgh, a European office in Brussels and a number of offices in English regions. The BMA has a range of representative and scientific committees and is recognised by National Health Service employers as sole contract negotiators for doctors. The aim for the BMA is "to promote the medical and allied sciences, and to maintain the honour and interests of the medical profession". (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Medical_Association">Wikipedia article: British Medical Association</a>)

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british museum

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Museum">Wikipedia article: British Museum</a>)

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british oceanographic data centre

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a national facility for looking after and distributing data about the marine environment. BODC deal with a range of physical, chemical and biological data, which help scientists provide answers to both local questions (such as the likelihood of coastal flooding) and global issues (such as the impact of climate change). BODC is the designated marine science data centre for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The centre provides a resource for science, education and industry, as well as the general public. BODC is hosted by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Liverpool. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Oceanographic_Data_Centre">Wikipedia article: British Oceanographic Data Centre</a>)

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brunel university

Brunel University is a higher education institution situated in Uxbridge, West London, England. In the latest Government Research Assessment Exercise, 82% of research submitted was rated as of international standing. The university has recently spent &pound;250 million redeveloping its campus, including new and refurbished social, teaching and sporting facilities. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunel_University">Wikipedia article: Brunel University</a>)

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BSI Group, also known in its home market as the British Standards Institution (or BSI), is a multinational business services provider whose principal activity is the production of standards and the supply of standards-related services. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standards_Institution">Wikipedia article: BSI</a>)

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The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) is a representative body promoting the production, study and use of moving image, sound and related media for learning and research. It is a Limited Company of Charity status serving post compulsory education interests in the UK. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Universities_Film_%26_Video_Council... article: BUFVC</a>)

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california digital library

The California Digital Library, or CDL, is the University of California's 11th University Library. The CDL was founded to assist the ten University of California libraries in sharing their resources and holdings more effectively, in part through negotiating and acquiring consortial licenses on behalf of the entire University of California libraries system. Its current mission is to support the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Digital_Library">Wikipedia article: California Digital Library</a>)

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canterbury christ church university

Canterbury Christ Church University is a university in Canterbury, Kent, England. The University has developed rapidly since its inception in 1962 and now has nearly 20,000 students based at campuses across Kent, in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Folkestone, Medway and Tunbridge Wells. As well as being the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the public services &dash; notably teacher training, health and social care, and the emergency services &dash; the university also offers an extensive range of academic and professional programmes, from credit bearing higher education entry certificates through to doctorates and research degrees. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canterbury_Christ_Church_University">Wikipedia article: Canterbury Christ Church University</a>)

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cardiff university

Cardiff University is a university located in the Cathays Park area of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. It received its Royal charter in 1883 and is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. The university is consistently recognised as providing the best university education in Wales. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, almost 60 per cent of all research at Cardiff University was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent - 4* and 3* the top two categories of assessment. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiff_University">Wikipedia article: Cardiff University</a>)

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carnegie mellon university

Carnegie Mellon University (also known as Carnegie Mellon or simply CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. The University’s 140-acre (0.57 km2) main campus is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Downtown Pittsburgh and abuts the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon has seven colleges and independent schools: the Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), College of Fine Arts, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, Tepper School of Business, School of Computer Science, and H. John Heinz III College. Carnegie Mellon students come from all 50 U.S. states and 93 countries. It consistently ranks among the top 25 universities in the United States and was named one of the "New Ivies" by Newsweek in 2006. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Mellon_University">Wikipedia article: Carnegie Mellon University</a>)

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The Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC) was a UK government body that carried out civil research in science and engineering. The CCLRC was created on 1 April 1995 as a non-departmental public body from the laboratories of the previous Science and Engineering Research Council including 1942 staff and an annual turnover of &pound;106 million which had temporarily been controlled by the EPSRC. It operated at three locations: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, near Didcot in Oxfordshire, incorporating the ISIS neutron source; Daresbury Laboratory. at Daresbury in Cheshire; Chilbolton Observatory, near Stockbridge in Hampshire. The Diamond Light Source, was developed by the CCLRC at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and established as an independent company. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_for_the_Central_Laboratory_of_the_R... article: CCLRC</a>)

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central school of speech and drama

he Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) was founded in London in 1906 by Elsie Fogerty to offer a new form of training in speech and drama for young actors and other students. The school has been a constituent college of the University of London since 2005. (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_School_of_Speech_and_Drama">Wikipedia article: Central School of Speech and Drama</a>)

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centre of history society and culture

Centre of History Society and Culture University of Coimbra


Centre for Research in Library and Information Management (CERLIM) was established in 1993 to undertake research with a practical focus to support operational work in all kinds of library and information services. CERLIM is situated within the Department of Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University and The Information Research Institute (TIRI). (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.cerlim.ac.uk/">this source</a>)

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CESSDA is an umbrella organisation for social science data archives across Europe. Since the 1970s the members have worked together to improve access to data for researchers and students. CESSDA research and development projects and Expert Seminars enhance exchange of data and technologies among data organisations. Preparations are underway to move CESSDA into a new organisation known as CESSDA European Research Infrastructure Consortium (CESSDA ERIC). (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.cessda.org/">this source</a>)

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The JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards (JISC CETIS) is a United Kingdom organisation funded by JISC, the Joint Information System Committee of the UK's education funding councils. JISC CETIS is funded and structured in a manner similar to other JISC services such as UKOLN. JISC CETIS is tasked with contributing to and providing information about learning technology with a particular focus on technical interoperability standards relevant to education, such as XML Schemas for educational content, learner information (and eportfolio), learning design, assessment, accessibility and enterprise systems (Excerpt from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JISC_CETIS">Wikipedia article: JISC CETIS</a>)

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