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November 14, 2022

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital's South Asia Archive receives award. South Asia Archive has received the prestigious 2022 Reader's Choice Award for Most Improved Product from The Charleston Advisor. South Asia Archive is a major collection of over 4.5 million pages of books, journals, census reports, film pamphlets, and other formats originally published in the Indian subcontinent between 1700 and the middle of the twentieth century. Previously offered by Taylor & Francis, the collection was acquired by Coherent Digital in June 2022, and the content is now available exclusively from Coherent on its award-winning Commons platform. [Full Announcement].

October 31, 2022

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital reaches agreement with the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The Big Ten Academic Alliance and its fourteen member universities recently announced they will become founding members of Africa Commons, the latest project from Coherent Digital. Africa Commons is a large-scale, multi-year project to digitize, disseminate, and discover African cultural materials. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 2022

Coherent Digital Policy Commons passes 50,000 registered users. Coherent Digital announced that more than 50,000 researchers and students have registered for personal access to its Policy Commons database. These individuals are highly active in academia, government, think tanks, and businesses. Individual memberships form the core of a user base that extends to the 500,000 researchers, experts, faculty, and students who have access thanks to their institutions' memberships. [Full Announcement].

July 1, 2022

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital expands presence into India. Coherent Digital, publisher of South Asia Archive, today announced the expansion of their presence in India with the appointment of Shashank Singh as Sales Director, South Asia. The appointment signals Coherent's commitment to South Asia through an investment in local personnel to serve universities, government departments, research centres, and other customer sites in the region. [Full Announcement].

June 27, 2022

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital launches South Asia Archive on the Coherent Commons Platform. Coherent Digital today launched South Asia Archive on its Commons platform at the American Library Association meeting. South Asia Archive is a major collection of books and journals. It contains over 4.5 million pages and is used by more than 800 academic institutions around the world. Previously offered by Taylor & Francis, the collection is now available exclusively from Coherent Digital on the Commons platform as a purchase of perpetual rights. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2022

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital reaches major agreement with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). Over 40 CRL affiliated institutions recently agreed to become founding institutional members of Policy Commons. This level of financial commitment means that medium-size CRL institutions will receive substantial additional discounts, and Coherent unlocks complimentary access for over 70 small CRL institutions. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2022

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital acquires the Index to Current Urban Documents Database. Coherent Digital has acquired Index to Current Urban Documents from ILM Corporation. Index to Current Urban Documents contains more than 5 million pages of reports and research statistics published since 1972 by local government agencies, civic organizations, research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies in hundreds of major North American cities. Coherent Digital will relaunch the database as Policy Commons: Cities, a new sister product to the Policy Commons database of publications from think tanks, NGOs, and IGOs. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2022

Coherent Digital Policy Commons preserves 40,000 endangered EPA documents. Coherent Digital has just completed work to preserve the EPA archive on its flagship platform, Policy Commons. The archive contains news releases, policy changes, regulatory actions, and fact sheets that break down the impact of environmental legislation—vital for understanding how regulation and enforcement have changed over the years. It also contains information on climate change that the Trump administration deleted from the EPA's website. [Full Announcement].

November 30, 2021

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital acquires the Taylor & Francis Digital Primary Source Archive. Coherent Digital has acquired the Taylor & Francis digital primary source archive, with plans to migrate the content to the award-winning Commons platform and enhance the collections. [Full Announcement].

September 17, 2021

Coherent Digital Mindscape Commons wins the ALPSP 2021 Award for Innovation in Publishing. Mindscape Commons, the world's first and largest source of Virtual Reality (VR) and interactive video content for teaching and learning mental health, was named as winner of this year's ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. David Sommer, Chair of the judging panel, revealed the winners at the close of the ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards which took place virtually today. PLOS Community Action Publishing was also named winner among a distinguished list of finalists. [Full Announcement].

August 3, 2021

Coherent Digital Trojman Corporation and Coherent Digital to produce new Canadian Electronic Library. Trojman Corporation and Coherent Digital signed a definitive agreement to produce a new version of the Canadian Electronic Library. The CEL provides over 27,000 ebooks and over 63,000 policy documents to hundreds of libraries across Canada. Since its launch in 2006, it's become the definitive database of Canadian materials for libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 23, 2021

Coherent Digital Mindscape Commons shortlisted for ALPSP's Innovation in Publishing award. Mindscape Commons, the world's most comprehensive source of immersive and interactive video content in mental health, has been shortlisted for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2021. The award is given to any new product, development, service, or project that is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. Applicants are asked to demonstrate excellence in originality, innovation, value to the community, utility, and long-term viability. [Full Announcement].

April 15, 2021

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital and Jisc sign agreement for Policy Commons. Jisc, a not-for-profit technology provider for research and education in the UK, and Coherent Digital, an innovative digital information services startup, have signed an agreement for Policy Commons. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2021

Coherent Digital Sabinet and Coherent Digital partner to make African voices heard. Sabinet and Coherent Digital signed an agreement to build and distribute electronic library databases focused on Africa. Sabinet is the largest vendor of African content to libraries. Founded in 1983, as a collaboration of South African universities and libraries, Sabinet offers the largest database of Pan-African journals, the most complete collection of South African legal, union, and government information, as well as unique African library resources in reference, news, and archives. [Full Announcement].

March 26, 2021

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital and Waldo sign agreement. Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization has signed an agreement to work with Coherent Digital LLC, a new publishing company created with the mission to “tame wild content and make it useful.” WALDO will offer its member libraries all of Coherent Digital's resources through special promotions—including Mindscape Commons and Policy Commons. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

Coherent Digital World's largest resource for public policy launches today. Coherent Digital launched Policy Commons, a new resource to help researchers, educators, students, and policymakers benefit from the work of top policy experts, publishers, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs, and NGOs. Policy Commons is a discovery service, an aggregation of premium content, a social network, a hosting service, a curation service, an alert service, a repository to save at-risk content, an impact analytics service, and a suite of tools to enrich content. These services are built around a specially commissioned organization directory with over 16,000 records. Membership is free to end-users, and much of the content is open. [Full Announcement].

October 2, 2020

Coherent Digital First library-oriented, virtual-reality database launches. Coherent Digital launched Mindscape Commons, the first database of virtual-reality experiences for libraries. Mindscape Commons details nearly 200 immersive and interactive experiences in social work, counseling, and psychology from over 100 colleges and 60 commercial organizations. With 100 experiences exclusive to this resource, it's designed specifically by faculty and mental health clinicians to be immersive and interactive. [Full Announcement].

October 1, 2020

Coherent Digital New virtual-reality database for mental health launched. Coherent Digital launched Mindscape Commons, the first database of virtual-reality experiences for education and research in mental health. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2020

Coherent Digital Eileen Lawrence joins Coherent Digital. Eileen Lawrence has joined Coherent Digital, LLC, a new publishing company created with the mission to tame wild content and make it useful. [Full Announcement].

February 5, 2020

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital Announces Policy Commons to Launch in November 2020. Coherent Digital Announces Policy Commons to Launch in November 2020. Policy Commons will be an open platform that makes it easy to find, catalog and preserve reports, working papers, policy briefs and data from a directory of over 5,000 IGOs, NGOs, think tanks and research centers. It will be a comprehensive service that covers born-digital and archival material from IGOs like the OECD, the UN, the World Bank, IMF, FAO and EU, as well as leading NGOs, such as Amnesty International, and smaller influential think tanks. [Full Announcement].