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The founders of A21 together have more than 25 years' experience in digital libraries, publishing, and knowledge management. Since 2000, we have worked (separately and together) with some of the largest (and some of the most unique) universities, research groups, libraries, non-profits, publishers, and information providers in the world, including: 


  • Biblioteca Vaticana (The Vatican Library)

  • Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

  • Brattle Film Foundation

  • The Cambodian Theravada Buddhist Community

  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France)

  • EBSCO Information Services

  • Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma

  • Harvard University Library

  • Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC UK)

  • John Hay Library and Archive, Brown University

  • One Laptop Per Child

  • Open Collections Program, Harvard University Library

  • The Oxford e-Research Centre

  • Oxford Internet Institute

  • The University of California, San Diego

  • Women Writers Online, Brown University



We have successfully delivered large and small projects, including:


  • The first large-scale special collections digitization program in the world

  • One of the largest digitization programmes for rare, bound books and manuscripts in the world

  • The first large-scale digital library outreach and assessment program

  • User needs assessments

  • User research plans

  • Competitive analyses

  • "Voice of the Customer" research

  • Impact assessments

  • Product feature gap analysis and prioritization

  • Strategic plans for libraries, universities, research groups, and product management groups

  • Dozens of successful grant proposals resulting in over $8M in funding

  • Countless reports to foundations and funders

  • Publishing workflow planning and design including Open Journal Systems implementations

  • Ontologies, taxonomies, and metadata schema

  • Multi-system data aggregation and migration plans

  • Platform migration plans

  • Software build vs. buy analyses

  • Vendor and service comparisons / assessments


We love work that connects users with information in the pursuit of new knowledge. 


We want to work with people and organizations who are interested in supporting the process of scholarship, and re-envisioning the future of information production, access, and preservation.


Please do get in touch