About Us

Our Purpose

Portico is among the largest community-supported digital archives in the world. Working with libraries and publishers, we preserve e-journals, e-books, and other electronic scholarly content to ensure researchers and students will have access to it in the future.

The following fundamental principles are vital to our approach:

  • A sustainable economic model. Portico’s operating costs are covered by diverse sources including hundreds of publishers and libraries worldwide. More
  • Clear legal rights. Agreements with content providers ensure we have the rights to preserve content and make it accessible when needed. More
  • Relationships. We work with the global preservation community to ensure we deliver the smartest, most reliable, and sustainable solutions possible. More
  • Best practices. Our technological infrastructure is designed according to standards to support long-term preservation. More
  • Transparency. Portico serves the academic community. It is your archive. We are open about our preservation strategy and the content preserved. More