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Kate Wittenberg

Kate Wittenberg is the Managing Director of Portico. Previously, Kate served as Project Director, Client and Partnership Development for Ithaka S+R, where her innovative work with libraries and publishers helped to develop resources, products, and services that enabled these communities to grow as vibrant digital organizations while remaining true to their core missions.

Kate brings a deep understanding of issues at the intersection of digital technologies, academic libraries, and scholarly publishing to Portico. She spent most of her career at Columbia, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of Columbia University Press until 1999, and went on to found and direct EPIC (the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia) for the university. EPIC was a pioneering initiative in digital publishing, and a model publishing partnership for libraries, presses, and academic IT departments.