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What Participants Say

We measure our success by the positive impact Portico has for our library and publisher participants. You can read some of their comments and stories here.

Have an experience with Portico you would like to share? Email us at participation@portico.org

  • Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, United States

    Jeffrey Horrell

    Dean of Libraries
    Dartmouth College – New Hampshire, United States

    “In the end, it is a matter of trust that Portico will be there, and we have confidence in them.”

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    Paul Ayris

    Director, Library Services
    University College London – London, United Kingdom

    “Nearly 500 journal titles have been cancelled in paper copy, where the digital equivalent exists in Portico. UCL will rely on publishers for e-delivery and will rely on Portico for digital archiving and providing long-term digital access when defined trigger events lead to loss of access …”

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    Rebecca Simon

    Associate Director for Journals and Digital Publishing
    University of California Press – California, United States

    “Partnering with Portico affirms our commitment to permanent archiving. We want authors, librarians, and scholarly society clients alike to feel confident that UC Press is doing everything possible to assure the content we publish will be available in perpetuity.”

  • La Trobe University Logo

    Geoff Payne

    Director, Library Corporate and Financial Services
    La Trobe University – Melbourne, Australia

    “Portico membership is our best solution for ensuring access to our subscription electronic content in the event of a publisher failure etc.”

Case Studies

Read about real life experiences that worked for our participants.

  • University of Cincinnati

    University of Cincinnati – United States

    “ With an increasing number of digital resources, comes a new approach to collection management and a need to ensure long term access. We needed to find a solution to reliably protect our investment in e-content.””
    –James Van Mil, Collections & Electronic Resources Librarian

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  • Liberal Arts Colleges

    Colby College and Vassar College – United States

    “ As you downsize the number of physical copies, there really has to be a sense that this stuff is available in a secure digital format,” comments Guthro. “Without that, making a secure transition from reliance on print resources to reliance on electronic resources would be impossible.”
    –Clem Guthro, Director of Libraries at Colby College

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  • Looking to the Future

    Drew University – New Jersey, United States

    “Despite our users’ preference for electronic journals, we have been reluctant to move in that direction exclusively, in part, because of our concern about maintaining an electronic archive. We simply would not be able to do this on our own and thus would be relying on the journal publisher to maintain its archive, and, understanding that, we became an Archive Founder of Portico in 2006.”
    –Linda Conners, Head, Acquisitions & Collection Development Department, Library

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  • Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, United States

    Envisioning Strategic Partnership

    Dartmouth College – New Hampshire, United States

    “In terms of our overall strategy for preserving electronic content, we see Portico as one piece of the whole. We realize we need to build or outsource other parts of the infrastructure for different formats and categories of our collections. Portico helps us with our discussions with faculty and students about storage decisions for print knowing that we may not need to maintain certain materials or they may be stored off-site.”
    –Jeffrey L. Horrell, Dean of Libraries and Librarian of the College, Dartmouth College Library

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  • Conversion Without Worry

    UCL University College – London, United Kingdom

    “The landscape in information provision is fast-changing, and digital curation marks an important step on the road to research libraries being able to achieve key strategic goals.”
    –Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer

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