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May 28, 2024

How Portico preserves the most at-risk content

Certain types of archival materials and scholarly publications are particularly vulnerable to being lost without a preservation plan in place. How can we ensure that this valuable content is secured for future generations of researchers? In honor of Preservation Week 2024, Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director of Portico, shared updates on how we’re working with librarians, publishers, and the digital preservation community to develop new solutions to this challenge. Safeguarding cultural heritage:… Read more

February 27, 2024

An interview with Kate Wittenberg and Karen Hanson of Portico

Originally published February 2024. Reposted from The Scholarly Kitchen with author permission. Continuing our Kitchen Essentials series of interviews with leaders of infrastructure organizations, this week we are speaking with leaders of preservation initiatives. Today we’re hearing from Kate Wittenberg and Karen Hanson, the Managing Director and Lead Research Developer, respectively of Portico, the community-supported preservation archive that safeguards access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections. Full disclosure: Portico is a service of ITHAKA,… Read more

February 27, 2024

Portico works with the Digital Preservation Coalition to advance global digital preservation

Digital preservation is a global challenge that requires memory organizations to coordinate efforts and share best practices across international and organizational boundaries. As a nonprofit leader in this area, we are deeply engaged with the digital preservation community to support this work. We recently strengthened our collaboration with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), an international charitable foundation focused on digital preservation, by agreeing to host a US-based DPC-dedicated staff member who will lead a… Read more

February 5, 2024

Key developments in Portico’s work: 2023 year in review

As we enter 2024, we are pleased to share the important benefits libraries receive as a Portico participant and provide an update on ways we plan to meet emerging and future preservation needs. Expanding the digital archive Portico continues to ingest a growing stream of e-journal, ebook, and digital collection content into the archive. The number of archival units, or items, (e.g., journals, articles, books, newspaper issues, documents) being preserved has grown to 149,820,075, with the number of files being… Read more

June 21, 2023

ITHAKA announces new services for academic, research, and cultural institutions to share, preserve, and manage digital collections

ITHAKA announced today a new set of services to help academic, research, and cultural institutions easily and affordably share, preserve, and manage their local digital collections. Using the same infrastructure that powers ITHAKA’s nonprofit services JSTOR and Portico, institutions can now increase the reach and usefulness of their local digital collections, secure access for generations to come, and further the mission they share with one another and ITHAKA to improve access to knowledge worldwide. “Research and learning increasingly take place… Read more

May 23, 2023

Portico access alert: Eight scholarly journals

Portico is now providing access to eight additional journals, published by Clarivate Analytics, Critical Studies Research Group, Episteme Health, and Exeley, Inc. These include: Apex (Exeley) Open Access Critical Studies: Interdisciplinary Journal of the Humanities (Critical Studies Research Group) Open Access Drug News & Perspectives (Clarivate Analytics) Drugs of the Future (Clarivate Analytics)… Read more

April 4, 2023

Portico and KB extend their collaboration to support preservation of the scholarly record

Portico and the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, are pleased to announce that they have extended their longstanding collaboration to host an online replica of the Portico archive at the KB. For more than a decade, the KB and Portico cooperated to form and implement their respective digital preservation principles and practices. They have worked together over the years to research the handling of digital preservation formats and to develop automated preservation workflows. As part of this work, Portico… Read more

March 17, 2023

Portico access alert: Integrated Healthcare Journal

Portico is now providing access to the content from the BMJ Publishing Group’s Integrated Healthcare Journal. This journal supported a connected approach for healthcare design and delivery in which health and social care professionals, service providers, patients, patient groups, and carers were brought together to collaborate in a unified approach.  This journal has ceased publication as of March 15, 2023 and will no longer be available through the publisher; therefore, it has… Read more

January 18, 2023

Key developments in Portico’s work: 2022 year in review

As we begin a new year, we’re pleased to share an update on our shared mission to preserve the scholarly record. With the support of 1,000+ libraries and 1,000+ publishers, Portico is preserving an ever-increasing set of content, carrying out important research on emerging and future preservation needs, and piloting an initiative to preserve historical content from under-represented communities.  Expanding the digital archive: Portico continues to add a growing stream of e-journal, e-book, and digital collection… Read more

January 4, 2023

Portico access alert: Titles from BMJ and Morgan & Claypool

Portico is now providing access to the following content: BMJ Open Science, a journal published by BMJ Publishing Group, covered the whole range of preclinical and translational biomedical research and meta-research. This journal has ceased publication as of January 2023 and will no longer be available from the publisher. It was originally published Open Access and Portico will continue to make the full journal freely available to the community. Colloquium Series on… Read more