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May 23, 2022

Portico access alert: Journal of Space Syntax and Journal of Playwork Practice

Portico is now providing access to the content from two additional academic journals. These titles are no longer available through their original publisher or a successor; therefore, they have “triggered” and are freely available to the community via the Portico archive. Journal of Space Syntax, published by the UCL Space Syntax Laboratory, focused on relations between society and space, covering a variety of topics ranging from architecture to geography. This journal was originally published Open Access, and will remain OA… Read more

May 4, 2022

Portico access alert: Scholar Chatter

Portico is now providing access to the digital journal Scholar Chatter, which published peer-reviewed articles from June 2020 through March 2022. Its publisher, Scholar Chatter Society of Academic Publishers, dissolved as of March 31, 2022 and is no longer in business. Because the content is no longer available through the publisher or a successor, it has “triggered” and is now freely available to the community via the Portico archive. The content was originally published Open Access and will remain Open… Read more

April 29, 2022

Portico explores emerging preservation challenges in the Journal of Electronic Publishing

As scholars experiment with diverse technologies to present their research, publishers are supporting digital formats that go far beyond traditional text-based publications. These complex works may include embedded media, supporting materials such as software and data, interactive features, nonlinear forms of navigation, and more. However, such innovative characteristics can create challenges for the long-term sustainability of these publications. How can we ensure that this important scholarly content is preserved for future generations? In a new article in the Journal of… Read more

March 15, 2022

Portico access alert: transversal, a De Gruyter journal

Portico is now providing access to content from the journal transversal: Journal for Jewish Studies, published by De Gruyter. This title explored the interdisciplinary field of Jewish Studies, focusing on the exchange between Jewish and non-Jewish spheres of culture and its mutually constitutive effects. De Gruyter ceased publication of transversal: Journal for Jewish Studies in 2016. Because it is no longer available through the publisher or a successor, it has “triggered” and is now freely available to the community via… Read more

February 14, 2022

Portico access alert: BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning

Portico is now providing access to content from the journal BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. This title contributed to research in the use of simulation and innovative technology across the health and social care professions in order to improve clinical outcomes, safety, and patient experiences. BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning ceased publication in July 2021 and is no longer available through the publisher; therefore, it has “triggered” and is now freely available to the community via the Portico… Read more

January 18, 2022

Key developments in Portico’s work

As we begin a new year, we’re sharing our recent developments to help meet emerging and future preservation needs. At a time when publishers and libraries continue to face uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic, preservation of the scholarly record is more important than ever, and we’re grateful for your continued support. We look forward to working with you in 2022. Expanding our digital archive Portico continues to ingest a growing stream of e-journal, e-book, and digital collection content into… Read more

December 16, 2021

Findings: Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship project

We are pleased to share the findings of Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship, a two-year project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and led by NYU Libraries to evaluate preservation for new forms of scholarly publishing. The project was a collaboration among digital preservation services, libraries, and university presses, who studied complex dynamic publications with features such as multimedia, data visualizations, and maps. The analysis resulted in a set of guidelines and best practices for creating… Read more

September 30, 2021

Access alert: former De Gruyter journals

Portico now hosts the content from two additional journals: Forum für osteuropäische Ideen -und Zeitgeschichte and Internationales Jahrbuch der Erwachsenenbildung, both formerly published by De Gruyter. These titles are no longer available through their former publisher or a successor; therefore, they have “triggered” and are available to the community via the Portico archive. These titles were originally published as subscription journals, and trigger access will be available to Portico participants. Key data for each journal Title: Forum für osteuropäische Ideen… Read more

August 13, 2021

Portico to participate in Embedding Preservability project

Portico will participate in Embedding Preservability, a three-year project led by the NYU Libraries’ Digital Library Technology Services unit and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The goal of the project is to support publishers in making design choices that result in publications, including very complex ones, that can be preserved at scale without sacrificing functionality. The project will refine, expand, and operationalize the guidelines established during the previous Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship… Read more

August 5, 2021

Access alert: OA journals from De Gruyter, Dedicated Juncture Researcher’s Association, and Manchester University Press

Portico is now providing access to content from 38 additional journals. These titles are no longer available through their publisher or a successor; therefore, they have “triggered” and are freely available to the community via the Portico archive. These titles were all originally published Open Access and will remain Open Access through Portico. The key data about the triggered titles, including the stable URLs, are available in the De Gruyter and Dedicated Juncture Researcher’s Association spreadsheets (xlsx). Manchester… Read more