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July 28, 2020

Portico at JCDL 2020

On August 5, Karen Hanson, Portico Senior Research Developer, is participating in “Making, Using, and Exploring Web Archives: Tales from Scholars & Practitioners,” a panel discussion in the Web Archiving and Digital Libraries virtual workshop. The presentation is part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2020. The panel brings together practitioners from computer, library, and information sciences to discuss how web archiving has been applied to save complex digital objects such as e-books, source code and… Read more

July 22, 2020

Portico’s Stephanie Orphan reelected to OASPA Board of Directors

The members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) have reelected Stephanie Orphan, Portico’s Director of Publisher Relations, to begin her second three-year term on the Board of Directors in September. OASPA represents a community of scholarly publishers and related organizations with the mission of developing and disseminating publishing solutions that advance Open Access, preserve the integrity of scholarship, and promote best practice. The organization also works… Read more

June 1, 2020

Portico access alert: Two digital collections from Gale

The Portico archive now hosts the content from two digital collections published by Gale: The Life and Times of Jorge Luis Borges and Public Life in Contemporary Argentina. Gale will stop hosting this content on 08/31/20; therefore, it has “triggered” and is available via Portico to those Gale customers who purchased the collections. Note that, because these titles are part of our digital collections service, they are available exclusively to Gale customers who have purchased these collections, and Portico participation… Read more

May 26, 2020

Presentation: Preservation of New Forms of Scholarship at CNI

A group of digital preservation institutions, libraries, and university presses have been working together on a Mellon-funded project to investigate the preservability of enhanced digital scholarly books. At the recent CNI session “Preservation of New Forms of Scholarship,” Karen Hanson, Senior Research Developer at Portico, joined panelists from New York University, the University of Michigan, and Stanford University to discuss guidelines for creating enhanced monographs that are more likely to be preservable, as well as other related issues. The recorded… Read more

May 4, 2020

CNI session explores persistent identifiers

At the recent CNI session “ARKs in the Open,” Karen Hanson, Senior Research Developer at Portico, joined panelists from the University of California, Smithsonian Institution, and FamilySearch International to discuss Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and their use as persistent identifiers. The full recorded session is available to view on CNI’s website. Read more

April 28, 2020

12 additional publishers join Portico

Portico welcomed 12 more publishers to the archive, ensuring that their content will be secure and available in the future: Cognizant Communication Corporation: A publisher of peer-reviewed journals for the scientific, technical, medical, business and tourism research communities worldwide, Cognizant is preserving 9 journals, including two Open Access journals: Gene Expression: The Journal of Liver Research and Oncology Research: Featuring Preclinical and Clinical Cancer Therapeutics. Johnson Matthey: This publisher produces the Open Access journal Johnson Matthey Technology Review,… Read more

February 25, 2020

6 additional publishers join Portico

Portico welcomed 6 more publishers to the archive, ensuring that their content will be secure and available in the future: Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia: Department of Architecture FTUI publishes Interiority, a journal presenting discourses from multiple perspectives in various design-related disciplines: architecture, interior design, spatial design, and other relative fields. Oxygenlink Publishing Company Limited: Oxygenlink publishes peer-reviewed Pediatric… Read more

January 27, 2020

Celebrating our collaborative progress on preservation: 2019 year in review

In 2019, Portico made great progress on scholarly preservation with the support of our library and publisher participants. Together, we expanded the archive, developed efficient new processes, and engaged with the community on critical issues in preservation. Our 2019 activities included: Expanding the archive while controlling costs In 2019, the archive grew by 8.4%, to 1.78 billion files being preserved across journals, ebooks, and digital collections. View a snapshot of the growth in content, participation, trigger events, and usage. Read more

January 24, 2020

Portico at NISO Plus Conference

Join us at the NISO Plus Conference in Baltimore! On Monday, February 24, Stephanie Orphan, Portico Director of Publisher Relations, will be taking part in Ask the Experts About Preservation. This Q&A session will address the importance of preservation in an increasingly digital world. It will take place in the Lord Baltimore Hotel from 2:50pm – 3:20pm. Stephanie will be answering questions with Craig Van Dyck, Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive. Read more

January 22, 2020

Bloomsbury to preserve eBooks and digital collections with Portico

Bloomsbury Publishing will be preserving its eBooks and digital collections with Portico, ensuring that its content will be secure and available into the future. Bloomsbury Digital Resources offers excellence and originality in scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The portfolio of resources includes Bloomsbury Collections, Drama Online, Churchill Archive, the award-winning Bloomsbury Fashion Central, and many more that provide essential and cutting-edge scholarly content featuring the latest critical thought, incisive insight, and accessible overviews in a range of… Read more