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February 23, 2017

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries Joins Portico

Portico and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries (CSAL) today announced a historic 10-year consortium-wide agreement that brings all CSAL primary member libraries in as Portico participants. By joining Portico, Swiss libraries and the communities they serve can be assured of enduring access to the academic e-journals and e-books they have invested in. The agreement covers the state universities in Switzerland, the Federal Institutes of Technology Domain, as well as the Universities of Applied Sciences and the Swiss National Library. Read more

January 31, 2017

Portico Access Alert: Arbitration Law Reports and Review and BoneKEy Reports now available

Content from the following journals is now available through the Portico archive. Arbitration Law Reports and Review, formerly published by Oxford University Press BoneKEy Reports, formerly published by Springer Nature The content for the volumes and issues listed below is no longer available through any online platform; therefore, it has “triggered” and is available to Portico participants via the Portico archive. The content is available to your institution regardless of whether you previously subscribed… Read more

October 21, 2016

ITHAKA Founder and Trustee William G. Bowen Dies at 83

The world has lost a uniquely gifted leader and friend. Bill Bowen passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016. He dedicated his entire professional life to the world of education, and was founding chairman of JSTOR and ITHAKA and founding trustee of Artstor. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Learn more about Bill Bowen’s extraordinary life here. Read more

September 30, 2016

Portico Access Alert: The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Portico has made the content from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, previously published by Taylor & Francis, available through the Portico archive. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English has been removed from Taylor & Francis’ hosting site and is not available through any online platform; therefore, this content has “triggered” and is available to participants in Portico’s E-Book Preservation Service via the Portico archive. These are the key facts about this trigger event: Title: The New… Read more

April 29, 2016

Global Preservation Effort Portico Tops One Billion Files

Libraries around the world are moving rapidly to holding digital collections, but will all those bits and bytes be here in the future? ITHAKA, a not-for-profit leader in developing new solutions to advance and preserve knowledge, is making sure the answer to that question is yes. Today the organization announced that its large-scale digital preservation service Portico now preserves one billion files or, in practical terms, more than 20,000 e-journals, 400,000 e-books, and 600 million images that include vast collections of historical newspapers. Portico has nearly doubled the amount of content it preserves in the past year, representing the ingestion of more than 24 million files per month into the archive, and pushing it over the one billion mark. Read more

January 28, 2016

Artstor-ITHAKA Community Letter

To our creators, partners, and users: We are writing to you as a valued member of our community to share the good news that Artstor, the nonprofit provider of the Artstor Digital Library of images and the Shared Shelf platform for cataloguing and digital asset management, will now operate under the umbrella of its fellow nonprofit ITHAKA, the organization that currently operates three other services: JSTOR, Portico and Ithaka S+R. As you may know, Artstor, ITHAKA and JSTOR were all created as mission-driven nonprofit organizations with the initial support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and with similar aims. This strategic alignment is a natural fit for us all. Read more

November 24, 2015

Portico now providing access to two Sage Publications’ titles

Portico has made the content from two Open Access journals previously published by Sage Publications available through the Portico archive. The titles that have triggered are: Human Genomics and Proteomics and Journal of Dental Biomechanics. The content for the volumes and issues listed below is no longer available through any online platform; therefore, it has “triggered” and is available via the Portico archive. These titles were published Open Access by Sage and will remain Open Access through Portico. Title: Human Genomics and Proteomics … Read more

October 26, 2015

Portico now providing access to Science Foundation in China

Participants in Portico’s E-Journal Preservation Service now have access to Science Foundation in China published by Institute of Physics Publishing. The content for the volumes and issues listed below is no longer available through any online platform; therefore, it has “triggered” and is available to Portico participants via the Portico archive. Participating institutions have access to the five volumes of Science Foundation in China regardless of whether they previously subscribed to the title. These are the key facts about this trigger event:… Read more

October 21, 2015

Portico and Open Access Week

This week is OA Week, an international week-long event organized by SPARC. It presents an opportunity for our peers to share what they have learned about new open access (OA) policies and approaches to scholarly communications. In light of this week’s events, we would like to ensure that you are aware of Portico’s activities related to OA publishing. Since 2005, Portico has worked with publishers and libraries to sustainably preserve scholarly e-content for future researchers and students. The Portico archive… Read more