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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

August 10, 2015

Portico now providing access to Popular Narrative Media

Participants in the Portico E-Journal Preservation Service now have access to two volumes of Popular Narrative Media, formerly published by Liverpool University Press. 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 two volumes of Popular Narrative Media regardless of whether they previously subscribed to the title. The key facts about this… Read more

August 27, 2014

Upcoming Webinar: E-book Preservation

What will it take to ensure long-term access to e-books? Join us for a 45-minute webinar on e-book preservation. Amy Kirchhoff, Portico archive product manager and co-author of “Preserving E-books,” a new Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) TechWatch report, will answer the above question and will discuss other current developments and issues in e-books. When: Wednesday, September 10: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Topics that will be covered: Format issues, including the sometimes tight coupling of e-book content with particular hardware platforms DRM… Read more

August 18, 2014

CHORUS-Portico Agreement Supports Preservation Requirements of U.S. Federal OSTP Policy

The not-for-profit digital archive Portico and CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) have entered into an agreement to support the preservation requirements of the policy memorandum released in February 2013 by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). This policy directs United States federal agencies to develop plans to make articles reporting on the research they fund freely available to the public immediately or after an embargo period and highlights requirements needed to ensure long-term access to this research through preservation. Read more

June 17, 2014

Portico Announces Digital Preservation Agreement with the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress (LOC) has joined Portico’s e-journal and e-book digital preservation services. LOC joins hundreds of libraries and publishers around the world who support Portico’s work. “As we continue to steadily build the Library’s digital collections, it is only logical and prudent that we protect that investment. Formalizing our relationship with Portico allows us to ensure that this content will be available for future generations,” said Roberta I. Shaffer, associate librarian for Library Services. Portico and the Library… Read more

April 30, 2014

The Data Conservancy, IEEE, and Portico receive Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant to connect publications and their linked data

The Data Conservancy, IEEE, and Portico announced today their partnership to design and prototype a data curation infrastructure that connects published research and associated data sets for the long-term benefit of researchers worldwide. This two-year project, which is supported by a $602,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will result in the development of a service that will build, store, update, and retrieve the connections among publications and data, and preserve those connections over the long-term. Read more

November 4, 2013

Portico reaches historic milestone: 25 million articles preserved

Portico is pleased to announce that it is preserving 25 million journal articles—and counting—through its E-Journal Preservation Service. The articles represent content from more than 287,000 volumes and more than one million journal issues. This is a significant milestone for Portico and the library and publisher community that supports digital preservation. “It is quite remarkable to see the growth in the Portico archive over the last eight years,” commented Marilyn Geller, collection management librarian of Lesley University, an early Portico participant. “When it first started, the Portico system was an untested concept. But in the ensuing years, the system has proven successful and the organization has demonstrated that they can be trusted when unforeseen circumstances happen. We couldn’t be more pleased with Portico’s growth.” Read more

March 27, 2013

Library Support for Portico Expands Across Europe

Ten institutions from the Netherlands and Switzerland Join Portico announced today that members of Netherland’s SURFmarket and Switzerland’s Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries joined Portico. With the addition of these institutions, more than half of Portico’s library participants are now located outside of the United States. “We knew we needed a digital preservation solution to secure our growing investment in electronic resources,” said Kurt De Belder, university librarian at Leiden University in the Netherlands. “We chose Portico because of its archive size, its robust digital preservation approach, and its track record in providing access to triggered content.” Anja Meyer, librarian at ETH Zürich in Switzerland added, “The uncomplicated process of participating in Portico has definitely been a big plus, and ETH-Bibliothek encourages other libraries and publishers to join Portico.” Read more

January 25, 2010

Portico certified as trustworthy digital repository by the Center for Research Libraries

This month the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced the completion of an audit of the Portico digital repository and its certification as a trustworthy digital repository. Portico is the first digital preservation service to undergo this independent audit and the only service to be certified at this time. This is a crucial milestone for Portico, and one we hope will provide libraries and publishers with even greater confidence in our ability to serve your preservation needs over the long… Read more