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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

January 7, 2020

Portico access alert: Effective Clinical Practice

The Portico archive now hosts the content from Effective Clinical Practice, a journal published by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine and the Alliance of Community Health Plans from 1998 to 2002.   The journal published peer-reviewed articles with practical information to help clinicians and other health care professionals improve the health and quality of life of individual patients and populations. Indexed in Medline, it published influential research such as… Read more

December 13, 2019

6 additional publishers join Portico

Portico welcomed six more publishers to the archive, ensuring that their content will be secure and available in the future: Bullaki Ltd.: Bullaki publishes Scientific Video Protocols, an open access peer-reviewed video journal. CSIRO Publishing: Australian publisher CSIRO has preserved journals with Portico since 2007 and is now adding over 500 e-books to the archive.  European Alliance for Innovation:… Read more

November 7, 2019

Happy World Digital Preservation Day 2019!

World Digital Preservation Day brings together individuals and organizations around the world to celebrate progress in the field of digital preservation. The Digital Preservation Coalition has published an article by Sheila Morrissey, Senior Researcher at Portico on controlling costs associated with pre-ingest processing. We hear again and again that, first, one of the biggest threats to ensuring long-term access to our digital heritage is the cost of preservation, and, second, that one of the critical cost drivers is… Read more

October 25, 2019

Portico access alert: Two open access De Gruyter journals

The Portico archive now hosts the content from two open access e-journals published by De Gruyter: Nanoscale Systems: Mathematical Modeling, Theory and Applications and Waves, Wavelets and Fractals. The content for these titles will no longer be available through De Gruyter’s platform; therefore, it has “triggered” and is available to the community via the Portico archive. These titles were originally published as open access, and will remain open access through Portico. Portico ensures ongoing access to content that is no… Read more

October 15, 2019

LIBER webinar: Digital preservation — opportunities & challenges ahead

While there are great benefits to having content available in digital form, this content can be extremely short lived without proper preservation efforts. On November 7, World Digital Preservation Day, LIBER is hosting a webinar on current trends in digital preservation featuring Portico’s Kate Wittenberg and Javanica Curry with Nicola Wright, Director of LSE Library. Kate and Javanica will reflect on their experience with Portico, including its history and evolving practice of sustainable preservation of the scholarly… Read more

October 7, 2019

5 additional publishers join Portico

Portico welcomed five more publishers to the archive, ensuring that their content will be secure and available in the future: American Association for Clinical Chemistry Columbia Data Analytics Fundación Iberoamericana de las Industrias Culturales y Creativas RTI International Tech Science Press You can explore a searchable list of all the publishers who participate in Portico and details about the content they’ve entrusted with us. If there are other scholarly publishers, e-journals, or e-resources that your… Read more

September 26, 2019

Portico at Charleston Library Conference 2019

Join us at the Charleston Library Conference! On November 8, Karen Hanson, Portico Senior Research Developer, will be taking part in Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship, a session describing a collaboration among preservation organizations, libraries, and publishers to produce recommended practices to help authors and publishers plan their multimedia digital products for maximum preservability. Speakers also include Susan Doerr (University of Minnesota Press), Jonathan Greenberg (NYU Libraries), and Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Library). Read more