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 of Congress have been working together on digital preservation issues for several years; first through a start-up grant from the Library’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program for Portico in the early days, and then further through the Library’s National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) working group programs.
“The Library of Congress is an unparalleled leader in the preservation field, and has been working with us since our inception on the preservation challenges of digital materials,” commented Kate Wittenberg, managing director, Portico. “I couldn’t be more delighted to further extend our relationship.”
About the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, holds more than 158 million items in various languages, disciplines, and formats. The Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its award-winning website at www.loc.gov.