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 preserves tens of thousands of e-journals, e-books, and other scholarly content, including content published via OA.

In response to shifting community needs, Portico began to work with publishers to offer OA triggers for titles published OA in 2014. In January 2014, Portico had its first open access triggerAstronomy Education Review (formerly published by the American Astronomical Society). Since that time, Portico has signed 30 new publishers onto agreements that allow for OA triggers and has been working on modifying agreements with publishers participating in Portico who offer OA content. Titles not published OA will continue to trigger only for libraries participating in Portico.

We are also working with CHORUS to ensure the ongoing OA availability of articles funded by federal agencies that are published by publishers participating in Portico.

For more information on Open Access Week, explore the events taking place on the SPARC website.