1. Preservation planning

Portico analyzes the formats and packaging of the content and establishes a custom preservation plan, including the development of any necessary new tools.

2. Receipt and inventory management

Content is transferred from the provider to Portico.

3. Processing and archival deposit

Portico ingests the content into the archive following the specific preservation plan, including validating files, extracting key technical and descriptive metadata, capturing all actions taken on the content, and more.

4. Monitoring and engagement

Portico manages the archive and content on an ongoing basis to ensure security and future accessibility. Regular activities include replicating content, performing fixity checks, validating files as new tools are developed, etc.

5. Content delivery

Content is made available to users at participating institutions under agreed circumstances.