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August 13, 2021

Portico to participate in Embedding Preservability project

Portico will participate in Embedding Preservability, a three-year project led by the NYU Libraries’ Digital Library Technology Services unit and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The goal of the project is to support publishers in making design choices that result in publications, including very complex ones, that can be preserved at scale without sacrificing functionality. The project will refine, expand, and operationalize the guidelines established during the previous Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship… Read more

January 27, 2021

A letter to our community

Over the past year, Portico expanded its digital archive and collaborated on important research and projects to prepare for future preservation needs. Here are a few highlights of our latest developments—all made possible through the support of our library and publisher participants. Growth of our digital archive Portico’s archive has grown by 16% in the past year, and we are now preserving more than 116 million archival units (journal articles, books, etc). Our improved preservation infrastructure has ensured that we… Read more

November 5, 2020

Celebrating World Digital Preservation Day 2020

Organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and supported by organizations around the world, World Digital Preservation Day celebrates the positive impact of digital preservation. Our colleagues at Portico and Ithaka S+R have contributed two blog posts on this year’s theme, “Digits: For Good.” Stephanie Orphan, Director of Content Preservation at Portico, discusses our current work to ensure the preservation of and ongoing access to the growing body of independent Open Access journals. Learn more in “Portico: Evolving with… Read more

October 15, 2020

Portico and the Keepers Registry: An interview

In this month’s Research information, Gaëlle Béquet, director of ISSN International Centre, outlines the work of the Keepers Registry, the Centre’s service for informing the library and publishing community about efforts by archiving agencies worldwide to preserve titles of digitized and born-digital serial publications with an eISSN. The introduction is followed by interviews with four of its partner agencies, including Portico. In their interview, Portico’s Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director, Amy Kirchhoff, Product Manager, and Stephanie Orphan, Director of Content… Read more

September 14, 2020

Portico at #WeMissiPRES

Portico’s Senior Research Developer Karen Hanson is participating in #WeMissiPRES, an online program of talks and presentations organized by the Digital Preservation Coalition in celebration of iPRES and the digital preservation community, September 22-24. Hanson and Thib Guicherd-Callin from LOCKSS will present on “Preserving new forms of digital scholarship at scale,” September 23, at 2:20 PM EDT. In this brief, 10-minute talk, they will summarize recent findings from an ongoing Mellon-funded project led by New York University… Read more

July 22, 2020

Portico’s Stephanie Orphan reelected to OASPA Board of Directors

The members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) have reelected Stephanie Orphan, Portico’s Director of Publisher Relations, to begin her second three-year term on the Board of Directors in September. OASPA represents a community of scholarly publishers and related organizations with the mission of developing and disseminating publishing solutions that advance Open Access, preserve the integrity of scholarship, and promote best practice. The organization also works… 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

July 24, 2019

Preserving the enhanced digital monograph

Portico is part of a collaborative effort to explore best practices for preserving a complex new type of scholarship: the enhanced digital monograph. In a blog post for the Digital Preservation Coalition, Karen Hanson, Senior Research Developer for Portico, outlines the challenges of this project and opportunities to find new ways to collect, process, and provide access to more dynamic materials. Read on… Read more

May 10, 2019

Portico at OA seminar preceding SSP conference

On May 29, Stephanie Orphan, Portico’s Director of Publisher Relations, is co-facilitating Fact or Fiction? OASPA Lifts the Lid on Open Access Publishing, a seminar preceding the Society for Scholarly Publishing annual conference in San Diego. The interactive seminar aims to deepen understanding of approaches to Open Access publishing and will consider global trends and views, perceptions and the facts behind them, and different funding and… Read more

April 29, 2019

Mellon funds collaborative digital preservation project

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant of $527,000 for a project to help ensure the preservation of complex new forms of digital scholarship. With New York University as lead, project partners NYU Press, Michigan Publishing, the University of Minnesota Press, Stanford University Press, and Vega Academic Publishing at Wayne State University will transfer content of varying complexity and formats to project partners CLOCKSS and Portico, two major preservation services. These organizations will analyze the content, assess the… Read more