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August 14, 2018

Portico places archive replica at the National Library of the Netherlands

Portico and the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek or KB) have partnered to establish an online replica of the Portico archive that will be hosted by the KB. Portico and the KB have a long history of collaboration; for more than a decade, they cooperated to form and implement their respective digital preservation principles and practices. They have worked together to research the handling of digital preservation formats and to develop automated preservation… Read more

July 17, 2018

Portico explores digital preservation landscape in UKSG Insights

The rise of interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to research—often integrating text, data, and audio-visual material—has enabled new forms of scholarly output. As scholarly communication becomes increasingly complex, how can we ensure that “born-digital” artifacts are also “born-preservable”? Drawing on years of experience, senior leaders from Portico share their perspective on the digital preservation landscape in an article for UKSG Insights. The paper outlines emerging opportunities, including collaborating with national… Read more

April 25, 2018

Portico featured in WIRED article that asks “what happens when science just disappears?”

Dr. Kay Dickersin and Ms. Mariyam Thohira of Johns Hopkins University are on a quest–one only possible in the 21st century. Their plan, to recover all papers once published in The Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials (OJCCT), has even garnered the attention of WIRED magazine. The OJCCT was a groundbreaking publication, and one of the earliest scientific journals to… Read more

August 9, 2017

Portico’s Stephanie Orphan elected to OASPA board

The members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) have elected Stephanie Orphan, Portico’s director of publisher relations, to serve on the board of directors for a term of three years. OASPA’s mission is to support and represent the interests of Open Access journal and book publishers globally in scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines by setting standards, supporting the development of business and publishing models, educating the research community and the public on the benefits of OA… Read more

January 28, 2016

Artstor-ITHAKA Community Letter

To our creators, partners, and users: We are writing to you as a valued member of our community to share the good news that Artstor, the nonprofit provider of the Artstor Digital Library of images and the Shared Shelf platform for cataloguing and digital asset management, will now operate under the umbrella of its fellow nonprofit ITHAKA, the organization that currently operates three other services: JSTOR, Portico and Ithaka S+R. As you may know, Artstor, ITHAKA and JSTOR were all created as mission-driven nonprofit organizations with the initial support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and with similar aims. This strategic alignment is a natural fit for us all. Read more

August 18, 2014

CHORUS-Portico Agreement Supports Preservation Requirements of U.S. Federal OSTP Policy

The not-for-profit digital archive Portico and CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) have entered into an agreement to support the preservation requirements of the policy memorandum released in February 2013 by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). This policy directs United States federal agencies to develop plans to make articles reporting on the research they fund freely available to the public immediately or after an embargo period and highlights requirements needed to ensure long-term access to this research through preservation. Read more

April 30, 2014

The Data Conservancy, IEEE, and Portico receive Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant to connect publications and their linked data

The Data Conservancy, IEEE, and Portico announced today their partnership to design and prototype a data curation infrastructure that connects published research and associated data sets for the long-term benefit of researchers worldwide. This two-year project, which is supported by a $602,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will result in the development of a service that will build, store, update, and retrieve the connections among publications and data, and preserve those connections over the long-term. Read more