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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

April 2, 2019

Portico sponsors iPRES 2019 attendees from underrepresented countries

Portico is pleased to sponsor registration for iPRES 2019 conference attendees from underrepresented countries. The awards, co-sponsored by the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, aim to expand the cultural diversity of the iPRES community. The funds cover the registration fee for the full conference package, hotel booking for five nights, and a contribution toward travel expenses. Applications are being accepted through June 30, 2019, and application review will continue until funding has been allocated. Read more

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