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December 13, 2022

Texas Digital Library & Portico: A Community-Based Digital Preservation Partnership

Portico and the Texas Digital Library (TDL), along with colleagues at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), are proud to announce a partnership to support the mission of preserving the scholarly record. Portico is a community-supported digital preservation service that safeguards access to e-journals, e-books, and digital collections to ensure they remain accessible and usable for future researchers, scholars, and students through a methodology that includes… Read more

August 30, 2022

Portico at iPres 2022

The Digital Preservation Coalition is hosting the iPres conference in Glasgow from September 12-16, 2022. The Portico team is looking forward to joining the conference and participating in a lively exchange of ideas with the global digital preservation community. Welcoming new colleagues to iPres We’re proud to sponsor bursaries for conference attendees from underrepresented countries, expanding the cultural diversity of the iPres community.  This year’s successful applicants are based at Busitema University… Read more

August 22, 2022

Reflections on Portico’s journey with the scholarly publishing community

Portico recently reached a significant milestone: more than 1,000 publishers are now preserving content in our archive, ensuring it will remain discoverable and accessible for the long term. In a new blog post for the Digital Preservation Coalition, Stephanie Orphan, Portico’s Director of Publisher Relations and Content Preservation, reflects on our journey with the community from Portico’s beginnings in 2005. As the scholarly publishing landscape has changed through the growth of… Read more

June 23, 2022

Applications now open for iPres 2022 sponsored participation

Portico is pleased to support the participation of iPres 2022 conference attendees from underrepresented or low/middle-income countries. Hosted by the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), iPres is the longest-running conference series on digital preservation. This year’s conference will be held from September 12-16, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. The sponsorships will enable 2-3 members of the global digital preservation community to attend the conference, involving new participants in the application of digital preservation and expanding the cultural diversity of the iPres… Read more

April 29, 2022

Portico explores emerging preservation challenges in the Journal of Electronic Publishing

As scholars experiment with diverse technologies to present their research, publishers are supporting digital formats that go far beyond traditional text-based publications. These complex works may include embedded media, supporting materials such as software and data, interactive features, nonlinear forms of navigation, and more. However, such innovative characteristics can create challenges for the long-term sustainability of these publications. How can we ensure that this important scholarly content is preserved for future generations? In a new article in the Journal of… Read more

January 18, 2022

Key developments in Portico’s work

As we begin a new year, we’re sharing our recent developments to help meet emerging and future preservation needs. At a time when publishers and libraries continue to face uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic, preservation of the scholarly record is more important than ever, and we’re grateful for your continued support. We look forward to working with you in 2022. Expanding our digital archive Portico continues to ingest a growing stream of e-journal, e-book, and digital collection content into… Read more

December 16, 2021

Findings: Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship project

We are pleased to share the findings of Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship, a two-year project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and led by NYU Libraries to evaluate preservation for new forms of scholarly publishing. The project was a collaboration among digital preservation services, libraries, and university presses, who studied complex dynamic publications with features such as multimedia, data visualizations, and maps. The analysis resulted in a set of guidelines and best practices for creating… Read more

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