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November 29, 2018

Happy World Digital Preservation Day, 2018!

World Digital Preservation Day brings together individuals and institutions from across the globe in celebration of their work in the field of digital preservation. Sheila Morrissey, senior researcher at Portico, has written a blog post published by the Digital Preservation Coalition for World Digital Preservation Day on the importance of continual investment in technical infrastructure, and how Portico has been addressing that through our NextGen project. For more information, read the full article. Our colleague Oya Reiger, senior advisor of… Read more

November 16, 2018

Scholastica users can now deposit articles automatically into Portico

Publishers using Scholastica Open Access Publishing can now have their journal articles automatically deposited into the Portico digital preservation service. And because Scholastica tests their imports and formats the content, publishers can sign an agreement with Portico without having to go through a content sample review process. In its blog, Scholastica outlines the  importance of digital preservation and speaks with our Director of Publisher Relations Stephanie Orphan about Portico’s approach to preservation and our collaborations with the academic… Read more

November 12, 2018

A renewed investment in preservation infrastructure

In the decade since Portico launched, both the scale and type of preservation work we do has evolved. The volume of scholarly content ingested each year has grown from 160,000 archival objects in 2006 to over 98.5 million in 2018. At Portico, we are committed to investing in and improving our systems and capabilities in order to keep up with the constantly changing environment. Thanks to the support of our publisher and library participants, we recently completed a two-year project… 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

October 21, 2016

ITHAKA Founder and Trustee William G. Bowen Dies at 83

The world has lost a uniquely gifted leader and friend. Bill Bowen passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016. He dedicated his entire professional life to the world of education, and was founding chairman of JSTOR and ITHAKA and founding trustee of Artstor. We extend our heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Learn more about Bill Bowen’s extraordinary life here. Read more