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February 5, 2024

Key developments in Portico’s work: 2023 year in review

As we enter 2024, we are pleased to share the important benefits libraries receive as a Portico participant and provide an update on ways we plan to meet emerging and future preservation needs. Expanding the digital archive Portico continues to ingest a growing stream of e-journal, ebook, and digital collection content into the archive. The number of archival units, or items, (e.g., journals, articles, books, newspaper issues, documents) being preserved has grown to 149,820,075, with the number of files being… Read more

January 18, 2023

Key developments in Portico’s work: 2022 year in review

As we begin a new year, we’re pleased to share an update on our shared mission to preserve the scholarly record. With the support of 1,000+ libraries and 1,000+ publishers, Portico is preserving an ever-increasing set of content, carrying out important research on emerging and future preservation needs, and piloting an initiative to preserve historical content from under-represented communities.  Expanding the digital archive: Portico continues to add a growing stream of e-journal, e-book, and digital collection… 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 10, 2022

Participation in Portico surpasses 1,000 publishers and 1,000 libraries worldwide

Portico has passed an important milestone and now has more than 1,000 participating publishers who, along with more than 1,000 participating libraries, allow us to meet our mission of ensuring that scholarly content remains usable, authentic, discoverable, and accessible. Such broad community support and collaboration allows us to provide long-term digital preservation in a cost-effective and sustainable way. Portico is preserving an extensive set of content in its archive: more than 96 million journal articles, 1.6 million ebooks, and 8.2… Read more

January 27, 2020

Celebrating our collaborative progress on preservation: 2019 year in review

In 2019, Portico made great progress on scholarly preservation with the support of our library and publisher participants. Together, we expanded the archive, developed efficient new processes, and engaged with the community on critical issues in preservation. Our 2019 activities included: Expanding the archive while controlling costs In 2019, the archive grew by 8.4%, to 1.78 billion files being preserved across journals, ebooks, and digital collections. View a snapshot of the growth in content, participation, trigger events, and usage. Read more

March 29, 2019

600 publishers and counting

Portico has reached a new and exciting milestone: more than 600 publishers have now joined the archive ensuring their content will be secure and available into the future. So far this year, 12 publishers have started preserving 100+ Open Access e-journals, about 2,500 e-books, and 19 digital collections in the Portico archive. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest participants: January 2019… Read more

January 31, 2019

Looking back at Portico’s 2018

Every year, we continue to make strides in expanding the Portico archive and building our expertise to serve the needs of our participants and ensure that our service remains stable and sustainable. Our activities in 2018 included: Expanding the archive to more than 1.6 billion files Portico continues to ingest a growing stream of e-journal, e-book, and digital collection content into the archive. In 2018,… Read more

January 31, 2018

Portico’s 2017 year in review

In 2017, we continued to make strides in expanding the Portico archive, while also growing our library participation and engaging with the community on critical issues in preservation. Here are just a few highlights from the year: Download the 2017 year in review PDF   Portico welcomes 1,000th library In May, we finalized the agreement with the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DfG) and welcomed 55 German institutions to Portico. This followed an extensive evaluation… Read more

May 30, 2017

Portico Welcomes 1,000th Library Supporting Digital Preservation

Portico is pleased to announce the University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, as its 1,000th participating library. Since its inception in 2006, libraries have relied on Portico to preserve academic e-journals, e-books, and other digital scholarship, and ensure that it remains available for future generations. The University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg joined alongside 53 other German institutions following an exhaustive evaluation funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), which recommended participation in Portico as part of their national strategy for digital preservation of licensed content. Read more

May 18, 2017

Portico Archive Hits Terabyte Milestone

Earlier this year, Portico hit a big milestone: we now preserve 400 Terabytes (TB) of data. For some (say NASA) this number may not sound that big, but consider what it represents: 68 million articles, 794 million images, 3.7 million digitized historical collection items, 679,000 e-books, and much more. Read more