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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 by… 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

April 29, 2016

Global Preservation Effort Portico Tops One Billion Files

Libraries around the world are moving rapidly to holding digital collections, but will all those bits and bytes be here in the future? ITHAKA, a not-for-profit leader in developing new solutions to advance and preserve knowledge, is making sure the answer to that question is yes. Today the organization announced that its large-scale digital preservation service Portico now preserves one billion files or, in practical terms, more than 20,000 e-journals, 400,000 e-books, and 600 million images that include vast collections of historical newspapers. Portico has nearly doubled the amount of content it preserves in the past year, representing the ingestion of more than 24 million files per month into the archive, and pushing it over the one billion mark. Read more

November 4, 2013

Portico reaches historic milestone: 25 million articles preserved

Portico is pleased to announce that it is preserving 25 million journal articles—and counting—through its E-Journal Preservation Service. The articles represent content from more than 287,000 volumes and more than one million journal issues. This is a significant milestone for Portico and the library and publisher community that supports digital preservation. “It is quite remarkable to see the growth in the Portico archive over the last eight years,” commented Marilyn Geller, collection management librarian of Lesley University, an early Portico participant. “When it first started, the Portico system was an untested concept. But in the ensuing years, the system has proven successful and the organization has demonstrated that they can be trusted when unforeseen circumstances happen. We couldn’t be more pleased with Portico’s growth.” Read more

March 27, 2013

Library Support for Portico Expands Across Europe

Ten institutions from the Netherlands and Switzerland Join Portico announced today that members of Netherland’s SURFmarket and Switzerland’s Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries joined Portico. With the addition of these institutions, more than half of Portico’s library participants are now located outside of the United States. “We knew we needed a digital preservation solution to secure our growing investment in electronic resources,” said Kurt De Belder, university librarian at Leiden University in the Netherlands. “We chose Portico because of its archive size, its robust digital preservation approach, and its track record in providing access to triggered content.” Anja Meyer, librarian at ETH Zürich in Switzerland added, “The uncomplicated process of participating in Portico has definitely been a big plus, and ETH-Bibliothek encourages other libraries and publishers to join Portico.” Read more

January 25, 2010

Portico certified as trustworthy digital repository by the Center for Research Libraries

This month the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) announced the completion of an audit of the Portico digital repository and its certification as a trustworthy digital repository. Portico is the first digital preservation service to undergo this independent audit and the only service to be certified at this time. This is a crucial milestone for Portico, and one we hope will provide libraries and publishers with even greater confidence in our ability to serve your preservation needs over the long… Read more