Portico is pleased to announce the expansion of its digital preservation services to twenty more academic libraries in the United Kingdom, bringing the total number of UK participating institutions to fifty-seven. Among the additional JISC libraries that initiated participation this year are University of Leeds, University of Cambridge, and University of Manchester.
“Concerns about continuing access are a barrier to e-only, thus JISC Collections is pleased to have collaborated with Portico to enable more institutions to participate,” commented Lorraine Estelle, Chief Executive Officer of JISC Collections. Steve Sharp, Resource Acquisition Team Leader at University of Leeds, added, “As we all expand our digital collections, it is reassuring to know we have secure back-up for our content. The University of Leeds is delighted to be participating in the JISC Collections agreement with Portico.”
JISC has been providing consultation and guiding adoption of digital preservation solutions by its members. Over the past 18 months, JISC and Portico have collaborated on a series of webinars and workshops about digital preservation for the UK library community. Similarly, JISC Collections was active in negotiating and installing a master agreement between Portico and JISC member libraries.
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