November 30, 2015

Digital Preservation: Portico Reaches Major Milestone, Now Preserving More than 25 Million Journal Articles

Congrats to Kate Wittenberg and the entire Portico team!

From Portico

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.


Since 2005, the number of titles and types of content has grown significantly, as has participation, which now exceeds 1,000 libraries and publishers. Nearly 17,000 e-journals, more than 220,000e-books, and 72 digitized historical collections have been entrusted to Portico for long-term preservation. The articles, books, and digital collections currently preserved in the archive translate to nearly 415 million files and 60 terabytes of content.

We continue to look for ways to extend our service to the community,” said Kate Wittenberg, managing director, Portico. “The growth of the archive underscores the demand for electronic content and the need to securely preserve it.”

Portico is currently working with more than 850 libraries and 220 publishers.

Read the Complete Announcement
Includes comments from Marilyn Geller, Lesley University and Craig Van Dyck, Wiley.

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