More than 90 University Presses Now Preserving E-Books With Portico
Portico is now preserving e-books from more than 90 university presses in 6 countries.
This includes Cambridge University Press and university press e-books hosted by JSTOR (Books at JSTOR), Project Muse (UPCC Collections), and Oxford University Press (University Press Scholarship Online).
With the Books at JSTOR program, Portico will preserve e-books from more than 30 university presses as well as independent not-for-profit organizations. Project Muse and Portico partnered in late 2012 to preserve e-books from more than 70 presses. Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press have been working with Portico since 2006 and 2007 respectively; first to preserve their e-journals and then to preserve their e-books.
The community goes beyond the presses themselves. Nearly two-thirds of the university libraries at these presses’ home institutions also participate in Portico. This collaboration signals the kind of university-wide commitment to preserving scholarly publications that’s needed today. “Portico participation from both university libraries and university presses reflects the founding purpose of Portico—to create a trusted, shared digital preservation archive that the community as a whole can support,” stated Carol Mandel, dean of the division of libraries, New York University and Portico advisor.
See Also: Portico Title Lists
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.