May 23, 2022

Digital Preservation: Portico Membership Expands in Europe With 10 New Institutions From the Netherlands and Switzerland

From Portico:

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.


The 10 institutions include Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, and Utrecht University in the Netherlands; and Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich), University of Basel, University of Fribourg, University of Lausanne, University of St. Gallen, and University of Zürich in Switzerland. [Our emphasis] They are the first institutions to participate in Portico in their respective countries.

These institutions join nearly 250 European participants from Austria, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. “We believe that digital preservation is a community effort,” stated Kate Wittenberg, Portico managing director. “And I could not be more pleased to see support coming from around the globe.” Bruce Heterick, vice president of Outreach & Participation Services for Portico commented, “It is great to see the way digital preservation support has grown over the years, and our goal is to help more librarians around the world feel secure about their expanding investment in electronic resources.”

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