January 28, 2022

National Library of the Netherlands and Portico Announce E-Journal Preservation Partnership

From Portico’s Announcement:

The National Library of the Netherlands (KB) and Portico announced today a new partnership that will support the preservation of e-journals through the KB’s International e-Depot program and take advantage of Portico’s extensive preservation infrastructure and expertise.

The KB’s International e-Depot program focuses on the preservation of e-journals from international scientific publishers, and grew out of e-Depot, the solution to preserve locally published content in the Netherlands.


Portico first began offering e-journal preservation support to national libraries through its work with the British Library to help it meet UK legal deposit regulations in 2013. “We continue to expand our work to serve the unique preservation needs of different types of libraries and publishers around the world,” commented Kate Wittenberg, Portico Managing Director. “Through this partnership, the KB can take advantage of Portico’s existing preservation expertise and infrastructure and we can further our shared mission to ensure that scholars and researchers will have access to content in the future.”

The International e-Depot already preserves more than 15 million e-journal articles, and Portico will provide the KB with preservation-formatted e-journal content from scientific publishers who are new to the program. The first group of new participants includes BioOne, Walter de Gruyter, Wolters Kluwer, Karger, Brill, and Thieme. In case of an e-journal trigger event from participating publishers, the KB would provide access to Dutch researchers.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Learn More About the International Depot

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.