May 25, 2022

New Article: “Challenges and Opportunities in the Evolving Digital Preservation Landscape: Reflections from Portico”

The following article from Insights (a UKSG publication) was published online earlier today.


Challenges and Opportunities In The Evolving Digital Preservation Landscape: Reflections From Portico


Kate Wittenberg

Sarah Glasser

Amy Kirchhoff

Sheila Morrissey

Stephanie Orphan


Insights31, 28
doi: 10.1629/uksg.421


There has been tremendous growth in the amount of digital content created by libraries, publishers, cultural institutions and the general public. While there are great benefits to having content available in digital form, digital objects can be extremely short-lived unless proper attention is paid to preservation. Reflecting on our experience with the digital preservation service Portico, we provide background on Portico’s history and evolving practice of sustainable preservation of the digital artifacts of scholarly communications. We also provide an overview of the digital preservation landscape as we see it now, with some thoughts on current requirements for preservation, and thoughts on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.