As a sort of insurance policy for maintaining access to electronic journals, should some unforseen catastrophe occur, the University Library is subscribing to the Portico digital archiving program. Portico offers a service that provides a permanent archive of electronic scholarly journals. Initial support for Portico was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ithaka, The Library of Congress, and JSTOR. A list of participating publishers is available, and includes such publishers as the American Inst. of Physics (AIP), Annual Reviews, Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford University Press, Sage publications, and the University of Chicago Press. As of September 1st, 2006, over 3,700 titles are being preserved at Portico.
Posted by Katie Newman at September 5, 2006 11:33 AM