Addressing the E-Journal Preservation Conundrum: Understanding Portico

Addressing the E-Journal Preservation Conundrum: Understanding Portico


Wednesday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: METRO’s Training Center, 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
Fee: $25 for institutional and myMETRO members; $50 nonmembers
Register for this workshop.

As teaching and research have grown ever more dependent upon electronic scholarly resources—particularly electronic journals—significant challenges have emerged in protecting and preserving these electronic resources. Portico is a not-for-profit service that provides a permanent archive of scholarly literature published in electronic formats. The service was created to provide a trusted archival home for these ‘at-risk assets’ and assist libraries in their transition from print to electronic formats. Geared for university librarians, library directors, and other library staff, this workshop will cover the key issues surrounding e-journal preservation and provide an overview of how Portico operates.

Ken DiFiore, Associate Director for Library Relations at Portico, will lead the workshop. Ken spent his early career as a chemistry librarian, and over the past ten years has worked in the library vendor community with roles in business development and product support.

Sam Streed
Author: Sam Streed
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