Addressing the E-Journal Preservation Conundrum: Understanding Portico
Wednesday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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.