Roman. Dancing Lar. Bronze sculpture. 1st century CE. Part of Smith College: Van Buren Antiquities Collection.

Your institution holds rich and unique collections that are critical to research, teaching, and learning. Yet, staff changes, hardware obsolescence, or local data loss could threaten the availability of your digital material or the continuity of your program. Safeguard the accessibility of your institution’s digital files for the long term with Portico, one of the world’s leading preservation archives.

Trusted by more than 1,000 publishers and over 1,000 libraries worldwide, Portico’s time-honored preservation services ensure your content remains secure and available for tomorrow’s scholars and students.

Count on true preservation

People often confuse short-term protections with lasting preservation. Backups, system redundancies, and byte-level replication are all helpful, but don’t guarantee reliable preservation well into the future. True digital preservation, which Portico provides, ensures four key factors over the very long term:

  1. Usability: Portico monitors all content for any threat of mediating technologies becoming obsolete so your intellectual content remains usable.
  2. Authenticity: Portico ensures that all content is authentic and that its provenance is verifiable by maintaining an audit trail of all the content we receive and what we do with it.
  3. Discoverability: Portico maintains detailed bibliographic metadata of all the content we preserve to ensure that it can always be found.
  4. Accessibility: Portico ensures a participating institutions’ content remains accessible to administrators and will return it if something happens to their mechanism for access. In addition, institutions can opt to share their preserved collections with users openly on JSTOR, the platform where millions begin their academic work.

To meet these goals, Portico has defined and follows exacting standards, policies, and processes for content management and maintenance and replication of the archive. Plus, we preserve your content in three locations in different geographical regions for maximum security.

Complete the form to learn how to future-proof your content with Portico

Share your preserved collections on JSTOR

Thanks to ITHAKA’s infrastructure services, you can also share your institutions’ preserved collections openly on JSTOR. Like hundreds of institutions, you will find publishing to JSTOR is fast and reliable thanks to our easy collection-loader tool and a healthy system of backend support. If you need more help, we also offer collection harvesting. Researchers can access your collections—without paywalls—alongside a rich trove of journals, books, images, and other primary source materials, bringing greater value to the learner and your institution.

Through decades of offering trusted nonprofit resources like JSTOR and Portico, ITHAKA has built the infrastructure services that enable you to make your collections discoverable and free of paywalls to a global community of faculty, students, and researchers, and to ensure your content remains accessible for generations to come.