Gale to Preserve Two More Collections with Portico

    Princeton, NJ, Sept. 10, 2012 – Portico is pleased to announce the addition of two Gale Digital Collections – Nineteenth Century Collections Online and National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 to Portico’s D-Collections Service.  Portico has already preserved more than 1,380,000 objects and 83,000,000 files from 14 Gale Collections previously committed to the archive. 

    These new collections represent a wide range of content types, including monographs, newspapers, journals, and manuscripts.

    “Gale is delighted to extend our relationship with Portico. Gale’s customers see great value in the Portico service, and they share Gale’s enthusiasm for Portico’s digital-preservation solutions and strategies,” said Jim Draper, vice president and publisher, Gale

    Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program bringing together primary source collections – monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs and more – of the long nineteenth century (1789-1914) and beyond. National Geographic magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, includes every article of this vast knowledge base, faithfully reproduced and fully searchable through an intuitive interface.

     “Gale is an important leader in addressing the need for preservation of digital historical collections,” Kate Wittenberg, managing director, Portico, stated.  “We’re happy to be extending our agreement with them.”

     In accordance with Portico’s D-Collections Service model, Portico will make the content available to Gale’s customers under specifically defined circumstances called “trigger events.” Should the content no longer be made available through the Gale system or from other sources, or if Gale were to experience an extended service interruption, Portico will make the content preserved in the archive available to Gale’s customers. There is no charge from Gale to its customers for this service.

     For more information, please contact Marita La Monica at marita.lamonica@ithaka.org or Kristina Massari at kristina.massari@cengage.com.   

    About Cengage Learning and Gale

    Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world’s information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.gale.cengage.com.

     About Portico

    Portico (www.portico.org) is a digital preservation service for e-journals, e-books, and other scholarly e-content. The Portico archive is certified as a “trustworthy digital repository” by the Center for Research Libraries; more than 13,000 e-journals, more than 120,000 e-books, and 48 d-collections have been entrusted to it. For a complete list of Portico-related facts and figures, please visit Portico Archive Facts & Figures.  Portico is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes JSTOR and Ithaka S+R.

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