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Portico is an e-book preservation community that provides services in supporting digital archives from all around the world. Portico collaborates with libraries and publishers in preserving e-journals, e-books and other electronic scholarly content such as research papers and reports for future researchers and students. Portico has preserved millions of files in its databases so far, and each day thousands of files are being added to these databases.

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With advancements in technology and the Web, digital preservation of educational works has become a global need, not just for the present generations but also for the future ones. This process requires experience and teamwork of many groups of experts.

Established in 2002, Portico was founded with the aim of creating a sustainable digital archive that would help educational and research institutions and individuals access the archive from all over the world with just a few clicks. It was initially funded and still is working as the world’s largest digital preservation service and as a non-profit organization that is using digital technologies to help preserve scholarly records from libraries and publishers and help the future academic community.

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