Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that it is now preserving e-books from more than 90 university presses in 6 countries. This includes Cambridge University Press and university press e-books hosted by JSTOR (Books at JSTOR), Project Muse (UPCC Collections), and Oxford University Press (University Press Scholarship Online). These presses and their platform partners are contributing to the preservation of tens of thousands of e-books.
With the Books at JSTOR programme, Portico will preserve e-books from more than 30 university presses as well as independent not-for-profit organisations. Project Muse and Portico partnered in late 2012 to preserve e-books from more than 70 presses. Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press have been working with Portico since 2006 and 2007 respectively; first to preserve their e-journals and then to preserve their e-books.
The community goes beyond the presses themselves. Nearly two-thirds of the university libraries at these presses’ home institutions also participate in Portico. Portico’s E-Book Service has more than 170,000 titles committed for preservation. Publishers that support this service range from large commercial publishers to university presses and small independent publishers.