Webinar: Portico e-Book Preservation – Progress Made, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time (14:00-15:00 UTC)
CRL Events - events@crl.edu

Portico began working with libraries and scholarly publishers to preserve e-books in 2008. The years since have seen incredible growth in the scholarly e-book space and vastly increased coverage of e-books in digital preservation services. This webinar will explore lessons learned, challenges, and possible future directions for e-book preservation.

Topics will include:

  • The challenges of developing business models for a digital preservation market that is still evolving

  • Making sense of the multi-platform and aggregator space

  • How rights restrictions, format and technical issues, and access scenarios for e-books differ from journals.

The webinar will also delve into how Portico is building its e-book holdings, pricing models, and what the priorities are for growth.

This is the third in a series of CRL webinars examining the benefits, capabilities and possibilities of the Portico digital preservation service.


  • Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director, Portico
  • Amy Kirchhoff, Archive Service Manager, Portico
  • Stephanie Orphan, Director of Publisher Relations, Portico
  • Ken DiFiore, Director of Library Relations

CRL hosts webinars throughout the year. Participation is open to all librarians, staff, and faculty at CRL member institutions. Most are recorded and available for later access. Additional information on accessing CRL webinars can be found under Membership.

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