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January 16, 2014 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Portico Partners With Knowledge Unlatched

Portico announced an agreement with the open access (OA) initiative Knowledge Unlatched that will preserve Knowledge Unlatched’s Pilot Collection of OA ebooks in Portico’s E-Book Preservation Service.

There are 28 ebooks from 13 scholarly publishers in the Pilot Collection. “We want to [assure] libraries that this content will be available to researchers and students for the long term,” says Frances Pinter, Knowledge Unlatched’s executive director.

Portico debuted its E-Book Preservation Service in 2008, and libraries began participating in 2011. Publishers and libraries help pay for the archive’s operating costs.

Source: Portico



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