Scientific American’s Online Archive (1845-1909) from Nature PG

Scientific American’s Online Archive to 1845 Goes Live

November 3, 2011 03:50

Source: Resource Shelf, ResourceBlog  Nov. 10th:

“From the press release:

Readers can now revisit original reports of Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone and Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb. Scientific American‘s complete archive, back to volume 1, issue 1, is now available on To celebrate the completion of the Scientific American archive on, the 1845-1909 archive collection will be free to all to access from 1-30 November 2011. Published since 1845,Scientific American is the longest continually published magazine in the U.S.”

Portico Archive now holds 10 million articles


US Ten million journal articles preserved within Portico archive06 Feb 2009

"Non-profit electronic archiving service provider Portico, US, has announced that more than 10 million journal articles are preserved within the Portico archive. Launched in 2005 with support from JSTOR, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ithaka, and the Library of Congress, Portico provides a permanent archive of scholarly literature published in electronic form.

The Portico archive is supported by both publishers and libraries and is increasingly central to the digital preservation and permanent access strategies of institutions around the world.

The growth of the archive underscores the importance of preservation archives in facilitating a secure transition from print to electronic collections. At the close of 2008, 68 publishers producing journals and e-books on behalf of hundreds of scholarly societies participated in Portico and have entrusted over 8,200 journal titles and 4,600 e-books to the archive. Libraries from the global community have been equally supportive of Portico with nearly 500 current participants from 13 countries.

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Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter

PORTICO adds Thieme’s publications to its Archive

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"a digital preservation service for the scholarly community"

"With the inclusion of Thieme’s publications, over 8,200 e-journals and 4,400 e-books have now been entrusted to the Portico archive. The complete list of e-journals is available at and a list of participating publishers is available at"

From:   the Associate Director of Library Relations, Portico