Portico is launching a e-Book preservation study, which will last the rest of the year.
Here's an excerpt from the press release:
In response to several requests from publishers and libraries, Portico is conducting a study in order to assess how to extend its archival infrastructure and service to respond to the emerging need to preserve e-books. During the study we will analyze the structure and preservation needs of e-books and determine what adjustments to Portico's existing, operational and technological infrastructure and the economic model developed to support e-journal preservation might be required in order to respond to this new genre. Portico's e-journal archiving service was developed through a pilot project that drew heavily upon engagement with publisher and library pilot participants. We anticipate that a similar process will be essential in understanding how best to respond to the challenges of e-book preservation. . . .
The current participants in the E-Book Preservation study include:
- American Math Society
- Morgan Claypool
- Taylor and Francis
- Case Western Reserve University
- Cornell University Library
- McGill University
- Texas University Libraries
- University College of London
- Yale University Library